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Five Red Wings among invitees to Swedish Ice Hockey Federation’s Olympic summer powwow

According to the New York Times' Jeff Z. Klein (via RedWingsFeed), the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation has released the roster of its summer camp for the 2014 Olympics, which will meet from August 12-14 (of this summer) in Stockholm. The roster will meet to discuss Olympic strategies and get on the same game-planning page instead of taking to the ice, and here's the roster includes five Red Wings in Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Gustav Nyquist, Jonathan Ericsson and Niklas Kronwall:

PLAYERS AT OLYMPIC MEETING

GOALTENDERS


Jhonas Enroth
Viktor Fasth
Robin Lehner
Henrik Lundqvist

DEFENSEMEN

Jonas Brodin
Alexander Edler
Oliver Ekman Larsson
Jonathan Ericsson
Nicklas Grossman
Erik Gustafsson
Victor Hedman
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Erik Karlsson
Niklas Kronwall
Douglas Murray
Johnny Oduya
Henrik Tallinder

FORWARDS

Patrik Berglund
Nicklas Backstrom
Jimmie Ericsson
Loui Eriksson
Johan Franzen
Carl Hagelin
Patric Hornqvist
Marcus Johansson
Marcus Krüger
Gabriel Landeskog
Oscar Lindberg
Joel Lundqvist
Gustav Nyquist
Niklas Persson
Daniel Sedin
Henrik Sedin
Alexander Steen
Henrik Zetterberg

Per Klein:

Sweden’s ice hockey federation has included N.H.L. players on the list of players invited to its Olympic orientation camp, despite the absence of an agreement between the N.H.L. and the International Olympic Committee that would allow league players to play at the Sochi Olympics in February.

Henrik Lundqvist and Carl Hagelin from the Rangers and Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya from the Stanley Cup finalist Chicago Blackhawks are among the 35 players, mostly from the N.H.L., named to the camp. It will be held Aug. 12 to 14 in Stockholm.

The federation is the first to announce a roster of invitees. It is proceeding as if the N.H.L. and the I.O.C. will reach agreement allowing full participation at Sochi. On Wednesday, Gary Bettman, the N.H.L. commissioner, and Bill Daly, the deputy commissioner, said that an agreement, originally expected by the end of May, had yet to be reached, but expressed confidence that N.H.L. players would play at Sochi.

The snag is believed to involve issues surrounding video rights and arrangements with the N.H.L. Players’ Association involving transport from North America to Russia and back.

Both Aftonbladet's Linus Norberg and Expressen's Mattias Ek confirm, and Ek noted that the captain of the Swedish World Championship team, Staffan (brother of Niklas) Kronwall, didn't make the cut, nor did Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom.

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Comments

Primis's avatar

Ericsson being even in Sweden’s camp is…. yeah…

I realize Ericsson has improved but, yikes Sweden.  Especially considering Enstrom didn’t make it.  I’d take Enstrom over Ericsson every day and twice on Tuesday.

Nyquist appearing though should surprise absolutely nobody.

Posted by Primis on 06/14/13 at 11:20 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Posted by Primis on 06/14/13 at 12:20 PM ET

I’ve been no fan of Ericsson through the years, but he was surprisingly solid last year, and really steady this season.  Enstrom had a tough go at it this season - he got started late due to injury and never really did find his stride. 

Agree about Nyquist, and hope he makes the cut.  Keep that kid hungry to win at the top levels.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/14/13 at 02:13 PM ET

Baaaaaaaaaaaaah's avatar

Jarnkrok should be on that team…

Posted by Baaaaaaaaaaaaah from Calgary on 06/14/13 at 10:16 PM ET

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