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US falls to Canada

One loss to Canada in Olympic hockey is bad enough for Team USA, but two? We're totally not looking forward to the annual North American family picnic this year. One day after Canada's women's team came back in dramatic fashion to win gold against the U.S., Canada's men's team continued its defensive dominance by shutting the U.S. men's team out in a semifinal match. The U.S. can still win bronze if it beats Finland, but the damage is already done; now we have to keep Justin Bieber.

Which loss was more disappointing?

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  • Which team will win the gold medal in men's hockey?

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  • Which team will win the bronze medal in men's hockey?

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Bieber Sign@commandsignNo, seriously. You guys can totally keep him. Really, it's no big deal. We insist.

As if the stakes weren't high enough at the USA-Canada men's hockey semifinal matchup today, an Illinois company has thrown down the gauntlet. Command Transportation, a freight broker in Skokie, proposed that Justin Bieber should be the prize -- the prize for the loser, that is. Far be it from us to give advice on political relations between otherwise-friendly neighbors, but the Bieber situation is perilous enough as is. We don't want a repeat of the Great Alanis Morissette Conflict of the late 90s.

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Will Team USA win hockey gold?

What a weekend for U.S. men's hockey. On Sunday, Phil Kessel reached a hat trick just past the midway point in a 5-1 win over Slovenia. That came a day after a much more resonant victory, as T.J. Oshie propelled the Americans to a 3-2 shootout victory over Russia. Now, with preliminary play over, the U.S. owns the No. 2 seed -- Sweden is No. 1, Canada No. 3 and Finland No. 4 -- with the quarterfinals coming Tuesday. Will USA go all the way? Or will one of the other powers take the gold?

How will the U.S. fare in men's hockey?

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  • Had you heard of T.J. Oshie before Team USA's shootout win over Russia on Saturday?

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  • Which team will win the Olympic men's hockey gold?

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  • Which team will win the Olympic men's hockey silver?

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  • Which team will win the Olympic men's hockey bronze?

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