"This has a huge impact for hockey in Sweden," said Anders Berglund, a former teammate of Lidstrom's in the Swedish Elite League and father of St. Louis center Patrik Berglund. "You have all the great players from the best team in the world and a lot of them are Swedes. This is making a huge impact to hockey in Sweden. I think the games were sold out in two hours, so you can imagine that it's a huge event in Sweden and extra special because it is the Red Wings."
Did he just say that the Red Wings are the best team in the world? WTF? Doesn't he have to root for the Blues?
I see your point and I'm sure he's rooting for the Blues, but from a nationalism standpoint and considering their success the last decade, I also understand a 'swed' being excited about so may countrymen on such a successful team.
If he were an American (say a parent of Oshie), he would deserve to be hung for such comments. I take great pride in American’s success in the league and can hardly demean others for the same.
But the gloves ocome off if he shows up in a Wing's sweater.
I just hope he can find some enjoyment while we hang a couple of ‘L’s on the Sweden laden Red Wins this weekend.
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