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  1. All-Star debate: What needs to change?

    Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL announced the rest of the players heading to Columbus for All-Star weekend, but is this really the best crop of players? Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun debate. BURNSIDE: OK, my friend, time to talk about the NHL's All-Star Game and the p...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  2. Debate: Carlyle's firing raises more questions than it answers

    Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun

    The Toronto Maple Leafs fired coach Randy Carlyle on Tuesday. Was it a good move or not? Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun weigh in. BURNSIDE: So, let's imagine this, my friend. Had the Toronto Maple Leafs done the logical thing and fired head coac...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  3. Captains Ovechkin, Toews agree to start Winter Classic on time

    Scott Burnside

    WASHINGTON -- Although there was much debate about whether the bright sun -- which created some glare issues in the days leading up to the Winter Classic -- would force the game's start to be delayed, the teams agreed that they would proceed as sched...

    Blog | January 01, 2015
  4. NHL looks for balance with outdoor games

    Scott Burnside

    Almost as interesting as the NHL's annual forays out of doors is the debate over where those events will be held. With the NHL scaling back its outdoor events this year -- holding two games after last season's six -- it's expected the number will ...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  5. Debate: What will be Pat Quinn's legacy?

    Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun

    Hockey icon Pat Quinn died Sunday at age 71. Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun weighed in on Quinn's passion and legacy around the game. BURNSIDE: Well, Pierre, I know that folks in the hockey world had been bracing for Pat Quinn's passing for some...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  6. Debate: Should Penguins have waited on Marc-Andre Fleury extensio...

    Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun

    The Pittsburgh Penguins signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a four-year contract extension worth a total of $23 million. Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun debate the risks involved in the timing of the extension: BURNSIDE: Good day, my friend. B...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  7. Debate: NHL reacts quickly to Slava Voynov domestic violence char...

    Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun

    Two-time Stanley Cup champion and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely by the league after he was arrested Monday morning on charges of domestic violence. Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun discuss the NHL's respons...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  8. The argument against enforcers -- NHL

    Rob Vollman

    Should NHL teams employ an enforcer? The debate continues to rage in 2014-15. Rob Vollman busts three myths that have propped up the argument in favor of employing goons.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  9. #ESPNplayerNHL: Red Wing debate

    Sarah Goldstein

    Red Wings fans, you've made your voices heard when asked who was Detroit's franchise player. But there seems to be an era argument. The long list of talented players that have passed through Hockeytown was narrowed down to Gordie Howe vs. Steve Yz...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  10. Stastny addition sets up Blues for playoffs

    Scott Burnside

    After yet another disappointing playoff exit for the Cup-hungry St. Louis Blues, there was a lot of debate about just how they might get over the hump. Or would they ever? The acquisition of netminder Ryan Miller at the 2014 trade deadline at grea...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  11. Study: College players fit in well in NHL

    Scott Burnside

    PHILADELPHIA -- The debate over which route to the NHL is best -- major junior hockey or college hockey via the NCAA -- is one that has raged for years and will no doubt be the subject of impassioned discussion moving forward. That said, there were s...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  12. Debate: What's going on with bizarro Pens?

    Scott Burnside and Craig Custance

    Scott Burnside and Craig Custance weigh in on the Penguins' hiring of Jim Rutherford as GM and the firing of coach Dan Bylsma. BURNSIDE: Craig, big news out of Pittsburgh on Friday with the announcement that Jim Rutherford, the classy former GM of...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  13. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: John Buccigross offers his final...

    John Buccigross

    John Buccigross opens up the Twitter bag for the Stanley Cup finals, assessing which team has the advantage, who will win and whether the series will settle the Biggie vs. Tupac debate.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  14. Debate: Who will win the Conn Smythe?

    Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun

    We're down to the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers. So who will win the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP? Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun weigh in while connecting for cross-country flights. Go! BURNSIDE: Good day, my friend. I'm awaiting a f...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  15. Debate: Are the Habs French toast?

    Pierre LeBrun and Katie Strang

    Do the Montreal Canadiens have enough left to rally against the New York Rangers? Pierre LeBrun and Katie Strang weigh in from Montreal. LEBRUN: Katie, we are separated this morning as the Canadiens, as always, had their morning skate at their sub...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  16. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Who is better: Kings' Drew Dough...

    Scott Burnside and Craig Custance

    Which star defenseman would you take to build a team around: Chicago's Duncan Keith or Los Angeles' Drew Doughty? ESPN.com's Scott Burnside and ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance debate.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014