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Mike Babcock wont bend to the pressure that befalls the Canadian mens Olympic hockey team. He wont bend to outlandish questions either. The Detroit Red Wings bench boss is two practices deep with his squad and is already being bombarded -- as expected -- with a wide array of questions. Speaking to reporters after practice Tuesday, Babcock was candid yet focused on the task at hand. "You feel pressure because its the pressure you put on yourselves to perform," he said. "We take our job seriously. We like to brag as a nation that we are the best in the world in hockey, but you cant just brag, (you) need to win and back it up" Its no secret that there is pressure on Canada, not only to defend a gold medal, but also to stand behind a reputation as the centre of the hockey world. And while Babcock may worry about the high level of competition at the Olympics, he refused to worry about a question of whether it was safe to room all three goalies together in Sochi in case one of them gets sick. "You guys (reporters) spend way too much time thinking about this stuff ," he said. "Its rare you put three goalies together in one room? Well its rare you put any three of anyone together because we all get our own room in the NHL." Chad Bettis Jersey . And former Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson certainly knows his pain. "Its pretty hard to coach there without allowing some of these things to kind of affect you," Wilson told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun in his ESPN. Charlie Blackmon Jersey . The Raptors (15-15) posted six road victories last month and have won seven of their last nine games overall. 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Vancouver nearly equalized moments later, when Uruguayan midfielder Sebastien Fernandez released Darren Mattocks into the Sounders 18-yard-box, but the Jamaicans left-footed effort trickled just wide of the post as Whitecaps FCs comeback bid fell just short. "Winning and losing is a fine line," said head coach Carl Robinson. "You saw today that it was pretty even game. They took their two chances, we ended up scoring and missing a penalty and getting a chance in the last minute and we lose the game. Its preseason … Im not really focused on results at the moment. Im focused on fitness and also on combinations." Unlike Vancouvers first two preseason matches in Casa Grande, Sundays contest in Tucson was made up of three 30-minute periods rather than two halves. The Caps went with an experienced squad again on Sunday, with players like David Ousted, Jay DeMerit, and Nigel Reo-Coker making their second straight starts. Right back Steven Beitashour also made his first start as a member of Whitecaps FC and midfielder Russell Teibert made his first appearance of the preseason. The 21-year-old Canadian, who played in a holding midfielder position alongside Reo-Coker, was lively throughout the opening 45 minutes in defending and attacking positions.dddddddddddd After a fairly uneventful opening 20 minutes, in which Whitecaps FC looked comfortable in possession, Seattle broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute on the strength of a Kevin Parsemain volley from the top of the box. Teibert had Vancouvers best chance to even the match in the 38th, as he took to the penalty spot after Hurtado was hauled down, only to see his attempt sail over the goal. Despite the miss, the Caps manager said he liked what he saw from the young Canadian. "I thought he was great," said Robinson. "He wanted the ball all the time, he was dropping deep to get on the ball, and he was spraying passes. 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