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07-22-2013, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 View Post
I'd be pumped to have Gustafsson find a spot on Sweden's team, but it's just very unlikely to happen unless they get decimated with injuries this season.


Then you have Hjalmarsson, Brodin, and Larsson who are likely ahead of him at this point.

They are probably high on Gustafsson given his WC performance, but there's just too much depth ahead of him. Unless he plays at his WC level this season, he won't get much consideration. Unfortunately, he won't be in a position to play at that level with Timonen, Streit, Coburn, and Schenn ahead of him on our depth chart.
I'm not super familiar with a lot of those D guys outside Karlsson and Kronwall. I know that Olympic team officials state the obvious that in international play you need to be able to skate and be fast.

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