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Canada using doubts as motivation

Despite the fatalistic state of its fans, Canada loose heading into clash with U.S.

Updated: February 20, 2014, 9:55 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- For all the hand-wringing going on back home in the Great White North, you'd have no idea watching Team Canada at practice Thursday.

It's about as loose and confident a group as you could imagine on the eve of a delicious semifinal matchup with rival Team USA. Lots of smiles and laughter and back-slapping between drills.

Nervous? Tight? Either these guys are the greatest actors in the world, or the joke's on the fans for worrying about Team Canada's lackluster finish ...

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