DETROIT -- Tomas Holmstrom's ailing left knee has forced him to withdraw from the Swedish Olympic team, enabling Detroit Red Wings teammate Johan Franzen to take his place, according to Sweden's Expressen.
Personally, I'm pretty amped about the Olympic hockey. It'll give me a chance to watch the sport I love without all the stress. Don't get me wrong, I'd like Team USA to pull through, but I really don't care that much if they don't. Being a fan from the US watching Olympic hockey seems a lot like being a Lions fan: gotta root for the home team, but it's pretty unrealistic to think they'll ever win anything so it's more than acceptable to pick a second team. For me, other than team USA, I'm pulling for Team Sweden to repeat.
I'm still just happy that for the next two weeks I wont be fuming about a loss, but looking forward to getting Babs up that ladder.