David Poile says Brian Burke's unflattering comments about Bobby Ryan were simply "locker room talk."

The U.S. Olympic hockey team's general manager joined hosts Rob Pizzo and Tim Wharnsby on Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM on Friday. Poile explained how "a breakdown and miscommunication" led to the war of words between Burke, the team's director of player personnel, and Ryan, the Ottawa Senators forward who was left off the roster.

Listen to the full audio interview above.

Rob Pizzo and co-hosts Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Craig Simpson, Tim Wharnbsy and Cassie Campbell-Pascall discuss the game of hockey in an entertaining way on Hockey Night in Canada Radio, the flagship of NHL Network radio on SiriusXM. Weekdays from 3-5pm ET on Sirius 207 and XM 211.