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  1. No big-ice excuses for U.S. GM Poile

    Scott Burnside

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- If you received a dime for every time you heard either Canadian or American Olympic officials talk about the importance of adjusting to the big ice surface in Sochi, you would end up a wealthy person. But U.S. GM David Poile made...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  2. Bettman pleased with NHL revenue, officials

    Scott Burnside

    CHICAGO -- Although the salary cap will go down next season to $64.3 million, the league looks to be positioning itself well for a return to pre-lockout revenue totals. The 48-game, lockout-shortened season played to 97 percent capacity during the...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  3. 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Burnside: Why officiating changes in...

    Scott Burnside

    For years it's been assumed that games in the regular season and playoffs will be officiated differently. Scott Burnside asks, is that hurting game?

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  4. Manhunt disrupts, captivates Cambridge

    Scott Burnside

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- It's about 9:50 a.m. Friday when three police vehicles loaded with law enforcement officials tear through the intersection of Vassar and Main streets on the MIT campus. You hear them before you see them, and because the streets...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  5. Need to know: Nash leniency an act of fraud

    Scott Burnside

    History will record that the Washington Capitals bested the New York Rangers 3-2 in a shootout Sunday night. But history will not make note of the fraud that was this contest. Although he did not figure prominently in the official score sheet...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  6. NHL - Time to stop whining about officiating

    Scott Burnside

    It would be a whole lot more gratifying if the complainers took a good hard look in the mirror before taking the easy way out and blaming officials, even if they turned out to be on the wrong end of a few calls, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  7. NHL: With wealth of candidates, Brian Burke best to build USA Hoc...

    Scott Burnside

    There is a wealth of qualified candidates to head up USA Hockey for the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, but Brian Burke has proved he is the man for the job, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  8. NHL officials won't work in other leagues

    Scott Burnside

    As the exodus of locked-out NHL players for various hockey ports of call around the globe hits full swing this week, it brings up an interesting moral dilemma. Should players making millions of dollars annually be descending on teams in Switzerlan...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  9. Jets ready for official re-introduction to NHL

    Scott Burnside

    WINNIPEG -- The fans were lined up outside the door to the Winnipeg Jets' merchandise outlet at 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning. Jets flags hung from downtown cranes on work sites, and buildings and bus shelters were festooned with the team's distinct...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  10. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Halak gets official nod for Game 1; Montreal...

    Scott Burnside

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Martin confirmed Thursday morning what most had expected: Jaroslav Halak would start Game 1 ahead of Carey Price. Halak played in 15 of the past 17 regular-season games for the eighth-seeded Habs....

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2010
  11. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Alex Ovechkin and Washington Capitals set of...

    Scott Burnside

    Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals are set to begin another playoff quest, and this time, nothing less than at least a trip to the Stanley Cup finals will do.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2010
  12. Cost too risky for Olympic orientation camps?

    Scott Burnside

    Officials from both Hockey Canada and USA Hockey insist the risk of injury is minimal. And players aren't likely to be putting their countrymen through the boards. But it is disingenuous to suggest these players aren't coming to these camps wanting b...

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2009
  13. Tampa Bay Lightning ownership group remains intact

    Scott Burnside

    Whatever acrimony there might have been between Tampa Bay Lightning owners Len Barrie and Oren Koules, a meeting Friday with NHL officials has smoothed things over -- at least for the time being.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2009
  14. Sources: NHL to probe Montreal Canadiens players' link to crime f...

    Scott Burnside

    The NHL on Friday will send security officials to Montreal to meet with local police following reports linking a number of Montreal Canadiens players with an organized crime investigation, ESPN.com has learned.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2009
  15. Our awards (Hart and beyond) for the first half of the season

    Scott Burnside

    Here is a look at the story lines that have dominated the first half of the season.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2008
  16. Agreement expected to be signed this week

    Scott Burnside

    Officials with the NHL and International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and representatives from member nations are expected to sign a new agreement this week at the World Championships in Moscow. The Russians are expected to rejoin the fold after refusing

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2007