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  1. New York Islanders sign Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski to ...

    Scott Burnside

    The New York Islanders, shut out of any significant additions on Day 1 of the NHL's free-agency period, hit pay dirt Wednesday afternoon by signing a pair of forwards, Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski, to four-year deals.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  2. 2014 NHL free agency -- Burnside: Winners and losers of free agen...

    Scott Burnside

    Here's a look at 15 of the most interesting free agents and their possible landing spots, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  3. Buyouts show GMs should be wary of UFAs

    Scott Burnside

    What's the over/under on the number of times you'll hear or read the phrase "free-agent frenzy" in the next 24 hours? We'll start at 134,567 and take the over. But let's imagine a year or two from now. What are the chances teams will say, "We p...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  4. St. Louis Blues sign Paul Stastny to $28M free-agent deal

    Scott Burnside

    The St. Louis Blues have signed longtime Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny, the top free agent on the market at his position, to a four-year deal worth $28 million.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  5. Free agency brings out Team Redemption

    Scott Burnside

    The free-agent class of 2013 might lack the star quality of last summer, when Ryan Suter and Zach Parise captivated the hockey world right through Independence Day -- spoiling picnic plans from coast to coast -- but what this year's crop lacks in pro...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  6. Flames' O'Reilly offer sheet fallout continues

    Scott Burnside

    Almost as interesting as the Colorado Avalanche's decision to match an offer sheet from the Calgary Flames for restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly was the discussion Friday on what might have been. In what was a terrific lesson in New CBA 101, mul...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  7. 2012 free agency -- Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild among the fre...

    Scott Burnside

    So far, the Minnesota Wild and Detroit Red Wings are on opposite sides of the puck when it comes to free-agent winners and losers, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  8. 2012 free agency -- The recent wild spending spree can't be good ...

    Scott Burnside

    The recent wild spending free-agent spree can't be good for the NHL's collective bargaining agreement position, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  9. Brad Richards ready, Zach Parise talks contract, John Tavares lov...

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- For Brad Richards, there is a comforting sense of deja vu as he prepares for his first season as a New York Ranger. Among the factors in his decision to sign with the Blueshirts as the top unrestricted free agent this past offseason wa...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  10. Souray gets chance to prove he's not done

    Scott Burnside

    Free-agent signees rarely want for motivation, but you have to imagine that new Dallas Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray will be at the top of the "players with things to prove" list come training camp. The veteran defenseman suffered through a gris...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  11. Caps-Bolts report: Bergenheim adds depth

    Scott Burnside

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Already the names John Druce and Chris Kontos are being evoked when discussing the newest playoff scoring machine, Sean Bergenheim. The free agent signee, yet another deft piece of work by rookie GM Steve Yzerman, has been unstoppab...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  12. Stock up, stock down: Niittymaki solid

    Scott Burnside

    Stock upAlexander Semin, Washington CapitalsNever quite sure what to make of talented Washington forward Alexander Semin, the Other Alex in the nation's capital. Pretty sure the Caps feel the same way as Semin will be an unrestricted free agent at th...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  13. Stock up, stock down: Niittymaki solid

    Scott Burnside

    Stock upAlexander Semin, Washington CapitalsNever quite sure what to make of talented Washington forward Alexander Semin, the Other Alex in the nation's capital. Pretty sure the Caps feel the same way as Semin will be an unrestricted free agent at th...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  14. Stock up, stock down: Gagne struggling

    Scott Burnside

    Stock upMatt Cullen, Minnesota Wild: One of the reasons the Wild signed the free-agent center in the offseason was to help with the power play. So far so good, as Cullen has three power-play markers, tied for the league lead. Cullen has two goals (bo...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  15. Stock up, stock down: Gagne struggling

    Scott Burnside

    Stock upMatt Cullen, Minnesota Wild: One of the reasons the Wild signed the free-agent center in the offseason was to help with the power play. So far so good, as Cullen has three power-play markers, tied for the league lead. Cullen has two goals (bo...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  16. With the Ilya Kovalchuk ruling, the NHL put the brakes on shady d...

    Scott Burnside

    Is it shocking that the NHL finally found a way to stop its own people from beating the tar out of the collective bargaining agreement? Not at all. What's shocking is that it took this long for the NHL to make its point with its own GMs.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2010