Waddell will select U.S. coaching staff
Way back in 1979, Don Waddell had no idea he'd get to the Olympics wearing a tie instead of skates.
An ankle injury kept him off the "Miracle On Ice" hockey team that won gold at the 1980 Lake Placid Games, but a successful career as an executive with the NHL and USA Hockey landed him a second chance.
Waddell, the only general manager in Atlanta Thrashers history, was selected Tuesday to also serve as GM of the 2006 U.S. Olympic hockey team.
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