The intensity of Wednesday's Capitals-Penguins game forecasts the excitement to come in Sochi where opponents become teammates and teammates become opponents, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.
The United States men's Olympic hockey team that will look to avenge a loss in the gold medal game four years ago in Vancouver will feature an almost entirely re-made defensive corps.
It was one of the greatest challenges the U.S. hockey board ever had to face: Finding the 25 guys who can win gold and fulfill an unforgettable dream.
Team USA fields one of the youngest, most inexperienced teams in the field. But against the Swiss on Wednesday, the Americans proved they have the patience and chemistry of an elite team.
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We're at the midway point of this season, and we're sure of two things: New Jersey will win the Atlantic and another coach will be fired. Scott Burnside rants on these topics and more in this week's Power Play.
In the end, it may not matter who coaches the 2010 U.S. Olympic team. Team USA faces tougher tasks, like fielding the right mix of players that is capable of medaling in Vancouver.