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Team USA's Sochi goalies leaked

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07:36 AM ET 12.30 | The return of Jimmy Howard will play well in Motown -- but it also counts as an international incident, so to speak. The official announcement won't come until the Winter Classic, but it appears [Howard] is headed for Sochi. A person with knowledge of the selection process told the Free Press on Sunday that it looked good for Howard's inclusion among the three goaltenders who would be tasked with leading Team USA to a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the team before the announcement. ... Howard would be the third stringer, behind Jonathan Quick of Los Angeles and Ryan Miller of Buffalo, the former Spartan. USA Hockey will unveil the final 25-player selections for the hockey team immediately following [the Winter Classic].

Detroit Free Press

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December 30, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Purely symbolic, 3rd string goalies almost never see game time.

December 30, 2013  09:11 AM ET

The US is screwed. Hello bronze medal...maybe.

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December 30, 2013  09:34 AM ET

I'm getting excited for the Olympic roster to be released. I'm pretty bias when it comes to Okposo, but do you all think he'll make the team? He's played amazing so far this year.

December 30, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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Still, it's the wrong message to send. Might as well bring Komisarek.

Komi WON'T make Team USA????

December 30, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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Komi WON'T make Team USA????

Thank you Joseph McCarthy.

December 30, 2013  09:47 AM ET

Team USA's Sochi goalies leaked...nice headline....I guess it would have been worse if that was said about the defence?

December 30, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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Thank you Joseph McCarthy.

are you saying he's a (red) menace?

December 30, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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The US is screwed. Hello bronze medal...maybe.

After Gold, Silver, and Bronze a new award for the U.S....paper.

December 30, 2013  10:02 AM ET

In practice Pavel frequently scores on Jimmy with his eyes closed.

December 30, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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In practice Pavel frequently scores on Jimmy with his eyes closed.

What would happen if Jimmy opened his eyes?

December 30, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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After Gold, Silver, and Bronze a new award for the U.S....paper.

At least it beats rock.

December 30, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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In practice Pavel frequently scores on Jimmy with his eyes closed.

Or are you saying that Pavel is some kind of a Jedi?

December 30, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Or are you saying that Pavel is some kind of a Jedi?

May the borscht be with you.

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December 30, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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May the borscht be with you.

that was just souper

December 30, 2013  10:46 AM ET
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What would happen if Jimmy opened his eyes?

Jimmy will be fine in goal...if they just replace him in the last two minutes. I hope this rest was just what he needed.

December 30, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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May the borscht be with you.

Getting to the meat of this I see.

 
December 30, 2013  10:52 AM ET
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I'm sickle of this already.

We'll probably hammer away at it for a while.

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