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Bold Burke: Team USA expects to win

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07:35 AM ET 02.13 | In Vancouver, Team USA managed not only to reach the final, but also to force overtime with a chance to win gold. It was that gold medal loss to Canada that made believers out of those associated with the U.S. Olympic hockey program, raising the bar for this year's team of 25 Olympians. "I know we're at the point that if we enter any tournament wearing a USA jersey we expect to win," said Brian Burke, director of player personnel for the U.S. Olympic team. "I think that's where our program is now. Whether we go in as a favorites doesn't matter to me. All I care about, and all our players and management care about, is that we expect to win and we plan to do that." Since the NHL began allowing its players to participate in the Olympics in 1998, the Americans have had its share of highs and lows.

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February 13, 2014  08:39 AM ET

IF the US wins (and I like their chances more than most), it will be because PK and JVR stepped up and showed all you haters that they are an elite tandem.

Oh, wait, 2 goals already??? What????

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February 13, 2014  09:07 AM ET
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IF the US wins (and I like their chances more than most),

I also like their chances more than most. Always have.

7-1 last I looked. Granted, they will face tougher opposition, but I am keeping the faith.

February 13, 2014  09:25 AM ET

Did they conduct the interview with Burke at a bar at his local Applebees?

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February 13, 2014  09:31 AM ET

HM ALERT

http://www.fannation.com/throwdowns/show/695121

Please 'view' this throwdown.

February 13, 2014  09:31 AM ET
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Fair warning to the Yanks, though - Burke said that in Toronto about a thousand times...

Only a thousand? :O)

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February 13, 2014  09:56 AM ET
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Argos is in Norway? Wtf

Actually, he's in Denmark. Could be for two years. Don't know why.

February 13, 2014  10:04 AM ET
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Actually, he's in Denmark. Could be for two years. Don't know why.

CIA mole.

but shhhh, you didnt hear it from me

February 13, 2014  10:29 AM ET
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Actually, he's in Denmark. Could be for two years. Don't know why.

Is that where hookers stand in windows and drugs are legal? I haven't a clue either.

February 13, 2014  10:39 AM ET
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Is that where hookers stand in windows and drugs are legal? I haven't a clue either.

That would be Holland.

And we know you don't have a clue.....

February 13, 2014  10:39 AM ET
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Actually, he's in Denmark. Could be for two years. Don't know why.

He's auditing them.

February 13, 2014  10:46 AM ET
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That would be Holland.And we know you don't have a clue.....

At least my minds in the right place.

February 13, 2014  11:11 AM ET

"I know we're at the point that if we enter any tournament wearing a USA jersey we expect to win," said Brian Burke

Burkey should've been a rocket scientist.

February 13, 2014  11:12 AM ET
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Actually, he's in Denmark. Could be for two years. Don't know why.

Because he can afjord it it? :-)

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February 13, 2014  11:53 AM ET
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I also like their chances more than most. Always have. 7-1 last I looked. Granted, they will face tougher opposition, but I am keeping the faith.

I saw the last 2 periods of the American game. I was actually embarassed for the Slovaks. That was Boys vs Men out there. Nasty rest of the day for the Slovak Team members.

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