Two Swedish Things: panic at the Zetterberg (rumor) and’s profiles of Raymond, Johansson

Of Swedish Red Wings-related note:

  1. The rumor that the Red Wings might trade Henrik Zetterberg’s contract to the Tampa Bay Lightning to facilitate Long-Term Injured Reserve (LTIR) space for the Bolts has been bouncing around for a while now, but Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman mentioned it on the radio in Calgary last night, and the Swedish papers are…Kind of freaking out about it. Hockeysverige’s Robin Olausson, Expressen’s Gunnar Nordstrom and Aftonbladet’s Mattias Karlsson all wrote about the possibility this morning, and it’s a little surprising to see such an animated reaction of shock and almost offense taken regarding what would be a “paper move,” but that’s the way it goes;
  2. And it’s worth noting that, Sweden’s ESPN, has produced a series of profiles of five World Junior Championship participants of Swedish descent. Each profile runs about 18 minutes. You may not get much out of the audio, but the storytelling is good, and both Lucas Raymond and Albert Johansson are profiled. The profiles include analysis from former NHL’er Mats Sundin, current New York Ranger Mika Zibanejad, prospect Rasmus Dahlin and some guy named Nicklas Lidstrom. The videos are worth watching even if you don’t understand Swedish.

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