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U.S. defensemen ready for their roles

Updated: April 29, 2005, 8:01 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Up in Canada, they're called the "Fab Four" – Ed Jovanovski, Scott Hannan, Robyn Regehr and Wade Redden, the country's new generation of national team defensemen.

But what about the three young players who will play a pivotal role for the United States? Surely Paul Martin, Jordan Leopold and John-Michael Liles also deserve a catchy nickname.

Just don't ask them to come up with one.

Martin, who is pale and quiet during the best of times, turned ashen ...

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