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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. 2011 NHL playoffs: Predicting a Sharks-Lightning Stanley Cup fina...

    E.J. Hradek

    In his farewell blog post for ESPN Insider, E.J. Hradek recaps San Jose's Thursday night win over Detroit and predicts a Sharks-Lightning Stanley Cup final.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2011
  3. New schedule coming soon; Saku Koivu a great free-agent pick-up f...

    E.J. Hradek

    In case you've been wondering, the league will release its 2009-10 regular season schedule sometime next week, most likely Wednesday. The highlight will be the official announcement of the third annual Winter Classic, a match expected to be between t...

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2009
  4. Second outdoor game may not be on Jan. 1

    E.J. Hradek

    MONTREAL -- The NHL's idea to play a New Year's Day outdoor doubleheader (at Boston's Fenway Park and Calgary's McMahon Stadium) appears to be dead. The management side of the competition committee opted against a vote on the proposal. One prominent...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2009
  5. Why NHL Players' Association is more open to Winter Classic doubl...

    E.J. Hradek

    After speaking with NHL Players' Association executive director Paul Kelly and Lightning center/competition committee member Jeff Halpern, I expect the competition committee to green light the league's plan for a second outdoor game -- the backend of...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2009
  6. Pittsburgh Penguins get big nights from Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Here are some quick notes from the Penguins' 2-1 Game 6 victory over the Red Wings at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night: • First things first. That was a heck of a hockey game! I thought both teams really dug in and battled all ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  7. Change of scenery? Dany Heatley may want out of Ottawa

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Is Senators winger Dany Heatley seeking his ticket out of Ottawa? Sources tell me that is the case. According to those sources, Ottawa GM Bryan Murray has been notified of Heatley's desire for a change of scenery and is mulling his opt...

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  8. Hradek's instant analysis: Pavel Datsyuk, Wings' special teams bo...

    E.J. Hradek

    DETROIT -- Here are some quick notes from the Red Wings' 5-0 Game 5 victory over the Penguins at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night: • After missing the past seven playoff games due to a foot injury, Detroit star forward Pavel Datsyuk retu...

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2009
  9. Sidney Crosby in playoffs, Avs front-office drama and Minny's fut...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- During the Stanley Cup playoffs, my contributions have been focused on our postseason coverage. Of course, there has been a lot of other stuff going on. I figure it would be a good time to catch up. Here's my take on a few recent events...

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2009
  10. Hradek's instant analysis: Staal strong; Wings don't pursue Zette...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Here are some quick notes from the Penguins' 4-2 victory over the Red Wings at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night: • Pittsburgh center Jordan Staal, who struggled in the first two games in Detroit, seems to be regaining his confi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2009
  11. Hradek's instant analysis: Line changes, Malkin-Crosby combo and ...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Here are some quick notes from the Penguins' 4-2 Game 3 victory over the Red Wings at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night. • At the 9:06 mark of the third period, talented freshman Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson made a rookie ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2009
  12. Hradek's instant analysis: Lineup changes, slow start haunt Pitts...

    E.J. Hradek

    DETROIT -- Here are some quick notes from the Wings' 3-1 Game 2 victory over the Penguins at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday night: • Old reliable, Wings rookie Justin Abdelkader, struck again in Game 2. The former Michigan State standout, an u...

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2009
  13. Postgame report: Keep an eye on the Sidney Crosby-Henrik Zetterbe...

    E.J. Hradek

    DETROIT -- Here are some quick notes from the Detroit Red Wings' 3-1 Game 1 victory over the Penguins at the Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night: • Well, you just knew Wings rookie fourth-line center Justin Abdelkader would be a difference-...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  14. Five Things We Learned: Brian Campbell's on-ice choices continue ...

    E.J. Hradek

    How do you ruin a Sunday afternoon in Chicago? Invite the Red Wings to town. After the holiday weekend results, it seems the Wings and Penguins are primed for a Cup finals rematch. Here are five things to think about: 1. Chicago coach Joel Quennevil...

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2009
  15. Five Things We Learned: Brian Campbell should not make same mista...

    E.J. Hradek

    Our thoughts from Game 2 of the Western Conference finals: 1. Hockey is a game of mistakes. In overtime in Game 2, Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell made a whopper of a bad choice that led directly to Detroit's winning goal. The Hawks nearly benefi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2009
  16. Five Things We Learned: Seven-defensemen plan working for Pittsbu...

    E.J. Hradek

    High-tempo action, terrific goaltending and a pair of young brothers at each other's throats ... welcome to the Eastern Conference finals! Here are five things that stood out in Game 1 between the Penguins and Hurricanes: 1. I have to say, the fi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  17. Five Things We Learned: Turnovers, timely saves in Game 1 of West...

    E.J. Hradek

    In Game 1 of the Western Conference finals/Original Six matchup between Detroit and Chicago, experience triumphed over youth. In sports, that seems to happen. If the Hawks are smart (and they seem to be), they'll be looking to apply any lessons learn...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2009