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Mikael Samuelsson to Team Sweden: "They can go **** themselves"

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12-28-2009, 09:36 AM
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He retracts his statement tomorrow saying the media altered his sentence.

I like guys like this that say what's on their mind. Too bad he's not on the team but I don't think he's playing well enough.
He can't be worse than Fredrik Modin...

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12-28-2009, 09:39 AM
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Again: "While Samuelsson could be a potential injury replacement, he added that - as of now - he would not accept the call."
also, who would want a guy like that on their team though? he just took a complete dump on the rest of that team, just because he isnt on it. selfish, arrogant, and disrespectful to both his country, and the players chosen to represent it.

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12-28-2009, 09:45 AM
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It's not arrogance saying they can go **** themselves.

It's honesty.

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12-28-2009, 09:50 AM
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Canada and Russia's line ups are ridiculous, however i wouldnt underestimate Sweden's. I think they're going to be a lot better than folks are giving them credit for.
Sure, Swedes and Finns can never be counted out. They usually always form teams that are better than the names on the paper.

Kronwall, Oduya, Murray and Öhlund are four tough (and solid) sobs, while Lidström and Enström bring playmaking. Lundqvist in net is always a strength and the centers are very solid.

It's the wingers that are kind of weak though.

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12-28-2009, 10:06 AM
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Love the fact that he his 100% honest about the situation. And I can understand his frustrations. Though with that said, he must have realized that he was somewhere in the 12-15 region among forwards. Otherwise he is just kidding himself. If he truly belived that he was a sure thing for the Swedish roster, then ...

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12-28-2009, 10:16 AM
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Sure, Swedes and Finns can never be counted out. They usually always form teams that are better than the names on the paper.

Kronwall, Oduya, Murray and Öhlund are four tough (and solid) sobs, while Lidström and Enström bring playmaking. Lundqvist in net is always a strength and the centers are very solid.

It's the wingers that are kind of weak though.
I'm surprised Edler didn't make it...

I'm suprised that they picked over the hill players...

Edler has been really great for us... since coming back from injury,

21 points in 33 games is also pretty good.

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12-28-2009, 10:20 AM
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I definitely wouldn´t want a player with such an attitude on my national team....

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12-28-2009, 10:21 AM
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I don't really get why he didn't make the team. This quote is outstanding.

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12-28-2009, 10:33 AM
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Honestly one of the funniest things I've heard all year. Thanks for the late Xmas gift, Mikael!

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12-28-2009, 10:48 AM
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I don't see the big deal. I would be pretty PO'd too if I didn't get a chance to play for my country. Especially if I was their 2nd choice. He isn't disrespecting his countrymen, he's getting mad at the Swedish selection group. Fair enough.

He has been fairly gritty for the Canucks, but he does have poor shot selection. Needs to pass a bit more, but given that this team lacks shooters, can't be a bad thing. He's on pace for about 20 goals, which is pretty good for what he brings, he isn't a detriment to the team but I would like to see him on the 3rd line.

It's too bad he isn't quicker, otherwise he would be great with Kesler and Raymond.

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12-28-2009, 10:52 AM
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Selections will be scrutinized for every country. I honestly cannot believe they went with both Modin and Forsberg. They could be down two forwards after game 1 which seems like too much of a risk to me. Take one if you must but this team is very creaky - going for age and experience may cost this team a medal.

Samuelsson is a borderline player and one I always liked. He will not be going to Sweden after his outburst although it was damn funny.

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12-28-2009, 10:56 AM
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Wow. Compare this with Kovalev, who cheered for Russia from the stands at one of the recent WC's even though he was not selected for team. Every player should be proud to even be considered for the national team, not to say of making the team or being a substitute.

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12-28-2009, 11:11 AM
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Wow. Compare this with Kovalev, who cheered for Russia from the stands at one of the recent WC's even though he was not selected for team. Every player should be proud to even be considered for the national team, not to say of making the team or being a substitute.
It wasn't that long ago that Russia had a hard time getting people to play for their country....

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12-28-2009, 11:14 AM
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I hate players that think they're entitled, no matter how funny it may be.
lol

Not to mention it's Mikael freakin' Samuelsson

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12-28-2009, 11:20 AM
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I don't really get why he didn't make the team. This quote is outstanding.
Mattias Weinhandl is simply too good.

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12-28-2009, 11:21 AM
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Love It

I love this. Refreshing to see a player quote how he feels, instead of all the politically correct BS that we get fed everyday. Aren't we all adults here??

If I was him, I would be pissed as well.

Hopefully the mainstream media doesn't beat this into the ground.

ps. You can put me in the camp for thinking that he should be on the team.

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12-28-2009, 11:22 AM
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Really? I am basing my opinion of him mainly off his play in Detroit, which will be backed up by anybody that watched him play as a Red Wing. He was inconsistent, and when he was bad, he was BRUTAL.

I'm being a little tough on him. He's not a useless player, but he doesn't have much on-ice intelligence. Shoots too quickly. He could be a decent playmaker if he didn't always want to shoot the puck. And he played little defense, hit nothing, and as we all know, loved sniping the logo on the chest of a goalie.

Maybe you are thinking about Ulf Samuelsson? Still, I don't see any reason to take him on that team. Just my opinion, honestly. They wanted toughness, and he's not really tough...
you are way off about Samuelsson. He is strong as an ox and a pain in the ass to play against. He probably has more grit than any forward named to team Sweden.


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12-28-2009, 11:25 AM
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Love the fact that he his 100% honest about the situation. And I can understand his frustrations. Though with that said, he must have realized that he was somewhere in the 12-15 region among forwards. Otherwise he is just kidding himself. If he truly belived that he was a sure thing for the Swedish roster, then ...
I'm sure he realized that. He just didnt expect Hornqvist and Modin to picked ahead of him...

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12-28-2009, 11:26 AM
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Refreshing honesty would be him saying "I deserved to be on the team, I'm good enough" not "Go **** yourselves"
He's mad. And he's expressing that.

I find some people act as though expressing anger is a faux pa. If he had spoken the usual statement "Uhh, yeah. It's disappointing to not make the team, I deserved... ...good enough, etc." It'd go in the pile of every other hopeful that didn't make it. Now we're sitting here talking about it, and Swedish Olympic officials are surely aware as well.

Well on him. If he was that mad, he's letting ppl know.

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12-28-2009, 11:29 AM
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I remember the TSN interview when he got signed to Vancouver, when asked why he signed for them he said something like " I shoudn't lie, it was the money". This guy speaks his mind even when not appropriate, I like it since I'm like that aswell.
Actually, it's stupid to say things like that because most of us lready knew that. So him saying that is like shoving it in people's faces.

I don't mind the snub quote, though.

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12-28-2009, 11:40 AM
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"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

Maybe somebody can translate that into Swedish.

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12-28-2009, 11:45 AM
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I actually think you're way off here on the physical side of Samuelsson. One thing I've noticed about him since he joined the Canucks is his gritty side. He plays a game like a typical Canadian. He's far from the stereotypical European player IMO.
Yeah, if grittiness was the thing he would be on the team, he ghas even throwed his gloves.

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The olympics means so much and getting picked after Modin is an insult.
And thank god this is BÅG:s last year as headcoach.
Amen!

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Edler shouldn't have made the team. I'm glad he didn't.
No, production, hard slapshot and size is not needed, bring Oduya and Johansson who has don e nothing instead.


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The guy is what, 34 years old? I don't think he cares that much about not being able to join any further WC's. He was left out of the olympics, which is what was important for him.

Kudos to him for being honest, when he's obviously very disappointed and pissed at the Swedish staff. Picking Modin ahead of him is a joke.
This.

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I also think that was the right call. What confuses me is Tallinder over Hjalmersson(sp?), and Liv over someone like Hedberg, maybe Enroth.
Tallinder has actually been consistent in his play this year, so has Hjalmarsson, though I'm not sure he was chosing between the two, age, experience and routine was probably the deciding factor if he did.

And hopefully, Liv will never have the pleasure of gearing up this olympic. That is, unless we want to lose on purpose, then it would be easier to put him in the net and have the forwards play their best, we'll still lose.

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"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

Maybe somebody can translate that into Swedish.
he did..... "go **** yourself."

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12-28-2009, 11:54 AM
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No, production, hard slapshot and size is not needed, bring Oduya and Johansson who has don e nothing instead.
Oduya can play defense and Johansson proved himself on Tre Kronor several times. Edler was never an option to be on the team. He was likely a long way down on the depthlist.

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