Questioning the Wisdom of USA Hockey’s Decision to Hire Bill Guerin

The NHL reinstated the international calendar to include the Olympics and eventually a World Cup. Next year, the All-Star game will be scrapped for a mini-tournament between Canada, the US, Sweden, and Finland. The games will be held to prepare for the Olympics the following year in Italy. USA Hockey appointed Bill Guerin as GM for these two teams, despite past allegations of covering up a sexual assault. This decision reflects poorly on USA Hockey and its attitude towards the current issues. Additionally, Guerin was also under investigation for verbal abuse of a Wild employee, but the team concluded that no fireable offense was committed. The writer questions USA Hockey’s judgement in appointing Guerin, considering his lackluster tenure as GM of the Wild. The writer also suggests a lineup of players for the national team and implies that the job is not too difficult.