For the Swedes on those teams, the prospect of returning to play for the Swedish National Team, Tre Kronor, and playing at home, and for for the title at home is very appealing.
But so very much has changed in the past year for both of these elite teams, something they could have never imagined.
8brano7 video: IIHF World Championship 2012 Finland/Sweden. February 14, 2012.
Swedish National Team goalie Stefan Liv among 43 dead in plane crash into Volga River, obliterating KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl as new season starts