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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Kovalchuk's decision surprised teammates

    Scott Burnside

    New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene was among those dumbfounded by former Devils sniper Ilya Kovalchuk's decision to retire from the NHL to return to play hockey in his native Russia. "Shocked and surprised," Greene told ESPN.com on Friday. ...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  4. Bylsma eager to test international waters

    Scott Burnside

    NEW YORK -- Dan Bylsma figures there have been a couple of times in his life that he would describe as surreal. The moment he found out he would coach the U.S. hockey team at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, ranks as one of them. "When ...

    Blog | June 29, 2013
  5. 2013 NHL Stanley Cup finals - Burnside - Goalies' stock on the ri...

    Scott Burnside

    With their amazing playoff runs, Corey Crawford and Tuukka Rask may have played themselves into the conversation for Team Canada and Team Finland in Sochi, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 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 - No winning move if lockout continues

    Scott Burnside

    The NHL and the NHLPA might do well do engage in a little history lesson before they continue to totter off down the road toward a war without winners, toward an escalating battle where what or who survives is completely unknown, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  8. Sochi venues getting high praise

    Scott Burnside

    Have to admit that when the 2014 Olympic Games were awarded to the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, we were more than a little skeptical. With little infrastructure in place, the project would take an immense amount of building. And this was Russia, a...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  9. NHL: With wealth of candidates, Brian Burke best to build USA Hoc...

    Scott Burnside

    There is a wealth of qualified candidates to head up USA Hockey for the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, but Brian Burke has proved he is the man for the job, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  10. Scoring won't be a Bryz for Penguins

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has seen more of Ilya Bryzgalov than most of his squad, having been in the Anaheim Ducks organization when Bryzgalov first arrived from Russia. When he first got into coaching as an assistant in Cincinnati...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  11. Pavol Demitra's agent: People drawn to him

    Scott Burnside

    Agent Matt Keator was in Russia three weeks ago visiting with longtime client Pavol Demitra. He watched KHL team Lokomotiv play, had dinner with the team's owner and general manager and said there was a positive buzz around the group. "There wa...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  12. Veteran Alexei Kovalev leaving NHL to play in Kontinental Hockey ...

    Scott Burnside

    Veteran winger Alexei Kovalev has signed a two-year deal to play with Atlant Mytischi of the Kontinental Hockey League.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2011
  13. Washington Capitals have no plans to trade Semyon Varlamov, sourc...

    Scott Burnside

    The Washington Capitals have no plans to trade goalie Semyon Varlamov despite reports of his potential plan to play in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, a source told ESPN.com on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  14. For Canes, it's 'from Russia, with no love'

    Scott Burnside

    Pretty much everything went according to plan with the Carolina Hurricanes' recent historic trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. And if it weren't for actually having to play an exhibition game there, the trip might have been the perfect precursor to the ...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  15. For Canes, it's 'from Russia, with no love'

    Scott Burnside

    Pretty much everything went according to plan with the Carolina Hurricanes' recent historic trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. And if it weren't for actually having to play an exhibition game there, the trip might have been the perfect precursor to the ...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  16. Ex-NHL goalie John Grahame appealing banishment from Russia

    Scott Burnside

    Former NHL goaltender John Grahame, who had his contract terminated in December by his Continental Hockey League team, Avangard Omsk, will return to Moscow on Jan. 14 to appeal, ESPN.com has learned.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2009