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Road to Vancouver begins for Team USA

Updated: August 17, 2009, 8:46 PM ET
By Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

WOODRIDGE, Ill. -- The NHL Players' Association has made it clear it will fight for continued Olympic participation in the next round of collective bargaining with the NHL. But Team USA general manager Brian Burke figures Vancouver will be the fourth and last Olympics with NHL players.

"There's no other business in the world that shuts their doors for two and half weeks in the middle of their season," said Burke. "We've gotten very little benefit from this tournament when it's not ...

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