Brian Burke is still not happy despite his U.S. team pulling off a huge victory over Canada.
Far from 'dancing an Irish jig;' as one reporter out it. Burke thinks the USA side will have to do a lot better to win.
He told a press conference "You guys are probably going to be shocked by this; I'm not happy with the way we've played to this point,"
"If that's how we play, we're going to have a hard time getting to where we want to get here and medaling," Burke said.
"We have to play significantly better. We need all hands on deck. We're playing with about 10 guys carrying us, in my opinion. I'm not happy with the way we've played. I'm not unhappy because we're in the first seed, and thank god there are some guys pulling on the rope, but we need everyone pulling on the rope."
"You didn't see Canada's best game last night," Burke warned.
"You didn't see Sweden's best game last night. Everything gets ratcheted up now. We've got to ratchet it up, too, or all this goes for naught. They don't hand out any medals for finishing first in the preliminary round."
"Our center ice play, we've made some glaring turnovers that have resulted in scoring chances. And overall intensity for 60 minutes. I thought the first 10 minutes of the second period last night we were nonexistent," Burke said.
"And then I thought we cranked it up and fortunately some guys took the game over. Brian Rafalski might have played the best game of his life last night," added Burke
"But we had a bunch of guys that did not perform to the level we're going to need if we want to have success. No one's taking any bows now. I am not pleased with how we've played to this point. It's nice we've gotten to this position, but if we don't crank it up, this all goes for nothing."
No Irish Need Apply? Not anymore