Brian Burke's decision to go with muscle and strength rather than finesse paid off in spades as the U.S. won an Olympic hockey game against Canada for the first time since 1960.
The young U.S.team that Burke has a never say die attitude that reflects their manager. Burke is working these Olympics despite losing his son a few weeks ago in a car crash.
Irish American players Ryan Callaghan and Chris Drury were magnificent in the U.S. victory. Callaghan made a late game save in which he sacrificed his body to stop a certain score. Drury scored the critical goal to put the U.S. ahead at a vital time 3-2 at the end of the second period .
But this team plays like Brian Burke manages, rough, tough, and no apologies. They look like gold is in their future
Little known tale of generous Turkish aid to the Irish during the Great Hunger