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  1. Could Ovechkin pull a Kovalchuk?

    Pierre LeBrun

    We speculated on our podcast Thursday about whether a KHL club might try to lure Alex Ovechkin away from the Washington Capitals, if not this summer, then perhaps over the next few years. It's a similar idea to Ilya Kovalchuk bolting from the New...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  2. NHL -- Handing out NHL's individual awards

    Pierre LeBrun

    With just over two weeks remaining in the NHL season, Pierre LeBrun looks at the front-runners for the NHL's individual awards.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2014
  3. Toews gets this nod for Hart, not Ovechkin

    Pierre LeBrun

    Jonathan Toews deserved to have been among the three finalists for the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP. Case closed. I'm not taking any counterarguments. My gavel has come down. The Chicago Blackhawks' captain was the most consistent 200-foot player ...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  4. Never too early for LeBrun's awards

    Pierre LeBrun

    In about a week, I will fill out my official NHL awards ballot as a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The PHWA votes on the Hart Trophy as well as the Norris, Calder and Selke. The NHL's 30 general managers vote on the Vezina...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  5. LeBrun: John Tavares makes case for Hart trophy in dazzling homet...

    Pierre LeBrun

    With a dazzling display in his hometown Thursday, Islanders alternate captain John Tavares made a statement for himself and his team.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  6. NHL: Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin wants to win, but will he ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Can Alex Ovechkin channel his strong desire to win into doing the right things to get there, asks Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  7. KHL prez shouldn't be rushing to judgment

    Pierre LeBrun

    You wonder if Alexander Medvedev is at some point going to realize that silence is a better option. The KHL president's continued criticism of the NHL over the past week, in the wake of Russian star players having to leave his league and head back...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  8. Gonchar: Players might stay in the KHL

    Pierre LeBrun

    Sergei Gonchar plans on returning to Ottawa if there's an NHL season, but he's not so sure about some fellow Russian stars. A month after Alex Ovechkin raised eyebrows by saying he might stay and play in the KHL if he doesn't like the terms of the...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  9. In a battle of will, Sabres trounce Capitals

    Pierre LeBrun

    It was captain on captain. It was hockey's oldest and truest form of will, a one-on-one puck battle. Who wanted it most? Turns out it was Buffalo Sabres winger Jason Pominville, who stole the bouncing disk from Alex Ovechkin at the Washington poin...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  10. Rant answers: Coming down on the Habs

    Pierre LeBrun

    We asked you to rant again this week and you did not disappoint, my friends! Let's take a look: ThePin04: If I could sum up the Habs' season in one word: embarrassing. Oh, wait, do I have to add more in order for it to be considered a rant? OK, h...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  11. 2012 NHL All-Star Game -- Alex Ovechkin of Washington Capitals wi...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has pulled out of the Jan. 29 All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  12. Rant answers: Jackets are terrible, Caps aren't much better

    Pierre LeBrun

    The holidays have not dimmed your anger. Love your rants again this week. Let's take a look: cbj_fan13k: Bluejackets fan, enough said! I have endured 10 frustrating seasons, but this one takes the cake. Not only is the team playing the worst/lazie...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  13. Rick Nash not for sale

    Pierre LeBrun

    Although the Columbus Blue Jackets continue to work the phones looking for a netminder, one name that is not involved in their talks is that of captain Rick Nash. "Not once have I ever brought up his name," Jackets GM Scott Howson told ESPN.com Th...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  14. A bad season for Alex Ovechkin? Not if you consider the bigger go...

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- There has been so much focus this season on Alex Ovechkin's career-low offensive numbers and so little emphasis on why he's been willing to sacrifice those individual totals. It's all in the eye in the beholder, right? Is Ovechkin ha...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  15. Weekend wrap: Premiere Games cut down, Savard not improving, Recc...

    Pierre LeBrun

    And then there were four. The NHL's original plan to have six of its teams open the regular season overseas next season has been downsized to four, sources told ESPN.com Saturday. The Edmonton Oilers and Washington Capitals, part of the origina...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  16. Winter Classic show is honest, entertaining

    Pierre LeBrun

    Alex Ovechkin was underneath Brandon Dubinsky when both players are heard saying, "Good job, buddy. Yeah, good job buddy." And you wondered what players say after a hockey fight, eh? The long-awaited debut of HBO's "24/7 Road to the Winter Clas...

    Blog | December 16, 2010