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How the U.S. hockey team was named

For the 25 players selected, this might be the most important quest of their lives

Updated: January 4, 2014, 7:34 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Editor's note: For the past four months, Scott Burnside was one of only two writers in the country who had unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the building of the U.S. hockey team bound for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Here is how the squad was named:

ARLINGTON, Va. -- As the men grab last-minute cups of coffee and settle into their chairs, there is some discussion about just where The Board will be placed in the conference room.

If it was a person -- a living, breathing organism ...

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