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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. 'Miracle' is expectation 34 years later

    Scott Burnside

    Some people think there was only one hockey game played in the 1980 Olympics: the U.S. versus the Soviet Union. Many think that game -- the one that gave rise to "The Miracle" moniker, movies and mythology -- was the gold-medal game. Most think...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  4. NHL - 100 things you need to know heading into Sochi Olympics

    Scott Burnside

    Will Sidney Crosby's star again? And will Jonathan Quick lead the charge for the U.S.? We've got questions (lots!) as Sochi approaches.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  5. No big-ice excuses for U.S. GM Poile

    Scott Burnside

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- If you received a dime for every time you heard either Canadian or American Olympic officials talk about the importance of adjusting to the big ice surface in Sochi, you would end up a wealthy person. But U.S. GM David Poile made...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  6. U.S. camp: Injuries, medals and scouting

    Scott Burnside

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Injuries are always going to play havoc with the selection of Olympic rosters no matter which country is involved, but the U.S. management team will be paying close attention to the health of center Ryan Kesler. When he's been healt...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  7. 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
  8. NHL -- Paul Martin of New Jersey Devils hopes 2010 Olympics dream...

    Scott Burnside

    He doesn't even bother now to temper the congratulations from family and friends with an explanation of what might or might not be. Why explain the uncertainty, the gut-wrenching decision that may lurk down the road? So, Paul Martin graciously acce...

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2010
  9. Canada camp, Day 3: Coaching staff shakes up lines, defensive pai...

    Scott Burnside

    CALGARY, Alberta -- There were some new line pairings Wednesday during Day 3 of the Canadian Olympic orientation camp. Here are the combos from the day's practices: Forwards (Group I) Rick Nash-Sidney Crosby-Martin St. Louis Jonathan Toews-Mike Ri...

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2009
  10. Team Canada hopeful Martin St. Louis looking to make up for disma...

    Scott Burnside

    CALGARY, Alberta -- Tampa Bay forward Martin St. Louis' resume is as fat as they come, with a Stanley Cup ring, Hart Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award. He was also a member of Canada's 2004 World Cup of Hockey team and the ill-fated 20...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2009
  11. Some early line combinations used during Day 1 of Canadian Olympi...

    Scott Burnside

    CALGARY, Alberta -- Checking in again from the opening day of the Canadian Olympic orientation camp, where players took part in their first scrimmages tonight. Here are a few of the line combinations and defense pairings that were being used: Rick ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2009
  12. Politics are ever-present in Team Canada's 2010 coaching staff

    Scott Burnside

    Why was Jacques Lemaire part of the 2010 Team Canada coaching staff? Because it was incumbent on Steve Yzerman to add a qualified coach who was also French-Canadian.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2009
  13. NHL - Taking league's temperature at halfway point

    Scott Burnside

    Scott Burnside offers up his midseason report on the NHL, including teams and players who sputtered out of the gate and some who have stepped up in a big way.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  14. NHL - Nashville Predators' phenom Seth Jones finding way home

    Scott Burnside

    Predators rookie phenom getting a little help at home.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  15. 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