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  1. 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
  2. NHL may tweak draft lottery process

    Scott Burnside

    The NHL is looking at adjustments to its draft lottery process that would allow more teams potentially to obtain top draft picks, a source said.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  3. Ramblings: All eyes on Caps' Kuznetsov

    Scott Burnside

    Pressure already on Caps' Kuznetsov It will be interesting to see how Washington head coach Adam Oates employs Evgeny Kuznetsov during the stretch run. The former first-round pick of the Caps (26th overall in 2010) made his NHL debut Monday after mu...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  4. NHL -- Tim Queen illustrates the bonds hockey creates

    Scott Burnside

    A life spent covering a game is a good one and the passing of an old friend offers a chance to reflect on the bonds the hockey world creates, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  5. DiPietro gets a shot with Canes' AHL club

    Scott Burnside

    The door to the NHL hasn't opened wide for former No. 1 draft pick Rick DiPietro, but a professional tryout by the Carolina Hurricanes with their American Hockey League affiliate in Charlotte opens it a crack, and that's a crack that didn't exist las...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  6. First goodbye for Teemu Selanne

    Scott Burnside

    DENVER -- Wednesday was a night of special beginnings for the Colorado Avalanche as they pummeled the Anaheim Ducks 6-1 to give Patrick Roy his first win as an NHL head coach and No. 1 draft pick Nathan MacKinnon picked up two assists in his NHL debu...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  7. Night of firsts for Avs; Penner gets message

    Scott Burnside

    DENVER -- Oct. 2, 2013, will mark a night of firsts for the Colorado Avalanche. It will be the NHL head-coaching debut of Hall of Fame netminder Patrick Roy. It will also mark the first NHL game for June's No. 1 overall draft pick Nathan MacKinnon. ...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  8. NHL - Scott Burnside: 2013-14 may be "Season Of The Kids"

    Scott Burnside

    The anticipation accompanying each the top four draft picks is so palpable, Scott Burnside can taste it..

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  9. 2013 draft: Highs, lows, what-have-yous

    Scott Burnside

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Talk about a blur of humanity. Shortly after 3 p.m. ET Sunday, the Colorado Avalanche made good on their word to pick Halifax star Nathan MacKinnon with the first pick of the NHL draft, and some seven hours later the Chicago Black...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  10. 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs - Burnside - Pens: Is it time for a cha...

    Scott Burnside

    Not that Tomas Vokoun hasn't done everything he has been asked to do, but after Game 1, maybe it's time for the Pens to put Marc-Andre Fleury back between the pipes, writes Scott Burnside

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2013
  11. Neal picks a good time to find his mojo

    Scott Burnside

    OTTAWA -- A crucial fourth game that began with an optimistic bang for the Ottawa Senators ended with an embarrassing whimper. There was something more than a little symmetric about the Penguins' emphatic 7-3 victory in Game 4: A playoff year that...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  12. Need to know: Face it, Flames are cooked

    Scott Burnside

    For the first time, as part of the new CBA every team that does not qualify for the playoffs will have at least a remote shot at "earning" the first overall draft pick in late June. Still, it pays to really stink if you want to maximize your shot at ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  13. NHL - Edmonton Oilers' learning curve a painful path

    Scott Burnside

    The Oilers' 6-0 loss to the Predators was reflective of the challenges facing coach Ralph Krueger and his staff as they try and keep a talent-laden team pointed in some sort of direction, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  14. NHL: Five reasons the St. Louis Blues will still win the Stanley ...

    Scott Burnside

    Scott Burnside is not one to back down from a preseason prediction, even if the team he picked to win it all -- the Blues -- is struggling mightily.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  15. Avs' Johnson staying busy in Minny

    Scott Burnside

    Family, a good skate, lots of hunting and at least a modicum of optimism have kept former No. 1 draft pick Erik Johnson in North America. And while family, a strong clutch of Minnesota-based NHLers and plentiful wild game aren't likely to disappea...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  16. Can change of scenery ignite Brad Boyes?

    Scott Burnside

    There may be no more wacky franchise in the NHL than the New York Islanders. We don't care about the math, offering every draft pick you have in order to move up two spots in the draft, as GM Garth Snow apparently did in an effort to get the No. 2 pi...

    Blog | July 01, 2012