NHL Daily Links - Jan. 3 

January, 3, 2014
The buzz surrounding the make-up of Team USA and how the crew was selected – as revealed in Scott Burnside’s in-depth piece – continues to resonate. Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan was particularly candid with his feelings at being criticized by former general manager (Anaheim Ducks) Brian Burke. In the latest twist, it turns out Burke actually wanted Ryan on the squad. ESPN Insider Craig Custance:

“… (GM) David Poile says Brian Burke had Bobby Ryan on his team when management team each submitted their own final Olympic rosters …”

Don’t expect an end to this drama until the Olympics are over. If by then.