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  1. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Highs and lows of first round

    Scott Burnside

    Closing in on the end of the first round of the playoffs, there has been no shortage of emotional moments, stirring comebacks and terrific individual performances, writes's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Penguins focused only on Game 4

    Scott Burnside

    There's always a lot of hocus-pocus when a team is down 3-0 in a best-of-seven series, and while Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma acknowledged "it's not a very encouraging picture," it was still interesting to hear Bylsma liken the situation...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  4. 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs - Burnside - A tale of two hits

    Scott Burnside

    Matt Cooke's hit on Adam McQuaid earned him a five-minute major and a game misconduct, but the hit wasn't much different from the one Brad Marchand put on James Neal, writes Scott Burnside

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2013
  5. Cooke becomes the villain once again

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Let's be clear about one thing. If any player in the NHL rams another player into the end boards from behind like Matt Cooke did to Adam McQuaid early in the second period Saturday night, it's a penalty. Or it should be. But maybe...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  6. It didn't take long for the hate to emerge

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- It was probably the moment when Evgeni Malkin and Patrice Bergeron, he of the one career NHL fight, decided to drop the gloves and start whaling on each other at center ice that illustrated how very quickly this Eastern Conference final...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  7. 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs - Burnside: The continuing evolution of...

    Scott Burnside

    Pens superstar Sidney Crosby's game keeps evolving as his maturation as a player continues, Scott Burnside writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  8. Cooke continues to answer for 'the hit'

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- A playoff series is probably the last place to go to forget about the past. The past is always clanging into the present and even the future, especially at the start of an NHL playoff series. What are the connections? Where are th...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  9. Crosby, Pens taking nothing for granted

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- In the wake of the Pittsburgh Penguins' lopsided win in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference second-round series against the Ottawa Senators, there is the expectation that this team is not yet done winning this spring. And if the Pengu...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  10. Alfredsson's play towers over his words

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Flash back to the third period of Game 5, 2007 Stanley Cup finals. The Ottawa Senators are sunk. They are trailing in the third period of what would be a 6-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in the final game in that final series, and the f...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  11. Bad penalty, bad bounce costs Isles

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Islanders coach Jack Capuano talked before the game about the need for his team to stay disciplined. Yet early in the first period, former Penguin Brian Strait took exception to a Matt Cooke hit on one of his teammates and gave Cooke a ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  12. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins James Neal and Craig Adams...

    Scott Burnside

    Penguins' James Neal and Craig Adams are looking to make the most of their second chances, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  13. Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cooke proves change is possible

    Scott Burnside

    Matt Cooke has proven with his actions that it is possible for players to change their approach to the game to make the game safer.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  14. And so, another NHL season begins ...

    Scott Burnside

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- During training camp, Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma admitted he really had no idea what to expect from Matt Cooke this season. Banished for the final 10 regular-season games and the first round of the playoffs for the ...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  15. Can Matt Cooke really change his game?

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- And so the great experiment that is the rehabilitation of Matt Cooke begins. Arguably the most hated man in the NHL, Cooke was suspended for the final 10 regular-season games of 2010-11 and the first round of the playoffs. A chast...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  16. Matt Cooke's suspension, and reaction to it, now sets standard fo...

    Scott Burnside

    First, let us give credit where credit is due. After staggering around the discipline forest much like the proverbial blind squirrel, the league finally found something approaching an answer Monday afternoon. By suspending Pittsburgh's serial h...

    Blog | March 21, 2011