Henrik Zetterberg - Niklas Backstrom - Johan Franzen
Viktor Stalberg - Alexander Steen -Daniel Alfredsson
Niklas Lidstrom -Tobias Enstrom
Erik Karlsson - Alexander Edler
Victor Hedman - Niklas Kronwall
Henrik Lundqvist (starter)
See you in Socchi: Oliver Enkman-Larsson, Adam Larsson, Jakob Markstrom
Team breakdown: The Swedes are good. Like really good their top 2 lines could be tops on any international squad and their 4th line is still home to some great NHLers. The Swedes did still use some SEL players on their Vancouver squad but I may only see 2-3 cracking this lineup especially with the strong young players from being drafted into NHL teams. The Swedes major weakness is perhaps a lack of toughness but this is less of an issue at the Olympics than in the playoffs. With a top goalie, the best passing defensemen, and a very skilled set of forwards the Swedes are a team to beat.
Trending: Upward the strong junior sides of 2008-2010 are coming into their own combine that with never ageing Swedish ability they will be a medal favorite come Socchi.
Ranking: Silver Medal
Saku Koivu - Mikko Koivu -Teemu Selanne
Lauri Korpikoski - Olli Jokinen - Jussi Jokinen
Niklas Hagman - Valtteri Filppula - Tuomo Ruutu
Sean Bergenheim - Ville Leino - Antti Miettinen
Kimmo Timonen - Sami Salo
Joni Pitkanen - Toni Lydman
Teemu Laakso - Sami Lepisto
Pekka Rinne (Starter)
NHL cuts from Vancouver: Antero Nittymaki, Jarko Ruutu Jere Lehtinen (retired)
Team breakdown: Team Finland has had the same core for a number of years and will likely see a similar group from Vancouver to Socchi. This lack of turnover show there is little depth especially at the NHL level for the Finns and it is likely that at least 4-5 European league players crack the roster especially if more than 12 and 6 are taken at each position. This being said this roster consistency has truly allowed for this group of players to be a better team than any of the medal contenders. The Finns also have 6 goaltenders that could make the roster. Rinne is the class of goaltender that could carry a team a long way.
Trending: Steady the team isn't getting younger but it still has a number of stars especially in goal who are in/hitting their prime