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Olympic hockey GM Poile apologizes for aired criticism of Bobby Ryan
Olympic hockey GM Poile apologizes for aired criticism of Bobby Ryan

David Poile, general manager of the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team, apologized Friday to forward Bobby Ryan after disparaging comments about the winger’s abilities that were made during the team selection process were published by two reporters who had extensive access to the decision-making process. Ryan, a former member of the Ducks who now plays for Ottawa, was omitted from Team USA’s 25-player roster despite his goal-scoring abilities, perhaps the biggest surprise when the team was announced on Wednesday. Brian Burke, Ryan’s general manager when both were in Anaheim and now the interim general manager of the Calgary Flames as well as a Team USA executive, was...

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