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  1. Jets increase playoff odds by adding Jiri Tlusty

    Scott Burnside

    The Winnipeg Jets' addition of skilled forward Jiri Tlusty from Carolina is the second significant move by Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff in the past two weeks. The Winnipeg GM was basically forced to trade star winger Evander Kane after a fallin...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  2. NHL -- Edmonton Oilers' options at March 2 trade deadline

    Scott Burnside

    Another forgettable season in Edmonton won't spell big changes at the trade deadline, but could lead to the end of Craig MacTavish's run as general manager, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2015
  3. NHL -- Anaheim Ducks' options at March 2 trade deadline

    Scott Burnside

    Anything less than a deep playoff run will be disappointing for Anaheim, so look for the banged-up Ducks to seek help on defense and perhaps elsewhere, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2015
  4. NHL -- Can Los Angeles Kings flip the switch again?

    Scott Burnside

    More than midway through this season, the Kings are confronting questions about their own identity and their future, Scott Burnside writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2015
  5. NHL -- Paul Maurice gives Winnipeg Jets reason to smile

    Scott Burnside

    Paul Maurice knows that the work being done isn't about where the Jets end up in April, but where they end up next season and the season beyond -- no matter how enticing the spring of 2015 looks right now, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2015
  6. NHL -- Colorado Avalanche's Erik Johnson leading team's turn arou...

    Scott Burnside

    Erik Johnson's All-Star invitation is a nice acknowledgment of the challenges the Avalanche's defenseman met, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2015
  7. NHL -- Top moments of the calendar year 2014

    Scott Burnside

    Trade-deadline deals, playoff upsets and heartbreak also stood out from the calendar year

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2014
  8. Brian Gionta sees Sabres in playoffs

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- A legion of hockey folks are predicting another train wreck of a season for the Buffalo Sabres. Brian Gionta knows that. He could care less. Further, he thinks his new squad is going to surprise a lot of folks this season. "My...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  9. Stastny addition sets up Blues for playoffs

    Scott Burnside

    After yet another disappointing playoff exit for the Cup-hungry St. Louis Blues, there was a lot of debate about just how they might get over the hump. Or would they ever? The acquisition of netminder Ryan Miller at the 2014 trade deadline at grea...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  10. Devils get offensive help in Cammalleri

    Scott Burnside

    The New Jersey Devils ranked 27th in the NHL in goals per game (2.4) last season, a key reason they missed the playoffs for the second straight year after a surprise run to the 2012 Stanley Cup finals. And for years the Devils have had to steel th...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  11. UFA signing breakdown: Ehrhoff to Pens

    Scott Burnside

    What curious days for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have at times looked a little aimless since firing GM Ray Shero and later head coach Dan Bylsma after blowing a 3-1 second-round playoff series lead to the New York Rangers. Well, adding one of t...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  12. Pens deal James Neal to improve character

    Scott Burnside

    PHILADELPHIA -- In the midst of an offseason of tremendous upheaval, the Pittsburgh Penguins were determined to change the complexion, the character of their team following another disappointing playoff exit. And so it wasn't a complete surprise t...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  13. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup finals: Los Angeles Kings' unique bond del...

    Scott Burnside

    The 2013-14 Kings won the Stanley Cup because they were able to form a unique bond, Scott Burnside writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2014
  14. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup finals: Los Angeles Kings still in control...

    Scott Burnside

    Regardless of the plucky effort from the New York Rangers in extending the Stanley Cup finals, there remains a sense of the inevitable, Scott Burnside writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2014
  15. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup finals: Do the New York Rangers have some ...

    Scott Burnside

    The Rangers got away with one in Game 4, and they'll need more luck and better overall play to put a real scare into the Kings, Scott Burnside writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  16. 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