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Team USA must maintain composure

Americans can't get caught up in an emotional game of revenge versus Canada

Updated: February 20, 2014, 11:49 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- Let's be honest, in their heart of hearts, it really doesn't matter to anyone on this U.S. men's hockey team who it plays if there is a gold medal at the end of the road.

The Americans don't make the schedule. They just play the games.

But let's dig a little deeper in the honesty field, and there is another undeniable truth: The fact that the gold-medal path once again leads through Canada is more than a little OK with Team USA.

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