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Sochi 2014: Team Analysis - United States

Dan Pennucci

Dan Pennucci

Dan Pennucci has covered hockey for Rotowire since 2002 and is the author of Blue Line Buzz since 2011 as well as being the co-author of Morning Skate. He also is a contributor to Talking Red, a New Jersey Devils blog and podcast. He is an English teacher and formerly wrote for The Coast Star in Manasquan, New Jersey where he and his sports section won several New Jersey Press Association awards. Dan Pennucci is a supporter of the New Jersey Devils, Washington Nationals and Chelsea FC. He's attended sporting events in six countries.

Sochi 2014: United States Olympic Team Review

EDITORíS NOTE: As part of RotoWireís Olympic Preview for the 22nd Winter Olympiad, we have asked six of our hockey writers to review each team in depth to analyze each teamís strengths and weaknesses, and what they think their chances are for winning the Olympic gold. Make sure you check in each day this week for a new team preview.

Four years ago, the United States suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss on a seemingly innocuous forecheck in the corner of its own zone. Sidney Crosby went into the corner, the puck fell to Jarome Iginla, Sidney Crosby wheeled around, received a pass and beat Ryan Miller five-hole for the gold. The US had tied the game up in the dying moments thanks to Zach Parise, erasing the 2-0 deficit. That was Vancouver.

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