USA Hockey hopes familiarity will breed gold

Updated: December 20, 2005, 9:50 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

The U.S. Olympic hockey team announced Monday evening in St. Paul, Minn., will have 12 first-time Olympians, including all three goaltenders.

But if American fans were expecting the red, white and blue to have a younger, generation-next look to it, they will be sorely disappointed. Instead, about this U.S. squad there is a strong sense of deja vu, and USA Hockey officials are crossing their fingers that familiarity will breed an Olympic gold with throwbacks Chris Chelios, Derian Hatcher, ...

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