2013 WJC Review: Sweden brings home silver after return to gold medal game
Coming into the 2013 World Junior Championship as the reigning gold medal champions, Sweden knew right from the beginning that a repeat performance would be no easy task. Not only could a number one goalie not be determined before the tournament began, but not a team in the tournament came in missing what was possibly its four most recognizable and important U-20 pieces, a situation Sweden had to deal with right off the bat.
Already missing the injured or sick Mika Zibanejad (OTT), Jonas Brodin (MIN) and Oscar Klefbom (EDM) – all of whom were first round NHL Draft picks – the bad news hit before the whole team had arrived in Ufa as 2012 sixth overall draft pick Hampus Lindholm (ANA) unexpectedly had to drop out of the tournament due to a concussion.… read more
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