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U.S. faces tough task with 2010 roster

Updated: April 6, 2009, 7:57 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Two things about the 2010 U.S. Olympic team in Vancouver:

First, it probably doesn't matter who coaches the team, Ron Wilson (who was formally announced as coach Monday morning) or Peter Laviolette or John Tortorella. All three share a similar philosophy on a game plan and all would expect their squad to play a ferocious forechecking style that would try to take advantage of the fact the Vancouver Games will be played on an NHL-sized surface as opposed to the bigger European ice surfaces ...

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