Team Sweden Finally Captures Gold

Today Team Sweden of the Olympics beat Team

Finland to capture the men’s hockey gold medal.

In a shocker there were many Canadian fans cheering on Team Sweden. As we look forward to

Vancouver 2010 can Sweden repeat? Congrats to Team Sweden


28 Responses to Team Sweden Finally Captures Gold

  1. wingerxxx says:

    Well, anytime you have Lidstrom, Forsberg and Sundin leading the way, with guys like Alfredsson, Kenny Jonsson, etc. backing them up, and Henrik Lundqvist in goal, you have the potential to do some damage. I think that a lot of Sweden repeating, will have to do with whether or not Forsberg returns, if Sundin and Lidstrom will want to come back…Lundqvist will be in goal again, I’m sure. But Sweden has a great hockey program, they keep churning out great players. And congratulations to them today, they definitely deserve the gold.

  2. captainjoefish says:

    that was one of the best games both teams were working so hard and it went down to the final seconds it was great

  3. SJ_Sharks_Fan_19 says:

    kinky

  4. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I liked team Sweden.

    Congratulations to Mats Sundin, Niklas Lidstrom, Henrik Lundqvist, and the rest of the Swedes. Except Daniel Alfredson and Peter Forsberg. It’s funny, Forsberg seems like a real nice guy off the ice, but he dives, and hooks and shit.

    I’d also like to congratulate Aki Berg, and the Finnish team, along with 2 of my favorite players, Saku Koivu, and Teemu Selanne.

    And finally, congratulations to Tomas Kaberle and the Czechs. If we bring in Frantisek, you think Tomas will play like that here?

  5. ranger_fan says:

    What do you make of the Rangers calling up Holt? Is Hank getting a few days off, or is Weekes out the door?

  6. wingerxxx says:

    Lundqvist is definitely getting some games off, to rest up. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jagr had a few games off as well, as he was banged up a little during the Olympic tourney. The good news is that Prucha should be back soon.

  7. StartNittyNow says:

    Oh Leafy..

    Congrats to the whole swedish team, I dont see why you have to exclude Forsberg and Alfy, they both are terrific hockey players and they both are great guys off of the ice as well.. Also congrats to the whole finnish team, for the show they put on.. Nobody really expected them to be playing for gold, yet there they were.. Undefeated up until that point.. Great Job!!

    Also congrats to Nitty on being named tournament MVP, what a show he put on in goal.. Overall I really enjoyed watching the whole tournament… Can’t wait for the 2nd half of the NHL now!!

    Let the fun Begin!

  8. bammer91 says:

    what was the final score i didnt get a chance to watch the game>?

  9. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    since the 2010 games are in canada on north american ice are we building a new rink in vancouver just for the games? or we going to stay with the canucks rink and use that?

  10. Tweek says:

    At the moment the pacific colliseum and gm place are the two main venues and I heard grumblings of both semifinals and finals being played in that giant dome where the opening and closing ceremonies are being held but I think thats more wishful thinking but it would however be cool if they could pull that off and still have quality ice.

  11. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Alfredsson does seem to have grown up since his Cup Guarantees, and fake stick throw, but I still really hate the guy. Forsberg does seem like a good guy, but he dives, alot, http://www.divealanche.com, great site. I listened to an interview with him, and he seemed like such a cool guy I almost felt bad for not liking him.

  12. FLAMESOWNU says:

    Forsberg dosen’t dive..he’s the most dominating player in the league

  13. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    As someone who really hasn’t followed his career, I’d say most of that is based on reputation. I’ve heard some bad things about him, and someone sent me a video clip of his dives, and dirty plays once. I’ve seen him fall easily quite a few times recently.

  14. SJ_Sharks_Fan_19 says:

    Jagr fool! BEST euro player in the history of the NHL

  15. marcs797 says:

    niitty got mvp… i called it.

  16. wingerxxx says:

    Try to get a tape of the game if you can. Definitely worth watching. It was a great gold medal game.

  17. Jrugges says:

    ” As someone who really hasn’t followed his career, I’d say most of that is based on reputation. I’ve heard some bad things about him, and someone sent me a video clip of his dives, and dirty plays once. I’ve seen him fall easily quite a few times recently. “

    If you havent watched his amazing play then you really shouldnt judge him. If all you have seen is some dirty plays people have sent you well hell, that can make any player look bad. I’ve watched steve yzerman his whole career but lets say I only seen him a select few times and then a buddy sent me a bunch of bad plays he’s done over the years, of coarse I’m gonna think Yzerman is a dirty player.

    Simple fact is, Forsberg is prolly the worlds best player right now, and Sweeden won the gold which is great of them, they even did it without Naslund.(bum)

  18. CechmanekForVezina says:

    No Leafs fan should ever point fingers for diving.

  19. Flyers70 says:

    I think the core of this team (Forsberg, Sundin, Lidstron, the Jonnson brothers) have seen the last of Olympic play. That was a big reason why Forsberg made it such a priority to go over and play. The Swedes will be rebuilding around Alfie, Zetterberg, and players of that ilk.

  20. Freeze says:

    Did the Detroit Red Wings just win the Gold Medal??

  21. FoppaFlyers21 says:

    Obviously the writing of a sore loser. Forsberg doesn’t dive. He may have a few times in the past, but not at all as much as the hype suggested. He hasn’t dove one time this season, no one can even knock him off his feet, so I don’t know where you get off saying he “dives.”

    And to not congratulate Alfredsson and giving no reasoning as to why baffles me. He was probably their best player in the tournament. Maybe you’re a little jealous and bitter about the stomping the Sens have been giving your team this season…..

  22. FoppaFlyers21 says:

    Good stuff. That last goal (Forsberg to Sundin to Lidstrom) was flawless. What a pretty goal.

    Congrats to Sweden, they deserved it.

  23. FoppaFlyers21 says:

    Haha… yes they did. I can’t wait to get the Detroit Free Press tomorrow. I’m sure the game will be on the front page just because all three goals were from Wings.

  24. NemiNA says:

    THAT was a hell of a game. Congrats to the Swedes. Finland man. I was was pulling for them. Oh well. Nitty and Lundqvist played spectacular. Unbelievable tournament.

  25. thatleafsguy says:

    Way to go Mats, nice to see you win something.

  26. eric_empire says:

    Well in Vancover Sweden will have to do without Sundin, Lidstöm and the Jönsson brothers… Some one said that they will be building around Zetterberg and Alfredsson… Well you can include Samuel Pålsson, Daniel Tjärnquist and Niklas (& possible Staffan) Kronwall in that leuge… Pålsson will be the big “C” after Sundin…

    There have bin a good deal of talk about the goalis as MVP… well Swedish press gave the unsong hero award to… yes you may have guesed the best player in all the games Samuel Pålsson. He may not be the best scorer but he is the hardest woorker and if the Ducks would get the head out of there ass and put him on a scoring line intead of a cheking line he will be a desent scorer… and the best f***ing face of dude in the leuge (along with Perreault).

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