The Sochi Olympics are going to be here before we even know it. They’re already only six months away. Set to kick of on February 7th, the countries who will be playing for medals in hockey have begun to build their teams. Invites have been sent out to players and teams will be selected shortly after camps have taken place. Sweden is no stranger to winning medals when it comes to hockey, Sweden won the gold medal in 1994 and 2006.
Sweden’s camp roster is without a few big names that they had when they were last playing in the Olympics in Vancouver during the 2010 tournament. Swedish defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has retired, forward Daniel Alfredsson wasn’t invited, and Peter Forsberg will no longer be playing. Making way for the new comers, Sweden has invited a total of 35 players.
Sweden has a strong roster of players that are capable of high levels of play. A lot of young players will be playing this year, but any team with a roster built like this that has Henrik Lundqvist in net has to be a contender for the gold. Sweden has always been a team to watch and I expect them to do well this next year in the Olympics. The players below were all invited to the camp for a chance to make the team this year.
Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.
Erik Gustafsson of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators.
Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings.
Douglas Murray of the Pittsburgh Pengins.
Johnny Oduya of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jimmie Ericsson of Skelleftea AIK.
Johan Franzen of the Detroit Red Wings.
Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers.
Marcus Kruger of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Oscar Lindberg of the Skelleftea AIK.
Joel Lundqvist of the Frolunda HC.
Gustav Nyquist of the Detroit Red Wings.
Niklas Persson of the CSKA Moscow.
Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks.
Herik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks.
Alex Steen of the St. Louis Blues.
Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings.
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