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  1. World Cup plan needs to be nailed down

    Scott Burnside

    LOS ANGELES -- With discussions on a return of the almost forgotten World Cup of Hockey taking longer than anticipated, the next World Cup tournament might take place in the fall of 2016 and could be held in Toronto instead of multiple locations, inc...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. Backes stands up for Russian stray dogs

    Scott Burnside

    SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. forward David Backes might be hard on opposing players at this Olympic tournament -- we recall at one point during the Russia game on Saturday, Backes seemed to have both hands wrapped around Russian defenseman Fedor Tyutin's th...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  3. 2014 Winter Olympics -- Jonathan Quick of Los Angeles Kings to st...

    Scott Burnside

    Los Angeles Kings netminder Jonathan Quick has drawn the starting assignment for Team USA in their first game of the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament Thursday night against Slovakia.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  4. Max Pacioretty embracing Olympic moment

    Scott Burnside

    SOCHI, Russia -- Just for a moment, Max Pacioretty thought it was bad. As in, miss the Olympics bad. Pushed awkwardly into the goalpost during the Montreal Canadiens' final pre-Olympic break game, Pacioretty left the ice wondering if he was also l...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  5. 2014 Winter Olympics -- Max Pacioretty of Montreal Canadiens prac...

    Scott Burnside

    Max Pacioretty, who awkwardly hit the goal post during the Montreal Canadiens' final game before the Olympic break, showed no signs of being the worse for wear as he skated on a line with Team USA's Ryan Callahan and Paul Stastny during Monday's skate.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  6. 'Miracle' is expectation 34 years later

    Scott Burnside

    Some people think there was only one hockey game played in the 1980 Olympics: the U.S. versus the Soviet Union. Many think that game -- the one that gave rise to "The Miracle" moniker, movies and mythology -- was the gold-medal game. Most think...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  7. No big-ice excuses for U.S. GM Poile

    Scott Burnside

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- If you received a dime for every time you heard either Canadian or American Olympic officials talk about the importance of adjusting to the big ice surface in Sochi, you would end up a wealthy person. But U.S. GM David Poile made...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  8. U.S. camp: Injuries, medals and scouting

    Scott Burnside

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Injuries are always going to play havoc with the selection of Olympic rosters no matter which country is involved, but the U.S. management team will be paying close attention to the health of center Ryan Kesler. When he's been healt...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  9. Bylsma eager to test international waters

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- Dan Bylsma figures there have been a couple of times in his life that he would describe as surreal. The moment he found out he would coach the U.S. hockey team at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, ranks as one of them. "When ...

    Blog | June 29, 2013
  10. 2014 Sochi Olympics - From Team USA's foibles to Team Canada's wi...

    Scott Burnside

    You might not have liked the outcome, but one thing we were reminded of once again is that there is nothing like Olympic hockey.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  11. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Five things to know about Team Canada's win...

    Scott Burnside

    Here are five things we learned in Canada's 3-0 shutout against Sweden to win the gold medal in Sochi.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  12. 2014 Sochi Olympics - U.S. rides efforts of Meat Line to beat the...

    Scott Burnside

    SOCHI, Russia -- In each game, when the United States men's hockey team has taken the ice, it's as though the players have said, "OK, this is the element of the game that will be the difference-maker, the building block that propels us forward." In t...

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  13. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Future of NHL players at Olympics is debata...

    Scott Burnside

    Watching Gary Bettman and Rene Fasel politely argue about which feat is better -- the Stanley Cup or a gold medal -- was great theater, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  14. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Anze Kopitar leaves Slovenia game to get b...

    Scott Burnside

    Kings forward Anze Kopitar, the lone NHL player on the Slovenian national team, was sent to the medical center in the Olympic compound for blood tests after he fell ill and had to leave Sunday's preliminary round game against the United States.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  15. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Team USA wins, on a roll into elimination r...

    Scott Burnside

    Team USA is getting scoring, the goaltending is strong -- things are looking good heading to the elimination round, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  16. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Goalie Ryan Miller to play for U.S. Sunday...

    Scott Burnside

    Ryan Miller has been named the starting goaltender for the U.S. against Slovenia.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014