Longtime NHL coach Peter Laviolette will lead Team USA at the IIHF World Championships next month in Minsk, Belarus.
In the end, it may not matter who coaches the 2010 U.S. Olympic team. Team USA faces tougher tasks, like fielding the right mix of players that is capable of medaling in Vancouver.
As the Olympics wear on, Team USA coach Peter Laviolette believes offense could be his team's greatest strength.
Peter Laviolette is realistic. He knows there's only so much he can accomplish during a quick Olympic orientation camp.
Peter Laviolette on Tuesday was named head coach for the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team that will participate in the 2006 Games. Laviolette coached Team USA at the last two world championships.
Calling Peter Laviolette the next Herb Brooks might be unfair, but there is no denying he might be the start of a new lineage of successful U.S.-born coaches.
Mike Modano of the Dallas Stars will captain the U.S. team at the world hockey championship.
Carolina Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette will serve as head coach of the United States men's national team at the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship.