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US built a team top to bottom

In his stand-up routine, coach Ron Wilson had an audience at the US’s final practice before today’s gold-medal game vs. Canada. In his stand-up routine, coach Ron Wilson had an audience at the US’s final practice before today’s gold-medal game vs. Canada. (Hans Deryk/ Reuters)
By Kevin Paul Dupont
Globe Staff / February 28, 2010

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Their jobs have been specific, spelled out, the detailed pieces of a caste system that is rare these days in hockey, especially the NHL. Team USA, with “Home Of The Brave’’ stamped on the right cuff of its red-white-and-blue sweaters, is proud to say it is pulling in one direction, possibly to a gold medal this ... (Full article: 938 words)

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