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The Battle Lines Are Drawn

The CBC's Douglas Gelevan tweeted out the above photo, of the Mountain Broadcast Center. We are three hours away from the U.S. vs. Canada in men's hockey, and North America's best and friendliest rivalry is proving as divisive among the media as it is in whatever trolly corner of the internet you plan on hanging out in today.

Some bad news for the Americans—defenseman Paul Martin will not play, to be replaced by Justin Faulk (though John Carlson will get Martin's minutes). Some good news for both sides: Tim Peel is working the Finland/Sweden game.


There's so much on the line. Winner is guaranteed a medal, and a spot in the gold medal game on Sunday. More than that, bragging rights for four years. Even more than that:

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