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Laviolette stepping into Brooks' shadow

Updated: May 1, 2005, 5:22 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- One of the favorite movies in the Laviolette house is "Miracle," the recounting of Team USA's gold medal victory at the 1980 Olympics. Naturally the Laviolette boys, ages 5 and 7, were excited to learn their father, Peter, was headed to Lake Placid to prepare for the 2005 World Championship.

"Right away they wanted to know if I was going to see coach Brooks. They know the whole story. They asked me if we were going to play the Russians," said Laviolette, who had to explain ...

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