LaFontaine, Richter great resources for U.S.

With so many questions surrounding its World Cup entrant, USA Hockey could start with two men for the answers.

Updated: November 19, 2003, 3:19 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

TORONTO -- In the hours just before he was officially inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, someone asked American-born legend Pat LaFontaine if he could see himself in involved in the game in the near future.

LaFontaine indicated he would jump at the chance to be a part of helping Team USA prepare for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

"When I retired my first thought (and promise to my family) was that my traveling days are over," LaFontaine said. "But something like this, a short series, ...

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