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The ‘Silver’ Lining: How Team USA Could Save Hockey

By Patrick Goulding II On February - 28 - 2010


Unlike 30 years ago, midnight came a few minutes too early for the 2010 Cinderella in Red, White, and Blue.

Granted it would have been far less a surprise to knowledgeable hockey authorities and fans to see this incarnation of Team USA vanquish the Canadian Beast than it was for the Cold-War-Era nation to watch a group of college-aged amateurs defeat the aptly named Red Army squad at Lake Placid; in a game that was likely more politically than athletically important. Still it's more than fair to say that this year's Team USA went much farther than most people—including this author—expected they could.

While the US and Canada are not locked in a nuclear star...

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