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No room for coaching learning curve

Updated: December 1, 2003, 12:12 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

Consider the Team USA training camp officially opened.

But instead of looking for a young defenseman with a great shot or an up-and-coming center with a quick release or an aging veteran with one last hurrah in him, Larry Pleau, Don Waddell and the rest of the USA Hockey brain trust are combing the hockey weeds for a coach that can pull all of those elements together on the game's grandest stage.

"The door is really wide open for who's going to coach this team," Pleau told ESPN.com ...

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