Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/9/14
Carl Soderberg is very much aware that he could have been headed to Sochi this week with a lot of his Swedish countrymen to take part in the Olympic hockey tournament. The 28-year-old essentially closed that door when he eschewed last spring’s world championships for a chance to sign in the NHL with the Boston Bruins, and chase a long delayed dream to play pro hockey in North America. The word out of Sweden at the time was that Soderberg would be closing the door on playing for his country if he skipped out to Boston prior to the world championships. So it wasn’t a shock when the 6-foot-3, 225-pound forward’s name was left off the roster for Team Sweden that’s got a good chance to medal in Russia despite the nine goals and 21 points he’s produced in 49 games with Boston. Soderberg wasn’t bitter about the situation, however, and instead said he’ll still be watching and rooting for his Swedish hockey peers. Even without the injured Henrik Sedin, the Swedish should be a force on the...
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