yeah... it's a definite possibility... if the Swedes play like they did in this tourney, especially the 3rd game.
And there's still a couple of other guys that could make this team even stronger +the possibility of new talent emerging/developing in the 4-5 months left before the WJC. They already have one scoring line, if they could have two good scoring lines and a good shut down line they could go pretty far, especially since the goaltending seems to be pretty good this year.
I hope they play alot of hard practice games before the WJC, preferably against good Allsvenskan teams like Leksand and Skellefteå. I think the Russian WJC team played against RSL-teams before the WJC last year, I'm unsure of that though.
for you Finnish fans... i don't know who #41 is (my sound card is not working, so i can't hear the announcers ), but he just pulled one of the most beautiful maneuvers i have seen to score on Montoya and put Suomi up 3-2 going into the 3rd period.
could someone please give me the details on game #2, Team Blue vs. Finland......damn this is so frustrating....it's impossible to get info...the USA hockey site seems to be screwed up at the moment......Thanks for your help, anyone and everyone.
If anyone wants to take a look...there's a bunch of pics on this thread of the evaluation camp....Team Sweden, Finland and USA....and there's more to come...the chick, beetsjeep, who posted them, said she took about 200 pics.....so go check it out...some of them turned out quite well....
Last edited by MePutPuckInNet: 08-17-2004 at 10:40 PM.
This was some grades of the best players in every game:
Sweden - USA blue:
5 stars: Christoffer Heino-Lindberg, Carl Söderberg.
4 stjärnor: Niklas Grossman, Loui Eriksson, Elias Granath.
3 stjärnor: Mattias Hellström, Ola Svanberg, Stefan Erkgärds samt David Fredriksson.
Sweden - USA White:
5 stars: Carl Söderberg.
4 stars: Niklas Grossman, Christoffer Heino-Lindberg.
3 stars: Oscar Hedman, Niklas Bergfors, Mattias Hellström samt Linus Videll.
Sweden - Finland:
5 stjärnor: Magnus Åkerlund.
4 stjärnor: Oskar Hedman, Elias Granath, Ola Svanberg.
3 stjärnor: Kalle Olsson, Alexander Larsson, Filip Hollström, Linus Persson, Alexander Täng samt David Fredriksson.
Sweden - USA white
Harder to find individual performances besides
Linus Videll´s hattrick.