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  1. NHL - NHL, NHLPA have come a long way in a year since the lockout...

    Scott Burnside

    The NHL and the NHLPA have come a long way since the lockout ended, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  2. Relief by both sides that 'battle' is over

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- It was still dark outside, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and defenseman Chris Campoli were chatting amiably in a ballroom in a Manhattan hotel. In many ways, their conversation represented the crossroads of cynicism and relief. ...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  3. Sides moving closer to a new CBA deal?

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- Maybe it's the change in locale, maybe it's the fact the NHL and the players are meeting together after a long day Friday of shuttle diplomacy involving federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh, but there is definitely a different vibe around th...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  4. Disclaimer deadline looming large over talks

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- Another day of multiple meetings, conference calls and reporters huddled against the cold on Manhattan sidewalks marked another tentative step toward an end to the NHL lockout. But while both sides continue to play coy about how much f...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  5. Bettman's return to form is a good sign

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- If there is one moment that captured the NHL lockout and all its foolishness, it was the tortured visage of commissioner Gary Bettman a little more than three weeks ago here. On that night, with talks hitting the rocks after a brief sp...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  6. NHL infrastructure showing signs of life

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- Like a rusted-out robot left to decay in a back lot in a bad science fiction movie, the NHL is starting to show the first, shuddering signs of reanimation. Yes, the resumption of hockey is not guaranteed simply because the NHL and its ...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  7. NHL - The 2012 hockey year in review

    Scott Burnside

    Sure, it's hard to remember now, but there were actually plenty of highs in the NHL during 2012, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  8. Rest easy, here is your new CBA

    Scott Burnside

    We keep saying the two sides are close. Many players, agents, governors, coaches, lawyers and pretty much everyone outside the key figures on both sides of the NHL lockout apparently believe it to be so. But is it true? Is a deal within our gra...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  9. Make-or-break day in CBA negotiations

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- Before our eyes, we watch the art of the deal ... or the art of the implosion. Which will it be? As one source close to the negotiations aimed at ending the almost-three-month NHL lockout told ESPN.com Thursday morning, it's close. ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  10. Progress isn't the end for Bettman

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- As the pinprick of light on the black canvas of the NHL lockout threatens to become a full-fledged beacon of light, already there is a rush to anoint the winners and losers, the heroes and goats. That's life. And while it may be a f...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  11. NHL - Don't expect NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to be ousted

    Scott Burnside

    If anyone imagines that the progress in labor talks made this week will end up seeing Gary Bettman given the bum's rush out of the NHL's New York offices, they will be sadly mistaken, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  12. Steve Ott getting to play hockey in a 'flash'

    Scott Burnside

    One of the interesting phenomena to grow out of the ongoing NHL lockout has been what might be dubbed the "flash camp." With relatively short notice, groups of NHL players have descended on a variety of locations like Dallas and Phoenix this fall ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  13. NHLPA puts right players at the table

    Scott Burnside

    By now, everyone connected to the NHL lockout should have the common sense to temper even the remotest hint of optimism that something is going to happen to break the labor impasse. Frankly, given the shambles this negotiation represents, that par...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  14. NHL makes bold step to save season

    Scott Burnside

    Maybe it was the growing anger from the fan base. Maybe it was the belief that the players weren't going to crack, at least not before another season was lost. Maybe there was enough dissatisfaction within the ownership group as a second season...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  15. Fans need owners to defend them

    Scott Burnside

    One of our favorite parts of the old Peanuts comic strip penned by Charles M. Schulz (who, by the by, was a devout hockey fan) was the interaction between the Peanuts gang and adults. The teachers always made a "mawwmwawwmwamwmwaaaa" sound in the ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  16. Doan is the last of the faithful

    Scott Burnside

    On a day when the sheer madness of the coming NHL lockout was brought into particular focus with even more over-the-top contract signings, an almost-36-year-old man and a team with no owner offered a brief respite from the pessimism that marks the ho...

    Blog | September 14, 2012