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USA Hockey confirms Olympic management team

Jun 28, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

Goalie Ryan Miller of the United States looks on during warm ups against the ice hockey men's preliminary game between Canada and USA on day 10 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 21, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.
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USA Hockey has unveiled their management team for the 2014 Olympics and it matches up with what sources were saying.

Nashville Predators GM David Poile will serve as Team USA’s general manager while Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero will be the associate general manager. Brian Burke, who was the general manager of the 2010 team, will stay on as the director of player personnel.

“We couldn’t be more pleased than to have David as our general manager,” said president of USA Hockey, Ron DeGregorio. “He continues to have a remarkable management career in the National Hockey League and the vast experience and expertise he brings to the table will serve us well in our goal to bring the gold medal back to the United States.”

One thing USA Hockey didn’t confirm today was their head coach, which will reportedly be Penguins bench boss Dan Bylsma. They’ll announce their choice tomorrow.

Team USA will also have an advisory board of Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman, Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon, Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi, Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, and Pittsburgh Penguins scout Don Waddell.

  1. billysabre - Jun 28, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    That’s a great management staff.

  2. kastout11 - Jun 28, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Outstanding management team, but I just don’t think we can put a good enough team on the ice to win the gold (especially looking at who will probably be on the roster for Team Canada).

    • freestyle1022 - Jun 28, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      Canada doesn’t have US goaltending. They’d be glad to take the USA’s fourth best goaltender of Quick, Schneider, Miller (guaranteed to have a better year next season), or Howard. Maybe Crawford steps up, Luongo comes alive next season, Price? But they are out matched here and brings the gap considerably closer in a tournament-type structure.

      • aldog83 - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM

        Agree with Freestlye.

        How well did the offensive powerhouse Penguins

        Do against great goal tending…..

        USA should have a chance with depth in NET.

  3. pmonte3122 - Jun 28, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Miller starts, quick backup

  4. rushledger - Jun 29, 2013 at 5:40 AM

    Bylsma can coach a team well without a ton of offense. Most of 2011 he had no Crosby or malkin and they were still a tough team to beat and helped win the jack Adams award for Bylsma. Plus USA wont be helpless for scoring, you’ve got Kessler Kane and Bobby Ryan, not too shabby.

  5. pavelfitzgerald - Jun 29, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Howard is better then Canada’s top tender? Keep smoking bud !!

    USA performed well at the last Olympics (even with Miller in net) so I’m sure they will put up a formidible club. They have an infusion of young talent from the last few years.

    What I don’t understand is how Don Waddell even has a job in the NHL, nevermind being associated to USA hockey. The Jets are still dealing with the piss poor drafting/trading he did with the Thrashers (Brayden Coburn for an aging/over the hill Alexi Zhitnik). I hope for the USA’s sake that the extent of his responsibilities are limited to choosing the lunch spread. The only person whose more ill-suited for the job is Mike Milbury

  6. joeyg88 - Jun 29, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    I’d take Howard over price any day. I’d take Howard over a lot of people

  7. snak10 - Jun 30, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    USA does have outstanding goaltending with Quick, Schneider, Miller. But Canada also has some pretty good goalies too. Price, Lou, Ward, Smith and even Crawford proved he can hold the fort. Heres the difference….Crosby, Stamkos, Tavares, Girioux, Toews, Weber, Letang, Doughty…shall I keep going???

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