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  1. World Cup plan needs to be nailed down

    Scott Burnside

    LOS ANGELES -- With discussions on a return of the almost forgotten World Cup of Hockey taking longer than anticipated, the next World Cup tournament might take place in the fall of 2016 and could be held in Toronto instead of multiple locations, inc...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Burnside: 5 players carrying the fre...

    Scott Burnside

    Every team has a key player who will be turned to for a big performance during the playoffs. Scott Burnside has picked five.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  3. NHL -- Scott Burnside: Mike Smith is carrying the Phoenix Coyotes...

    Scott Burnside

    The Olympic experience rejuvenated Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, who has carried his team into a desperate battle for a playoff spot, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Backes stands up for Russian stray dogs

    Scott Burnside

    SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. forward David Backes might be hard on opposing players at this Olympic tournament -- we recall at one point during the Russia game on Saturday, Backes seemed to have both hands wrapped around Russian defenseman Fedor Tyutin's th...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  6. Max Pacioretty embracing Olympic moment

    Scott Burnside

    SOCHI, Russia -- Just for a moment, Max Pacioretty thought it was bad. As in, miss the Olympics bad. Pushed awkwardly into the goalpost during the Montreal Canadiens' final pre-Olympic break game, Pacioretty left the ice wondering if he was also l...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  7. 'Miracle' is expectation 34 years later

    Scott Burnside

    Some people think there was only one hockey game played in the 1980 Olympics: the U.S. versus the Soviet Union. Many think that game -- the one that gave rise to "The Miracle" moniker, movies and mythology -- was the gold-medal game. Most think...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  8. NHL -- Drew Doughty is ready to be a leader for Team Canada

    Scott Burnside

    Drew Doughty was just soaking things up when Canada won the gold medal in 2010, but he's evolved from learner to leader, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  9. Sochi Olympics - Olympics will make friends of foes

    Scott Burnside

    The intensity of Wednesday's Capitals-Penguins game forecasts the excitement to come in Sochi where opponents become teammates and teammates become opponents, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2014
  10. Sochi Olympics - No easy answers for Team Canada

    Scott Burnside

    With so many weapons to choose from, how could Team Canada possibly go wrong in selecting its 25-player squad? The truth is that it could go very wrong.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  11. 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
  12. NHL - Nashville Predators' phenom Seth Jones finding way home

    Scott Burnside

    Predators rookie phenom getting a little help at home.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  13. Ramblings: Turkey talk on curses, cursing

    Scott Burnside

    Time for a little Thanksgiving rambling session to help digest the turkey and the NHL holiday schedule. Curses, foiled again: Is there such a thing as an Olympic curse? Paul Martin might think so. A lock to make the U.S. team in Vancouver in 2010...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  14. Stamkos says he'll come back stronger

    Scott Burnside

    Tampa Bay Lightning star winger Steven Stamkos underwent successful surgery to repair a broken tibia on Tuesday. Now comes the grueling effort to get back into shape and stay in consideration for the Canadian Olympic team. Stamkos' general mana...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  15. Canada has questions after Stamkos injury

    Scott Burnside

    TORONTO -- The head of Hockey Canada, Bob Nicholson, said he's not sure how Team Canada will handle Steven Stamkos' injury, although it's not beyond the realm of possibility they could include Stamkos when the Canadian Olympic team is announced in la...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  16. NHL - 100 things you need to know heading into Sochi Olympics

    Scott Burnside

    Will Sidney Crosby's star again? And will Jonathan Quick lead the charge for the U.S.? We've got questions (lots!) as Sochi approaches.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013