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  1. NHL: Nashville Predators have clear choice on Shea Weber offer sh...

    Scott Burnside

    The equation is relatively simple for the Predators: match Shea Weber's deal and remain relevant, or give up any hope of being a contender, of attracting top talent, of being anything other than a team treading water and wondering when the lights will go out for good.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  2. Trophy Tracker: Top Jack Adams candidates

    Scott Burnside

    For this week's latest Trophy Tracker, we take our first look at the top coaching candidates for the Jack Adams Award: 1. Bruce Boudreau, Washington CapitalsAny early look at the coach of the year contenders has to start with the only undefeated t...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  3. First-round breakdown: Vancouver Canucks versus Los Angeles Kings...

    Scott Burnside

    The Canucks have Henrik Sedin and Roberto Luongo, but ESPN.com's Scott Burnside believes the Kings have enough experience and talent to pull off the first-round upset.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2010
  4. 2010 Winter Classic: Will latest outdoor tilt be turning point fo...

    Scott Burnside

    In Classics past, the outdoor game has provided the stage for teams to make a statement. So what will we see from the Flyers and Bruins at Fenway Park?

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2009
  5. NHL -- Burnside's Power Play: Calgary Flames' latest slide; Edmon...

    Scott Burnside

    Why can't the Flames seem to stay on the right track? How does Ice Edge have so much confidence about its Coyotes bid? Scott Burnside explains all in this week's Power Play.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2009
  6. Offseason turmoil doesn't change Chicago Blackhawks' 'contender' ...

    Scott Burnside

    Firings, signings, arrests. It has been a bizarre summer in Chicago. But the Olympic camps showed what was lost amid the offseason turmoil: The Hawks might be the favorites to reach the Cup finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2009
  7. Dale Tallon's dismissal a heartless move

    Scott Burnside

    What have you done for me lately? The firing of Blackhawks GM Dale Tallon, who was instrumental in building a viable contender, was callous and abrupt.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2009
  8. Scott Burnside: Senators are a team in transition, if not total c...

    Scott Burnside

    Craig Hartsburg's firing Monday marks the end of Ottawa's long run as a Cup contender and tells us this is a team in transition, if not total chaos.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2009
  9. Is Wilson really to blame? Where is Mr. Turco?

    Scott Burnside

    What are the five things we've learned Monday? We wonder whether Ron Wilson is really to blame for San Jose's woes and why Marty Turco can't solve the Red Wings.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2008
  10. Time to clean house in Atlanta, but ownership still in denial

    Scott Burnside

    The Thrashers are on the verge of yet another playoff-less season. Time to clean house, right? Nope, not with this team, whose owners and GM are in complete denial despite their futility.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2008
  11. Why is Philly struggling? Here are two reasons all too familiar t...

    Scott Burnside

    If you're wondering why the Flyers are in the middle of a free fall, you can point to two reasons all to familiar to Philly fans: concussions and the lack of a bona fide No. 1 netminder.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2008
  12. Undeterred by critics, Lightning stick to their plan

    Scott Burnside

    In one month, the Lightning have gone from East bottom-dwellers to playoff contenders. Here's what has sparked the turnaround.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2007
  13. Canes living, skating proof that new NHL works

    Scott Burnside

    The Hurricanes are living, skating, scoring proof the salary cap and new rules work. And now, they're Cup contenders.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2006
  14. Thrashers taking big risk in Kovalchuk talks

    Scott Burnside

    What is Ilya Kovalchuk worth? Well, the debate could keep the star out of the Thrashers' lineup this season.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2005
  15. Emotions never got best of Fletcher

    Scott Burnside

    Sentiment didn't impact his deals, but Hall of Fame inductee Cliff Fletcher struck a chord with his peers.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2004
  16. Unpredictable Leafs still a contender

    Scott Burnside

    Besides making the playoffs, everything else about Toronto is tough to figure.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2003