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by Paul on 02/26/06 at 09:08 PM ET
But the big party is on Monday when the team charters a plane to Stockholm to be celebrated by fans in a ceremony in the capital. That celebration was originally planned for Sunday night, but had to be postponed because flight restrictions from Turin prevented the players from returning to Sweden. "We would not be able to land (in Stockholm) until 1:30 a.m. and that is not reasonable," said Michael Englund, the head of the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation. The federation originally said the celebration would be scrapped completely as a majority of the players must fly back to North America, where the NHL resumes on Tuesday. "But the boys are ready to do anything to come back home first," federation chairman Christer Englund told newspaper Aftonbladet.I am not sure how reliable this is. I had heard the team was trying to get there tonight but scrapped the plan. Nothing about going tomorrow but of course things may have changed. From a Detroit standpoint, get back boys as soon as you can... update 9:47pm, According to the Afton Bladet, the gathering of the Sweden team in Stockholm is scheduled for 5pm tomorrow, Swedish time.
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