Originally posted on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 12/18/11
Getty Images A big story is developing in Sweden, and it involves our beloved Foppa, Peter Forsberg. As part of a forthcoming documentary “#21 Peter Forsberg”, he admitted that in the 2006 Olympics in Turin, the Swedes kind of, well, maybe tanked a game against Slovakia to have an easier road from there to the gold medal. A loss to Slovakia in the preliminary round, and Sweden would have drawn Switzerland in the quarterfinals. So, the heavily favored Swedes lost 3-0 to the Slovaks, and thus avoided having to play Canada or Russia earlier. As it turned out, the Swedes beat the Swiss, the Czechs and the Finns to win the gold medal. Russia played Canada in the quarterfinals, with the Russian winning. Sweden beat Switzerland 6-2. The following is a google translation of an article up now on the Swedish newspaper site, Expressen. “We may be discussed within the group will probably “is better if we do not go out and charge us too much.” All knew that this was our chance. We did all that ...
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