No underestimating USA this time

Updated: August 27, 2013, 3:03 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Va. -- If Brian Burke said it once he said it a thousand times in the days leading up to the 2010 Olympic hockey tournament in Vancouver: no one gave the U.S. men's hockey team a snowball's chance in Hades of winning a medal.

American hockey was in a state of transition, the GM of the U.S. team would explain to anyone who would listen.

The Canadians, the Swedes, the Russians were all so powerful.

Of course, that American team went on to capture the imaginations ...

Read full story


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.