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Continued: Scoggins: For U.S.-Canada hockey, time heals no wounds

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 21, 2014 - 10:36 AM

Backes played a supporting role on the U.S. team in 2010. Now, he’s a leader. The powerful swings of emotion in that championship game four years ago remain “vivid” to this day.

“There’s scorn and there’s a little spite afterward,” he said. “In retrospect months later, you put it in perspective and say, ‘Hey, I got a silver medal and we were part of an amazing team that played in one of the best hockey games ever played.’ ”

That game will be tough to duplicate. They’re not playing for gold this time. But it’s U.S.-Canada in the Olympic tournament. That alone makes it a special occasion.

 

Chip Scoggins chip.scoggins@startribune.com

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