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Good ol' trash-talking, Olympics style ...

Updated: February 16, 2010, 8:25 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- I wrote Monday of Julien Sprunger's courageous comeback from a broken neck in May to play in these Olympic Games.

Although I don't think the hit was dirty, it was Team USA forward David Backes who drilled Sprunger in a game last spring in Switzerland. So, as the Swiss forward told ESPN.com Monday, Tuesday's game against Backes and the Americans was very emotional for him.

Well, I couldn't help but notice a run-in between the two players ...

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