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Some vets could be snubbed for 'best team'

Updated: July 26, 2005, 4:12 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

Much was made of USA Hockey turning a new page in selecting its World Championship team last spring, ignoring familiar veterans and turning to fresh, young faces.

But that was a walk in the park compared to the familiar feathers that are likely to be ruffled in the coming months if that philosophy is to be carried forward to the Turin Olympics.

"This isn't a contest to make sure that we take care of somebody," that's been part of the program for years, warned Don Waddell, the ...

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