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Team USA Still The Little Brother

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The team’s inability to win gold and beat Canada in a knockout showdown cannot be blamed on the omission of any single individual from the final roster. This Canada 1, USA 0 day is not a result of Bobby Ryan, Kyle Okposo, Brandon Dubinsky, Jack Johnson or Keith Yandle having been left at home.

The US needs to apologize to no one. The US just somehow needs to get a little bit better … or perhaps to add a killer instinct against Canada.

There was ’96 in the World Cup. That’s it. That’s the sum and substance of United States best-on-best hockey victories over Canada with it all on the line. There was ’96 and still only ’96 after a day on which the lads could not score against Canada that came a day after the lassies could not protect a 2-0 lead against Canada.

Big brothers to the north. Big sisters, too.

And time to wait until the Americans get their next shot at overturning the natural order.


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  Tags: sochi+olympics, team+canada, team+usa


TreKronor's avatar

This is so obnoxious to imply after a one game series in which one team won by one goal.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/22/14 at 10:07 AM ET


I’m always happy to to read crap like this. It reaffirms that there is zero real journalism left.

Posted by SlimChance on 02/22/14 at 10:49 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

And let’s forget the fact the USA has been much better than Canada in the last five WJC’s.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 02/22/14 at 01:33 PM ET

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