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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

    Career NFL Stats
  2. Some early line combinations used during Day 1 of Canadian Olympi...

    Scott Burnside

    CALGARY, Alberta -- Checking in again from the opening day of the Canadian Olympic orientation camp, where players took part in their first scrimmages tonight. Here are a few of the line combinations and defense pairings that were being used: Rick ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2009
  3. Eric wishes Jordan well as Penguins move on to Stanley Cup finals...

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Brothers Eric (Carolina) and Jordan (Pittsburgh) Staal hugged briefly as the two teams shook hands at the end of the series. "I said, 'You know you had a great series' and he just said, 'Good luck and get it next series,'" Jordan s...

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2009
  4. Pregame report from Raleigh: Players ready to get Game 4 going

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- If it seems like this Eastern Conference finals series is taking forever, well, that's because it is. Game 4 will mark just the fourth game in nine days, and if the Carolina Hurricanes manage to extend the series Tuesday night, Game ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2009
  5. A Carolina Hurricanes' pregame tailgate? Nothing else like it in ...

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- So we're headed out to the East parking lot at the RBC Center before Game 3 to try and catch up with Patrick Drollinger and his bride Lynnae. We first met them while working on a story about the revival of the Caniac Nation during th...

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2009
  6. Where will free-agent goalie Jonas Gustavsson end up?

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Away from the NHL playoffs for a moment ... It's going to be interesting to watch where top free-agent netminder Jonas Gustavsson ends up. Speculation is rampant about which team the talented 24-year-old netminder will ultimately si...

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2009
  7. Report from East finals: Five rumblings from Raleigh

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Here are some Sunday musings in the middle of the Eastern Conference finals: 1. Coming into this series, the Carolina Hurricanes played 14 playoff games and the Pittsburgh Penguins 13. So, how come the Penguins look fresh as a daisy...

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2009
  8. Second-period report: Canes, RBC Center not showing much life in ...

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Thought we were going to see a repeat of the first period there as the Penguins dominated play during the last minute of the second frame with both Sidney Crosby's and Evgeni Malkin's lines having decent chances and the Canes looking...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2009
  9. First-period report: It's the Malkin and Crosby show again

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Holy shockers, Batman. I'm not sure what is more incredible, the fact the Pittsburgh Penguins scored two goals in the last 42.2 seconds of the first period to take a 3-1 lead, or the fact there is a strong Pittsburgh presence in the...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2009
  10. Aftershocks of Niklas Kronwall's hit on Martin Havlat reaches Eas...

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The reverberations of Niklas Kronwall's devastating hit on Martin Havlat reached across the Midwest to the South and the site of the Eastern Conference finals, highlighting the great dilemma the NHL faces in how to deal with such mom...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2009
  11. Report from Raleigh: Bayda's hit, Crosby's record and Carolina's ...

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NHL opted not to suspend Carolina forward Ryan Bayda after he received a match penalty for intent to injure for cross checking Kris Letang in Thursday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Bayda was assessed a $2,500 fine, ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2009
  12. Steve Yzerman does a little Team Canada recon work at Eastern Con...

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- We had a chance to chat briefly with Steve Yzerman, executive director of the 2010 Canadian Olympic team, Thursday night at Mellon Arena. He has been splitting time between his duties as the Red Wings' vice president of hockey operatio...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  13. The secret to Evgeni Malkin's success? Mom's homemade soup and be...

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- The secret to Evgeni Malkin's success is out. Soup and beef. "My parents are superstars now," Malkin said after scoring the first playoff hat trick of his career in Pittsburgh's 7-4 win over Carolina on Thursday night. "They've helped ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  14. First-period report: Yes, the Carolina Hurricanes are not going a...

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- OK, so what do they do for an encore? Five goals, 26 shots, a handful of other glorious chances. As for the Carolina Hurricanes, they're like the Weebles; knock 'em down, they come right back. Seriously, though, talk about intestinal ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  15. Second-period report: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin again putting ...

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- So, how good is this game? As great as the Washington/Pittsburgh series was, this one has reached fever pitch much earlier than I thought it might. I know we keep talking about the Carolina Hurricanes' resiliency, but what about the Pe...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  16. Coach Paul Maurice says Game 2 not a must-win for Carolina Hurric...

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Carolina coach Paul Maurice would not nibble on the suggestion that winning Game 2 to avoid going down 2-0 in this Eastern Conference finals series is a must-win situation. He pointed out that when his team got down 3-2 to New Jersey i...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  17. Eric Staal and Jordan Staal battling in the faceoff circle

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Brothers Jordan (Pittsburgh) and Eric (Carolina) Staal lined up for the opening faceoff in Game 1. Jordan won that one, much to the delight of the fans, but it was Eric who seemed to enjoy more success in that particular area of the gam...

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2009