Some big names are flying through the trade deadline rumor mill, and there are 10 in particular you need to know, writes Scott Burnside.
The United States men's Olympic hockey team that will look to avenge a loss in the gold medal game four years ago in Vancouver will feature an almost entirely re-made defensive corps.
It was one of the greatest challenges the U.S. hockey board ever had to face: Finding the 25 guys who can win gold and fulfill an unforgettable dream.
There is no underestimating the United States as the Americans try to build a team for Sochi that will surpass the expectations set by the silver medal won in 2010, writes Scott Burnside.
Team USA fields one of the youngest, most inexperienced teams in the field. But against the Swiss on Wednesday, the Americans proved they have the patience and chemistry of an elite team.
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.
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.
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.