Lesson learned

O'Callahan believes 'Miracle on Ice' speech sunk in with current Team USA

Updated: February 23, 2010, 3:37 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

It was just the guys that night this past summer at LuxBar in Chicago. No coaches. No team officials. No hangers-on. Just the players who eventually would don the red, white and blue jerseys in Vancouver. And two men who helped make U.S. Olympic hockey the entity that it is.

They bonded that night, although their experiences never overlapped. The men's defining moment came years before most of the players were born. The players were about to embark upon a journey in which the men ...

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