The field: It's likely to come down to a repeat of 2010, when Sweden defeated Canada in the final. Once again Anette Norberg will skip the two-time defending champion Swedes. Canada's high hopes will rest with the performance of skip Jennifer Jones, who doubles as a corporate lawyer.
U.S. chances to medal: The U.S. will need an epic performance to make people forget their last-place finish in Vancouver. Erika Brown was chosen to skip the team ranked seventh in the world.
Little-known fact: The women's team did a parody video of the Ylvis song "What Does the Fox Say?" called "What Does the Skip Say?"