Photo: @ErikKarlsson65

On Friday, we were treated to amazing photos of Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson riding bicycles to their games. In suits.

Now, well, Johansson is still pedaling, but he’s also pulling Swedish goaltender and forever-Capitals-rival Henrik Lundqvist around the Olympic Village. This seems dangerous, no?

Team Sweden defenseman Erik Karlsson documented the joy ride and even chirped The King on Twitter.

Ahead of Saturday’s game against Latvia, Johansson biked to the game again, this time with Henrik Tallinder and Carl Hagelin.



Photos: Aftonbladet

These guys are so ridiculously Swedish I can hardly breathe. And it looks like they’ve gotta a pretty cozy path to the medal round now too.

Thanks to Amanda of rocktheredblueandgold for first posting the other bike photos.

  • Chris Cerullo

    Have you guys seen the video of our Olympic 5 with Elliot before they left? Mojo seems to be the butt of a lot of jokes lol.

  • Tadd

    I love the tag “Swedes on bikes”!!

  • Catherine__M

    Eh, not dangerous. Pretty standard in the more bike friendly countries (as is riding in street clothes and professional clothes, without helmets). Doesn’t look like they’re moving though…Hank’s legs are a bit too long for him to be riding that way, too. If they were really doing this, I think he’d be side saddle.

  • Ash

    Swedes on Bikes 2: Electric Booglaloo.

  • Dark Stranger

    I’ll never forget the aborted joke that his teammates tried to play on him when it was the Jersey off the Back ceremony back in his rookie year. Ovi and Nicky were holding him tight as Semin was attaching the fight straps on his jersey (which would make it hard for him to take off his jersey). But Johansson turned around, saw what Semin was trying to do, and that was the end of that prank. (I assume his 3 teammates had jointly planned that prank.)

  • Sarah

    Aaaaaa be careful! No more injured Swedes! Especially Hank, because they are toast without him. New rule: no more tandem bike rides unless wearing full goalie gear.
    And that would be a picture worth seeing.

  • Patrick Neimeyer

    I love the fact that our little MJ is tear-assing around sochi with packs of swedes on bikes. Well, lets pray that they don’t find comrade putin’s segway collection 🙂

  • yv

    Majo has been always so serious. Seeing him relaxing in Olympics I wonder what would be his reaction now on Ovi’s joke he told him during practice before preseason game on Olympic size OHL rink ” we need longer sticks to play here!…”. That time Majo was just amused and didn’t understand the joke at all.

  • Christoffer Salo Salomonsson

    2 days ago in a Interview with Karlsson (on a bike) the swedish reporter showed a clip on Lundqvist walking to the training, and asked why Lundqvist was walking, Karlsson replied ” they didn´t have any traning-wheels for him, so he didnt get a bike” =)

  • Rob

    Obligatory Snakes on a Plane comparison.

  • Simonezero

    If Hagelin happened to not be a Ranger I would like the guy.

  • maddyjl

    The only thing that could have made that top picture better would be Nicky on the handlebars. Literally the only thing.