Wilson preparing players for Olympic scene

Updated: February 11, 2010, 4:18 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

On the eve of the Winter Olympics, Team USA's coach is getting the trash talk from some of his Canadian neighbors.

Ron Wilson, who doubles as Toronto Maple Leafs coach, said Wednesday the banter has picked up of late in these parts.

"People say, 'Good luck, you'll enjoy your silver medal,"' Wilson told ESPN.com, while laughing. "And I say, `Yeah, it's going to be awful if the Russians beat us and they get the gold.' Obviously people here are passionately rooting for Canada. ...

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