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  1. Caps' Trotz: Ovechkin has to grow his game

    Scott Burnside

    PHILADELPHIA -- Of all the new coaches -- or rather coaches in new positions -- in the NHL, perhaps no one will face more scrutiny than Barry Trotz in Washington. After coaching every single game in Nashville Predators history, Trotz parted ways w...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  2. NHL -- Scott Burnside: Questions surround the coaching carousel

    Scott Burnside

    Why would Willie Desjardins opt to coach the Canucks rather than the Penguins? Scott Burnside delves into that, where the Penguins go from here, shrewd moves by the Blue Jackets and Canadiens, and more.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  3. Caps' firings aren't all Ovechkin's fault

    Scott Burnside

    And then there was Ovie. Or at least that's how it seems in Washington now that longtime GM George McPhee has been cut loose, his contract not being renewed for the first time since he took over in June 1997, and coach Adam Oates also being given ...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  4. NHL -- Handing out NHL's quarter-pole awards

    Scott Burnside

    With just one-fourth of the NHL season remaining, it's time for Scott Burnside to hand out the league's quarter-pole awards.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2014
  5. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Russia a team united

    Scott Burnside

    Team Russia can feel the burden of expectation, but it's also what fuels a nation hoping to recapture glory.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  6. Sochi Olympics - Olympics will make friends of foes

    Scott Burnside

    The intensity of Wednesday's Capitals-Penguins game forecasts the excitement to come in Sochi where opponents become teammates and teammates become opponents, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2014
  7. Need to know: Here come the Capitals

    Scott Burnside

    After a night that saw Jaromir Jagr score the winner in his first game as a Boston Bruin and Marian Gaborik duplicate the effort in his first go-round in a Columbus Blue Jackets jersey, we turn our attention to the Washington Capitals. Remember w...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  8. Oates has faith but Caps still need wins

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Kudos to rookie head coach Adam Oates for holding fast to the silver lining of an otherwise messy season. While the hockey world marvels at the depths to which the Washington Capitals have sunk and the continuing devolution of once-u...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  9. What you need to know: Weekend edition

    Scott Burnside

    -- The Blackhawks ran their record to an NHL-best 6-0 with a hard-fought 2-1 overtime win over Detroit on Sunday. Corey Crawford continues to prove that he's forgotten about last spring's playoff disappointment with a .933 save percentage and 1.78 GA...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  10. Ovechkin's comments a slap to union

    Scott Burnside

    It's easy to be critical of the NHL as it once again muzzles its owners in a ham-fisted bid to ensure the league speaks with one consistent voice during this lockout. But all you have to do is listen to the meanderings of a star player such as Ale...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  11. 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Washington Capitals need assist fr...

    Scott Burnside

    It is fair to question whether that opening-round victory is doomed to be nothing more than a footnote in the Caps' annual playoff dirge, a kind of a false note of hope before the inevitable disappointment, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2012
  12. 5 Things: Alex Ovechkin stepping it up

    Scott Burnside

    1. A-Lightning Rod:Alexander Ovechkin has been a lightning rod for criticism over the past couple of seasons, especially this season, as the Washington Capitalshave listed aimlessly for much of the season and are in the unusual position of battling f...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  13. 5 Things: Questions for the second quarter

    Scott Burnside

    As we rush into the second quarter of this no-longer-young NHL season, a number of burning questions present themselves. Well, five, to be exact: 1. What will happen to the big boys: Shea Weber, Ryan Suter and Zach Parise?No three players will...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  14. Bruce Boudreau moves on from Capitals with 'unfinished business'

    Scott Burnside

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- If you are looking for anything approaching bitterness from former Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a little smackdown of erstwhile superstar Alex Ovechkin, whose d...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  15. Bruce Boudreau, former Washington Capitals coach, denies rift wit...

    Scott Burnside

    Former Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau told ESPN.com Tuesday he never had a problem with captain Alex Ovechkin and rumors of any kind of rift between the two are overblown.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2011
  16. Capitals adjusting to coaching change

    Scott Burnside

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- There is perhaps no more curious place in sport than an NHL locker room the day after a coach has been fired. The energy is different ... a little off, a little manic. A group of men who thrive on continuity and routine must now ...

    Blog | November 29, 2011