Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses for US Olympic Hockey Team in Sochi

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Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses for US Olympic Hockey Team in Sochi
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On January 1, USA Hockey announced its men's team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics at the conclusion of a snowy Winter Classic game at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

After a heartbreaking overtime loss in the gold-medal game back in 2010, general manager David Poile and his team are looking to build on the solid foundation that was established in Vancouver and take the elusive next step to gold.

This time around, challenges will include dealing with injuries, generating offense and adapting to the European style of game on the bigger ice surface in Sochi.

Based on the lineup as it's been announced, here's a look at the biggest strengths and weaknesses of Team USA.

 
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