A longtime backup the perfect tonic in Tampa Bay? Thus is the case for Antero Niittymaki, whose pristine play between the pipes has the Lightning on a tear.
ESPN.com has learned that NHL GMs Brian Burke, David Poile and Ray Shero will join Don Waddell on USA Hockey's management advisory board.
Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell was named general manager for the 2006 U.S. Olympic hockey team on Tuesday. Waddell has served as a USA Hockey executive for the past seven years.
GM Don Waddell is saddled with question marks as he tries to reassemble Team USA.