Team USA creeping toward favorite status 

August, 27, 2013
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Team USAAP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan DenetteTeam USA's success at younger-level tournaments bodes well for Olympics to come.
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Jacob Trouba started listing all the guys he was excited to meet at U.S. orientation camp, players he admired like Ryan Suter and Patrick Kane.

"I grew up watching Jimmy Howard a lot," Trouba added, saying how cool it was to work with the Red Wings goalie.