Breaking, Important News: U.S. Olympic Hockey has a Coach

April 3, 2009 – 12:59 pm by TheRiot

For those of you who shake your head and mumble to yourself every time I put up a hockey post, well, too f**king bad. I enjoy being the lone hockey voice ’round here.

But in all seriousness, I come to you today with some big, big news. Some giant news.

It looks like general manager Brian Burke is going to name Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson to lead the U.S. men’s hockey team in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Wilson has a bunch of international playing and coaching experience. Most notably, he led the States to the 1996 World Cup title. But when he coached basically the same group at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano they finished sixth.

And afterward a group of them trashed a room in the Olympic Village. Good work, boys. At least if we don’t win we tear shit up.

No official announcement just yet, but that’s the word out of Toronto, where both Wilson and Burke currently do their day-to-day work.

But stay tuned here as we build toward the 2010 Winter Olympics. The U. S. of A. will be a dark horse for the gold medal there. Who wouldn’t like to beat the freakin’ Canadians in their back yard?

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