Swedes in strong position 

February, 24, 2010
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VANCOUVER -- In the preliminary round, the teams created their road map to the gold medal. After map-questing the field, here are a few thoughts on each of the 12 clubs and the route they must travel to the finish.


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E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.

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