Burke best man for USA Hockey

Updated: September 26, 2012, 5:12 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Not long after the Americans were denied the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics by Sidney Crosby's overtime heroics, general manager Brian Burke was asked by USA Hockey officials about reprising his role four years later for the Sochi Games.

To his credit, the president and GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs told them that while he was flattered, he thought it best such a decision be made down the road.

Well, here we are, down the road.

A year from now, the management teams ...

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