To say Mikael Samuelsson is pissed at being left off the roster for the Swedish Olympic hockey team is an understatement. Samuelsson assumed he’d be a lock for the 2010 Olympic squad, seeing that a) he’s a fairly decent NHL forward, and b) he was on the 2006 gold-medal winning Swedish team.
But nope, Samuelsson got royally shafted by coach Bengt-Aake Gustafsson, and when asked about it, let the whole program know he ain’t happy.
Samuelsson’s statement is nothing short of priceless.
“I pretty much have one comment and maybe I’ll regret it,” Samulesson said. “But they can go fuck themselves. That’s what I really think.”
Swish! Booyah! Generic exclamatory catchphrase!
And if that didn’t guarantee Samuelsson would have no chance of being an emergency replacement come February, he’s let it be known that if Gustafsson needs him as an injury call-up, the answer is a definite no.
“Not a chance,” he said after Vancouver’s 5-1 win over the Flames. “If he doesn’t want me, he doesn’t want me.”
And that’s all Mikael Samuelsson has to say about that. [Vancouver Sun]