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Team Canada still a work in progress

Defending gold medalists struggling to find a cohesive offense at Sochi Olympics

Updated: February 17, 2014, 8:50 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- If body language means anything, this is as confident and comfortable as I've seen Team Canada look at this stage of the tournament since my first Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002.

You may remember that year Canada got crushed by Sweden, edged Germany and tied the Czech Republic in its round-robin portion, prompting executive director Wayne Gretzky to unleash the "rant heard 'round the world," which he would later admit was meant to shield his players from the pressure ...

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