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  1. Trade breakdown: Gagner stops in Arizona

    Scott Burnside

    During a conversation with Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner in Nashville in March 2013, he spoke about the steep learning curve the youthful Oilers faced in returning from the hockey wilderness. He was thoughtful and well-spoken in talking about ...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  2. NHL general managers eye draft-lottery tweak, video replay use

    Scott Burnside

    The NHL is moving toward altering its draft lottery to help avoid teams earning the top overall pick on a repeated basis. The league's general mangers, meeting Wednesday in New York, also discussed further enhancing use of video replay.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  3. Ramblings: Alberta opposites, changes afoot, defense wins

    Scott Burnside

    Oilers are in flux The focus, as it should be with three weeks to go in the regular season, is on those teams still with a shot at making the playoffs and, thereby, a shot at a championship. But there will be no shortage of drama in the 14 cities wh...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  4. NHL -- Tampa Bay Lightning made best of Martin St. Louis trade de...

    Scott Burnside

    Lightning GM Yzerman made the most of a bad situation dealing with St. Louis' trade demand, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  5. Trade deadline: Goalies on the move

    Scott Burnside

    So much for it being hard to move goaltenders at the trade deadline. Counting Ryan Miller's move to St. Louis late last week, no fewer than six NHL netminders have changed jerseys in the past few days. And who knows where that number will go by We...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  6. Bryzgalov deal curious choice for Wild

    Scott Burnside

    Well, that came out of left field, didn't it? Of all the goaltending names that were in the air surrounding the Minnesota Wild the past couple of days, not once did we consider Ilya Bryzgalov as a possible fix to the Wild's goaltending depth issue...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  7. NHL -- Thomas Vanek deal will make or break Islanders GM Garth Sn...

    Scott Burnside

    The Thomas Vanek situation should make or break Islanders GM Garth Snow, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  8. NHL -- 7 teams to watch at the trade deadline

    Scott Burnside

    Seven teams will be making noise before the March 5 trade deadline, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  9. NHL -- 10 biggest names to know as the trade deadline approaches

    Scott Burnside

    Some big names are flying through the trade deadline rumor mill, and there are 10 in particular you need to know, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  10. NHL - Taking league's temperature at halfway point

    Scott Burnside

    Scott Burnside offers up his midseason report on the NHL, including teams and players who sputtered out of the gate and some who have stepped up in a big way.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  11. What's up with your bad self, Tim Thomas?

    Scott Burnside

    Not again, Tim Thomas: You could almost hear the groan from the Florida Panthers' management suite late in Tuesday night's entertaining tilt against the Chicago Blackhawks when Tim Thomas got up from the crease, limping. The veteran netminder left th...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  12. In need of goalie help? Bryzgalov or Miller?

    Scott Burnside

    If Semyon Varlamov represents the gold standard for what a team might achieve with sparkling (even if unexpected) netminding, there are a handful of NHL teams that are salivating at the prospect of simply getting a decent start or two out of their st...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  13. Ramblings: Alfie's contract, Drouin's future, Ference's leadershi...

    Scott Burnside

    DENVER -- You've no doubt read my colleague Pierre LeBrun's popular "rumblings" blog. Well, this is more a rambling than a rumbling. To whit: Cheat deals: Like most people, we're fascinated to see how the Daniel Alfredsson experiment turns out in ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  14. The frenzy was kind of freaky this time

    Scott Burnside

    We often describe the first day of free agency as a frenzy. Guess what? Friday, they finally got the frenzy part right. From the moment the marketplace officially opened at noon ET, there was a non-stop acquisition of horseflesh from virtual...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Need to know: Wild still have work to do

    Scott Burnside

    So, maybe we were a bit hasty in assuming the Minnesota Wild were locks to make the playoffs. After a lackluster 4-1 loss Sunday night to the lowly Calgary Flames, the Wild woke up Monday to find that they'd sunk into a tie with the Columbus Blue...

    Blog | April 22, 2013