Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/24/10 at 01:51 AM ET
from John Dellapina at NHLcom,
...But there is one generalization about him and his countrymen that Lidstrom is proud and happy to perpetuate: that they are an amicable and understated bunch that requires neither acclaim nor any fanfare.
That’s why captain Lidstrom and the rest of the Tre Kronor are only too happy to enter Wednesday’s quarterfinals the same way they entered the entire Olympic tournament: as the defending champs that so many have somehow managed to overlook.
“I think it fits us perfectly,“Lidstrom said, smiling as he came off the University of British Columbia ice after a light-hearted Team Sweden practice Tuesday. “We’re kind of sitting in the weeds. And people are picking other teams and kind of not talking about us.
“I would pick Canada and Russia as well. You look at their lineups and the players they can put out there on the ice.”
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