April 11, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31) makes a save on a shoot out attempt by Detroit Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist (14) at Joe Louis Arena. San Jose won 3-2 in a shoot out. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Does Gustav Nyquist Have A Chance With Sweden?

In a surprise twist, Sweden did not invite Daniel Alfredsson to their Olympic Orientation Camp, but they did invite the Red Wings’ youngster, Gustav Nyquist. This does not mean that Daniel Alfredsson cannot be named to the Olympic roster though.

Nyquist has no international experience, but has spent parts of the last two seasons in the NHL gaining valuable experience and played with one of the best Swedish forwards in Henrik Zetterberg.

Sweden always has a top notch roster and it will be a difficult task for Nyquist if his plan is to make the roster, but he certainly has a decent chance to do just that.

The Swedish Olympic Committee decided not to bring Alfredsson in for the orientation camp, who has been a mainstay on that roster since 1998 and played in last years World Championship for Sweden. It was a big surprise to most people, but it could pave the way for Sweden’s future in the Olympics and/r World Cup of Hockey, while keeping them in the hunt in Sochi.

At 23 years old, Nyquist would bring youth and speed to an older Swedish team, but most likely Nyquist was invited to the camp so the Swedish brass can take a close look at him and gauge his ability for the next Olympic Games or World Cup of Hockey.

Gustav Nyquist will make Team Sweden soon, but unless he really impresses people at Sweden’s Camp or during the first part of the NHL season, it will not be in Sochi.

Do you think that Gustav Nyquist has a chance to make Sweden’s roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics?

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