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Team-by-team breakdown (Sweden)

Updated: February 10, 2014, 1:43 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The defending IIHF world champions are a popular pick by many to win gold in Sochi, and why not? They're loaded at every position. The last time the Olympics were held overseas, the Swedes took gold in Torino. Will we see a repeat of that in Sochi? Perhaps, but do the injury withdrawals of Henrik Sedin and Johan Franzen -- plus the fact Henrik Zetterberg doesn't seem to be 100 percent, even though he's going to play -- poke a dent in the Swedes' armor?

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