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  • Without Davis, Hedrick can't equal Heiden(Shani Davis skating for himself...screws US team)

    02/16/2006 7:22:01 AM PST · by rbmillerjr · 80 replies · 3,430+ views
    Chicago Sun Times online ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jay Mariotti
    Without Davis, Hedrick can't equal Heiden February 16, 2006 BY JAY MARIOTTI Sports Columnist TURIN, Italy -- Chad Hedrick's dream of becoming the 21st-century Eric Heiden is over. Which means Shani Davis' national nightmare might be beginning. With Hedrick reduced to shouting in frustration Wednesday, an American team without Davis was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the team pursuit competition in Olympic long-track speedskating. That quickly, so went Hedrick's chances of equaling Heiden's legendary 1980 record of five Winter Games gold medals. And that ominously, the focus turned to Davis, the South Side native and 2005 world all-around champion. Saying...