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  1. Cleary out to make most of precious chance by Wings

    Scott Burnside

    Red Wing sniper Daniel Cleary is making the most of his chance to contribute, emerging as a leading comeback player of the year candidate

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2007
  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. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Los Angeles Kings' Alec Martinez...

    Scott Burnside

    Kings defenseman Alec Martinez is following a steep learning curve at the game's most demanding position, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  4. NHL -- Scott Burnside: Carolina Hurricanes' Manny Malhotra proves...

    Scott Burnside

    Manny Malhotra refused to accept that he couldn't play in the NHL any more, and now he is proving the Vancouver Canucks wrong by contributing to the Carolina Hurricanes' lineup, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2013
  5. Swapping Downie for Talbot is puzzling

    Scott Burnside

    Before the start of the regular season, Steve Downie was chatting with great enthusiasm about being back in NHL competition after a couple of years marked by bad luck and injury. He was on a line with Matt Duchene -- maybe the player who has made the...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  6. NHL - Issues preventing NHL participation in Sochi Olympics

    Scott Burnside

    Assuming that the NHL and its players are able to resolve outstanding issues with the International Olympic Committee and do agree to take part in the Sochi Games, it will be just one part of an evolving international landscape for the league, Scott Burnside writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  7. NHL - End to lockout must come this week

    Scott Burnside

    Scott Burnside still thinks the two sides will reconvene one last time to save a part of this season and bring a merciful end to this exercise in silliness, but he's been wrong before.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  8. Lundqvist among first-time winners

    Scott Burnside

    An interesting dynamic of this year's awards was that each player who won a trophy that was voted on (as opposed to one based on statistical outcomes) was a first-time winner. This includes Henrik Lundqvist, who earned his first Vezina Trophy afte...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  9. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: Philadelphia Flyers Paul Holmgren's on...

    Scott Burnside

    A fiercely competitive player evolved into a daring, independent thinker when Paul Holmgren became the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  10. Trophy Tracker: Calder Trophy

    Scott Burnside

    The league's professional hockey writers have a difficult choice as they try to sort through which first-year player is deserving of this year's Calder Trophy for rookie of the year. Although there are a handful of rookies whose names have come up in...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  11. Trophy Tracker: Latest Calder candidates

    Scott Burnside

    There's been a lot of see-sawing through the first quarter of the NHL season when it comes to the top rookies in the NHL and there are lots of exciting first-year players making significant impacts throughout the league. Don't doubt there will contin...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  12. One more shot: Players trying to come back

    Scott Burnside

    Every year at this time, the air in NHL cities is full of shimmering dust mites. The mites are called hope. Those glittering specks of expectation shine for the likely and the unlikely all the same. They also shine for those players who hope fo...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  13. Paul Martin prepares for new stint with Pens

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- A little over a year ago, we sat with Paul Martin and a group of U.S. Olympic hopefuls in Chicago to chat about the Vancouver Olympics and the 2009-10 season. At one point, the other players began joking with Martin about the electri...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  14. Paul Martin prepares for new stint with Pens

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- A little over a year ago, we sat with Paul Martin and a group of U.S. Olympic hopefuls in Chicago to chat about the Vancouver Olympics and the 2009-10 season. At one point, the other players began joking with Martin about the electri...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  15. Zherdev versus Gagne: Who wins here?

    Scott Burnside

    On a day when New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello wagered more than $100 million and 17 years of his team's existence on Ilya Kovalchuk being "the man," the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning were playing a little player poker, albeit o...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  16. Zherdev versus Gagne: Who wins here?

    Scott Burnside

    On a day when New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello wagered more than $100 million and 17 years of his team's existence on Ilya Kovalchuk being "the man," the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning were playing a little player poker, albeit o...

    Blog | July 19, 2010