2010 Winter Olympics: Goaltending a major focus for U.S.

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The USA Hockey orientation camp for the 2010 Olympic team wrapped up yesterday in Woodbridge, Ill. Today, a number of the writers that covered the event looked back at the festivities and looked ahead toward the Games, which are scheduled for February in Vancouver.

Obviously a position of importance for both the U.S. squad and the Boston Bruins is the goaltending spot, which should come down to a battle between the Bruins’ Tim Thomas and Buffalo’s Ryan Miller. Michael Farber of SI.com today wrote about the duo, which, which Farber writes gets “Team USA back at the adult’s table.”

Craig Custance of The Sporting News sat down with Miller to discuss the battle. Says Miller about the goaltending duel:

“(Thomas and I) both have to be named to the team first. They both have to be performing at a high level before the debate can start. So, we’re just going to get into the season and worry about it then.”

Over at USA Today, Kevin Allen isn’t counting out the U.S. team in terms of earning a medal.

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