In 2010, it was
This time, the tandem at the top for Sochi, Russia, in 2014 will be Nashville President and GM
The announcements were made official Saturday at a news conference in New York.
"Hockey in our country has come to a point a point where winning gold medals is not a miracle, it's an expectation," USA Hockey President Ron DeGregorio told reporters on Saturday morning.
"So we're ready for that."
News of Bylsma's selection came two days after
The deal must be hammered out between the NHL, the
"We actually have scheduled for Monday to hopefully conclude that," Bettman said.
The U.S. bteam’s orientation camp will be Aug. 25-29 at Kettler
Bylsma’s credentials include coaching the Penguins to the
“Probably on our team in 2014, we’ll have the last two Conn Smythe Trophy winners,” Poile said of
"Our coach, in meeting with our committee, we wanted the obvious things. We wanted a winner. Somebody that could handle the star players that will be on this team. We wanted someone that had the passion for hockey, passion for U.S. hockey, and we found our man."
Byslma looked ahead to the transition of coaching the Penguins, the likes of
"On Feb. 5 and 6, I'll be coaching Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to try to win hockey games for the Pittsburgh Penguins, " he said. "And somewhere around the 9th and 10th, we'll be dropping the the black and gold and donning the colors of the USA. We'll be going right up against the players [I was] just coaching in Sidney and Evgeni. I think that could be a benefit."
Byslma later joked about knowledge working both ways with Crosby, saying: "I'm a little bit concerned that he knows me as a coach and knows my strengths and weaknesses. He's going to bring that to the Canadian team."