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Nothing in the tank

On December 26, the Swedish Television (SVT) will broadcast their brand new, hour-long Peter Forsberg documentary. Last Saturday, they let it slip to the general public that Peter Forsberg admitted Team’s Sweden’s tanking a game to get a better opponent in the quarterfinals.

Not that it was a big surprise. All the signs were there. The Swedes rested their starting goaltender - who didn’t even dress for the game - , they were outshot by almost 20 shots, and the intensity just wasn’t there. But, who could blame them, they had already secured their spot in the playoff stage of the tournament, and a loss gave them an easier opponent, while also pitting its strongest competitors against each other.

But what I don’t understand is how Peter Forsberg could know that Tre Kronor tanked the game, when he didn’t even play in the tournament?

Oh, oh, he wasn’t talking about the 2011 World Championship in which Sweden conveniently lost to Canada 3-2?

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Heroes and zeros

Helsinki IFK raised their championship banner before their regular season opener with team captain Ville Peltonen unveiling the 2011 banner.

Frederik Andersen, the Danish league MVP in 2010, and Player of the Year in 2011, signed with Frölunda Indians in the Swedish Elitserien, and has got off to a fantastic start.

Mikael Granlund doesn’t seem to be suffering from any post-World Championship gold, post-Finnish championship gold, post-postage stamp hangover, as he’s collected five points in his first two games.

Vesa Toskala is back making saves, Shjon Podein was back in Växjö. And Mike Denton saved a man’s life.

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