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Kevin Allen: Dan Bylsma to coach Team USA at 2014 Olympics, David Poile to serve as GM

Per USA Today's Kevin Allen:

USA Hockey is putting the band back together for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, although the members will have a different place on the stage.

According to two people with knowledge of the decision, the Nashville Predators' David Poile will be the team's general manager, while Pittsburgh Penguins Ray Shero will be his associate general manager and Anaheim Ducks consultant Brian Burke will be the director of player development.

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma has been selected to be the USA's coach in Sochi.

The two people asked not to be identified because the official announcement will come Saturday in New York, the day before the NHL draft in Newark.


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Not sure how I feel about this choice. He has shown to be a one dimensional coach.

Posted by timbits on 06/28/13 at 01:08 AM ET

TheFreak's avatar

Well there goes the gold. Hope we can still manage a silver or the very least, a bronze.

Posted by TheFreak on 06/28/13 at 08:57 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

NO as Long as they continue to use the Large Ice the EVER Present Stretch pass in Bylsma’s system will work

Posted by Evilpens on 06/28/13 at 11:06 AM ET

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