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What are your expectations on Tre Kronor at the Olympics?

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Gold 4 20.00%
Silver 3 15.00%
Bronze 6 30.00%
Semifinal 4 20.00%
Quarterfinal 1 5.00%
Worse (Is it technically even possible?) 1 5.00%
Who gives a **** about Ice hockey? Biathlon is where it's at! 1 5.00%
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01-24-2010, 04:36 PM
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What are your expectations on Tre Kronor at the Olympics?

How far do you think Sweden will go in Vancouver?

I say Bronze.

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01-24-2010, 05:03 PM
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Well, Tre Kronor usually brings home some kind of medal but my expectations are quite honestly low. Bronze would be a very good result as far as I'm concerned. The top teams, Canada and Russia look so very, very good. If one of those two doesn't take the gold it'll be quite the upset. Regarding Tre Kronor I think the team has an unhealthy mix of injured, old, declining and key players simply not playing up to their capacity this year. I think from a roster standpoint that this team is lacking in the role player, energy player category. Also there is the mix of small rinks and swedish "coaching" that usually don't bode well for us.

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01-24-2010, 05:23 PM
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i voted helena jonsson, though i'd rather cheer for charlotte kalla. but that being said, i'd be glad about semi-finals.

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Bronze will do, I guess.

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01-24-2010, 05:49 PM
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i voted helena jonsson, though i'd rather cheer for charlotte kalla. but that being said, i'd be glad about semi-finals.
The nordic skiing (xc, biathlon and jump) and the speed skating is what the core of the winter olympics is to me. I'll be watching the biathlon, the long distance speed skating and the cross country skiing. Traditionally cross country would be what I would watch the most, but I will probably not watch more than the short (10k for Kalla, 15k for the guys) distance and the relays since they have destroyed the 30k and 50k distances. Real skiing races should not end in sprint finishes.

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To me the Winter Olympics is hockey and...

no, it's just hockey.

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The nordic skiing (xc, biathlon and jump) and the speed skating is what the core of the winter olympics is to me. I'll be watching the biathlon, the long distance speed skating and the cross country skiing. Traditionally cross country would be what I would watch the most, but I will probably not watch more than the short (10k for Kalla, 15k for the guys) distance and the relays since they have destroyed the 30k and 50k distances. Real skiing races should not end in sprint finishes.
I agree, last Olympics I followed the hockey tournament as the sub plot. The only thing I don't give a flying **** about is curling, the rest will be followed just as closely as the hockey. I'm really excited about the whole spectacle.

For my expectations I think bronze, everything above is a pleasant surprise. Fourth place would be a minor disappointment, and out in the quarters would feel like Nagano and Salt Lake all over whatever team we lose to. Losing to Finland is never okay though under any cicumstances

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Medal or bust.

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Bronze, but I am interested in biathlon too.

It is one of the most awesome TV sports. Curling is also a nice TV sport, but it can't beat guns combined with skies.

On topic, anything can happen but Russia and Canada are both stacked. Tre kronor on the other hand is injury prone. The team will have more injuries than any other team mid-tournament.

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Well, Tre Kronor usually brings home some kind of medal but my expectations are quite honestly low. Bronze would be a very good result as far as I'm concerned. The top teams, Canada and Russia look so very, very good. If one of those two doesn't take the gold it'll be quite the upset. Regarding Tre Kronor I think the team has an unhealthy mix of injured, old, declining and key players simply not playing up to their capacity this year. I think from a roster standpoint that this team is lacking in the role player, energy player category. Also there is the mix of small rinks and swedish "coaching" that usually don't bode well for us.
Agreed.

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01-25-2010, 12:11 PM
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I'm actually expecting you guys to surprise a lot of people and win gold.

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01-25-2010, 03:50 PM
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Riddarn said it very well, an unhealthy mix... swedish coaching...

"I have a bad feeling about this..."

We should make it to the semis, but if we end up as #4, I wouldn't call it a shocker.

However, truth to be told, we can argue the selection of #17, #18, wings on the checking line, third goalie, etc. But, overall, BÅG is going with the guys he has history with, and Sweden isn't better than #3 for the moment, no matter how we twist and turn the line-ups. I think it will be a different story in 2014 if the OGs is still a best of the best, but Sweden is a bit in between generations right now.

At the end of the day, all games will have to be settled on the ice, and a few luck/unlucky bounces are to be expected, so line-ups and stats only go so far.

I'm truly releaved to see BÅG gone after this. In hindsight, he should have been shipped out immediately after the double in 2006 as "historical" and "the best ever," which would have given him a totally different position to negotiate a new contract elsewhere, and Tre Kronor could have started the rebuilding process earlier. Win-Win. But, that is not reality, so we'll play these last tourneys out and thank off the last members of the "Golden Generation" once and for all with headlines about "Fiasko" before we get to put our golden expectations on the next generation led by, Hedman, Karlsson, Eriksson, A. Larsson, Omark, MSP, Tedenby, etc.

I sure hope we'll see more of guys like Grossman and Murray under Mårts reign, but the U-20 team selection didn't necessarily provide me with high hopes of seeing those kinds of players making more regular appearances in Tre Kronor with Mårts as a coach than when BÅG led the troops. Then again, it sounds like Swedish hockey is contemplating some fundmental change.

Time will tell.

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01-25-2010, 07:53 PM
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Let's go for the bronze medal...a medal is something, at least

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Let's go for the bronze medal...a medal is something, at least
You're really saying that we shouldn't go for the Gold?
I don't expect anything, Tre kronor could win Gold or lose to Belarus again but I go into any hockey tournament hoping for gold. Always

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Anything less than a medal should be considered a failure. We have the third best squad imo, so I guess a bronze would be reasonable, but I will be disappointed if they lose in the semis.

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You're really saying that we shouldn't go for the Gold?
I don't expect anything, Tre kronor could win Gold or lose to Belarus again but I go into any hockey tournament hoping for gold. Always
Let's go for the bronze. Sure Douggie is happy with a bronze. Imagine all the years in Canada and now he will have something to show for it. All the players back from injuries...a bronze is no disappointment seen in perspective. Remember the sweat in the forehead of Modin, Kronwall and others. Freddie Shoestring (Foppas replacement) will scream in happiness over a medal. Liv will do his best game in life in the bronze final against Slovakia. Remember we have no Sundins or Forsbergs anymore. Sedins are just today's news. Bäckström isn't ready and Zetterberg is just a Selke player. Bronze could be mistaken for something better in the price collection. Bronze is fine, bronze is fine. Fourth is just plain bad. The impeachment of the BAG will just make us even better in the bronze final. The joy of predicting the outcome is greater than setting up a goal that will never be met. I want my tea grey.


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Anything but gold is unacceptable.

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