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04-28-2013, 06:34 PM
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Mark Edwards
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Originally Posted by clarkebr View Post
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The American team didn't holdback with their emotions after the game and until you said it was the program Super Bowl , it all makes sense.
The American youth program is for international dominance, Canadian kids at
That age are dreaming of Stanley cups.
It's not that they don't dream of Stanley Cups but my point is that they make a two year commitment to the program with many international games played. The final game plan is to win a gold in their last game. This team had extra pressure trying to keep the USA streak alive.

I felt bad on how long they were kept on the ice on their blue line waiting out all the post game awards after a tough loss. All they wanted to do was get to their room and start dealing with the loss.

Anyway, nothing to be ashamed about, they outplayed Canada for two periods as far as puck control goes. No shame in winning silver.

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