USA Hockey Names Poile, Shero, Burke As Execs For '14 Games
USA Hockey yesterday officially named Predators GM David Poile to the same position for the '14 U.S. Olympic men's team. USA Hockey also named Penguins GM Ray Shero Associate GM and former Maple Leafs President & GM Brian Burke Dir of Player Personnel for the team (USA Hockey). Poile "does not believe his new role" will "sap his drive and commitment" to the Predators. He said, "I think this just gives you more energy. All these experiences, I hope, are giving me more expertise in making decisions" (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 6/30). USA Hockey yesterday also named Sabres VP/Public & Community Relations Michael Gilbert Media Relations Liaison for the team (Sabres).