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Why U.S. will win gold in Sochi

Updated: August 28, 2013, 11:33 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

With the Olympic orientation camps for both the Canadians and Americans behind us and training camps just a couple of weeks away, it is time to do a little early handicapping of the U.S. team's chances of bringing home its first Olympic gold medal since 1980's "Miracle on Ice" team. Herein, five reasons the 2014 Olympics could mean gold for the U.S. men's hockey team.

1. Let's start with the obvious reason: the goaltending. No team outside the Finns perhaps will ice the kind of quality ...

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