Stealth Swedes gaining momentum

No one is really talking about the No. 1 seeds, and that's just fine with them

Updated: February 19, 2014, 10:49 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- Sweden? Sweden? Sweden? Ah yes, yellow jersey, three blue crowns? Won a gold medal back in 2006?

Now we remember.

A month ago, folks were lining up to pick the Swedes to win a gold medal at the Sochi men's hockey tournament. Then top players Henrik Sedin and Johan Franzen couldn't make the trip because of injury. Captain Henrik Zetterberg went down early in the tournament after re-aggravating a back injury. And though they won all three preliminary-round games, there ...

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