-- The Swedes are excited to watch some of their countrymen open the NHL season in Stockholm.
Detroit Red Wings
General Manager Ken Holland said Wednesday that tickets for their season-opening games against the St. Louis Blues
sold out in less than an hour.
Detroit, which features stars from Sweden such as Nicklas Lidstrom
and Henrik Zetterberg
, will begin the 2009-10 season on Oct. 2-3 in Stockholm against St. Louis.
The Chicago Blackhawks
will face the Florida Panthers
on the same dates in Helsinki.