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Poile: Burke was Ryan's biggest supporter

by Jason Johnson / Calgary Flames

Team USA general manager David Poile joined Sportsnet's Hockey Central at Noon on Friday to talk about remarks made by Brian Burke regarding Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan and the role the media played.

Poile defended Burke's comments stating that the entire story wasn't articulated and only bits and pieces were reported.

"When you take snapshots of the full story, you don't get the full story," Poile told Hockey Central at Noon. "Brian Burke drafted Bobby Ryan. When I asked the group to submit their Olympic rosters, Bobby Ryan was on his (Burke's) team. "

Poile also said that nothing that could be potentially damaging was to be reported.

"There's a lot of things said about a lot of players, both good and bad," Poile said. "Nothing was supposed to happen that could be damaging to USA Hockey or the players."

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