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  1. 2014-15 NHL season preview -- Five regular-season storylines to w...

    Scott Burnside

    Scott Burnside looks at five big storylines to watch during the 2014-15 season, including imbalance between the conferences, Mike Babcock's contract situation and changes to the NHL's international calendar.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  2. NHL -- Scott Burnside: Questions surround the coaching carousel

    Scott Burnside

    Why would Willie Desjardins opt to coach the Canucks rather than the Penguins? Scott Burnside delves into that, where the Penguins go from here, shrewd moves by the Blue Jackets and Canadiens, and more.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  3. Intensity building ahead of Pens-Rangers

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- We can all pretty much agree that there's nothing quite like a Philadelphia Flyers-Pittsburgh Penguins playoff series. Maybe it's the pheromones, maybe it's the similar zip codes, maybe it's just that the two teams flat-out can't sta...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  4. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vers...

    Scott Burnside

    The last time these two teams met in the playoffs, in the second round in 2008, the Penguins were an emerging force and the Rangers were trying to meld the old of Jaromir Jagr and Brendan Shanahan with the new of Henrik ...

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  5. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Uneven goaltending has become t...

    Scott Burnside

    Spotty goaltending has been a theme so far in the first round of the playoffs for various reasons, but it's a trend that's likely coming to an end, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  6. Pens know they can't take the Jackets' bait

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- One of the characteristics of the Pittsburgh Penguins in recent playoff losses has been the under-the-skin factor. As in, they've let teams get under their skin, fallen out character with retaliatory penalties and become engaged in s...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 2013 NHL playoffs - Burnside: Are the Pittsburgh Penguins choking...

    Scott Burnside

    The Bruins-Penguins series is unfolding much like the 1997 Stanley Cup finals, in which an underrated Detroit team swept Philadelphia, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  11. Simply shocking to see Pens in such peril

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Everything we thought we knew about these Eastern Conference finals and how they might play out has now been blown to smithereens. Kaboom. What we imagined as a potentially classic battle between two deep, experienced, talented, ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL playoffs - Penguins still await Crosby's return

    Scott Burnside

    The Penguins still do not know whether they will be without Sidney Crosby in Wednesday's playoff opener against the New York Islanders, but there's no panic in Pittsburgh, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  13. 2013 NHL playoffs - Burnside: Five reasons Pens are the faves

    Scott Burnside

    The Penguins are more than Sidney Crosby and a dynamic offense, and that is just one of five reasons Scott Burnside cites for Pittsburgh being the favorite going into the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2013
  14. The deadline: Who got better, who got worse?

    Scott Burnside

    A trade deadline day that began at a snail's pace and finished with a great flurry of activity has, like all trade deadlines, the potential to alter the playoff grids in both conferences and perhaps even who hoists the Stanley Cup in late June. Lots ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  15. Crosby-Giroux rivalry off to a cool start

    Scott Burnside

    PHIADELPHIA -- If we accept that the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins enjoy one of the most heated, emotional rivalries in all of pro sport, by extension the competition between the two teams' talented captains is also chock full of emotio...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  16. They don't take away points for ugly

    Scott Burnside

    PHILADELPHIA -- Hockey came home Saturday afternoon. It came home to the familiar chants of "Crosby sucks!" from the largest crowd -- 19,994 -- to ever attend a Philadelphia Flyers regular-season game. It came home to heartfelt thank-yous from ...

    Blog | January 19, 2013