We expected Italy to be weak, but we’re not going to apologize for winning.
We are a pro team in every sense of the word outside of being paid like pro players.
They made a huge banner and all the kids and staff signed it. It’s a little hard to say goodbye to Noah. He’s almost six now so he knows what’s going on. He said ‘I’ll see you over there mom,’ and gave me a stuffed animal to send me on my way – a shark,...
To defend the gold for our team and every Canadian back home is huge. For us, it’s all gold or nothing. There’s no other medal to win in this tournament. That’s the pressure we put on ourselves. We’re just happy we can land in Canada with everybody smiling.
It (Sweden’s participation in the final) is great for the game.
It was painful. So I just tried to pass more than shoot.
I think it’s the greatest upset in the history of women’s hockey. It is a bit bittersweet. We’ve been geared toward the U.S. all year, and we prepare for them with everything we do. We were anticipating playing them, but it’s great for Swedish hockey and for the game’s health.
…is to win the Olympic gold medal this year, that’s for sure the biggest one.
This is the Olympics, and it matters. If there was no goal differential that mattered, we would probably dump the puck in and sit back. But it makes a mockery at the same time when you just sit back. Fans don’t want to see that. … If I was watching (the U.S.) scoring so many...
We are completely prepared. If we don’t beat ourselves, we’ll be fine.
I thought it was going to be closer. That’s not great hockey.
It’s great to see the other nations doing well, but as far as this tournament goes, we’ve got to be ready to beat the U.S.. We’ll try not to think about it until the final, but it’s always there. It has to be. We always play them, and it’s a rivalry.
I could go on an on. All the girls on this team can tell you similar stories.