Team USA Hockey: Position-by-Position Breakdown of Preliminary Roster

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Team USA Hockey: Position-by-Position Breakdown of Preliminary Roster
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The United States will face high expectations at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi after coming so close to winning the gold medal in Vancouver.

The memory of the heartbreaking overtime loss in the gold medal game in 2010 is going to be a powerful motivator for Team USA, as it embarks on its journey to take home ice hockey's top Olympic prize for the first time since the Miracle on Ice team in 1980.

On Monday, USA Hockey unveiled its Olympic camp roster. The 2010 team was constructed as a gritty, physical team that would outwork opponents and score timely goals. This was a successful strategy, and it will be interesting to see if the same approach is taken when determining the 2014 roster.

Let's look at a position-by-position breakdown of Team USA's camp roster and make predictions on which players will make the final team.

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