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NHL's CBA issues cause international uncertainty

Updated: October 29, 2004, 7:13 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

USA Hockey is taking a "what, me worry?" approach to preparing for the country's international hockey future, even if it seems almost certain NHL players will not be suiting up for the 2006 Olympic Games in Italy in a little more than a year.

The philosophy is reflected in the announcement this week of a U.S. roster for the Deutschland Cup that features 16 NHLers, including some rising stars like World Cup of Hockey netminder Rick DiPietro, World Cup defenseman Paul Martin, Ryan Malone, ...

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