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  1. 2014-15 NHL season preview -- Predicting the league's award winne...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pierre LeBrun offers up his predictions for the NHL's major awards in 2014-15, including two trophies for Steven Stamkos.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  2. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Sweden leans on Henrik Lundqvist as injurie...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Injuries continue to pile up and Sweden's gold-medal hopes now rest on the shoulders of goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who stood tall in a shutout of the dangerous Swiss team, Pierre LeBrun writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  3. Rumblings: Biron's decision, Oilers' options

    Pierre LeBrun

    Martin Biron was en route home to Buffalo when we caught up on the phone Tuesday afternoon. The trek had already allowed him to do some self-analysis and certainly some decompressing. "I'm going to take a couple of days to think about things befor...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  4. Rumblings: Trade talk is heating up

    Pierre LeBrun

    For as much as Brian Burke has long maintained that the trade deadline is overrated in terms of a time of year to improve your team, draft week has been an altogether different beast for the veteran GM. No need to look further than the way Burke m...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  5. Source: Washington Capitals set to sign Nicklas Backstrom to cont...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Washington Capitals are set to announce a contract extension for star center Nicklas Backstrom, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2010
  6. Washington Capitals Tomas Fleischmann just having some fun

    Pierre LeBrun

    Sometimes overcoming a healthy dose of adversity is exactly what we need. Such was the case for Tomas Fleischmann.

    Blog | Conversation | November 19, 2009
  7. Pierre LeBrun: Washington Capitals finally show us playoff-worthy...

    Pierre LeBrun

    On Day 6 of the NHL playoffs, the Washington Capitals finally played postseason hockey.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2009
  8. Instant analysis: Wild lock up Backstrom at decent rate -- NHL tr...

    Pierre LeBrun

    As we first told you around 11:45 a.m. ET, a big name was removed from the NHL trade market Tuesday when the Minnesota Wild signed star goalie Niklas Backstrom to a four-year, $24 million extension. The team will officially announce the signing at a ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2009
  9. Boyle gets his due … and a visit with the other Backstrom

    Pierre LeBrun

    Finally, Dan Boyle got his due. The 11-year NHL veteran, among the league's top defensemen for at least half that time, was selected to play in the All-Star Game for the first time. "You know what, I had been in this situation before, where I had...

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2009
  10. Backstrom, Capitals pumped for tonight's tilt vs. Philly

    Pierre LeBrun

    The phone rings and we answer. "It's Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals," the voice at the other end says. Interesting phone etiquette, we think to ourselves. Very polite. We couldn't remember the last time a player identified himself on the ph...

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2009
  11. QOTW answers: Backstrom, Lundqvist, Thomas getting your early Vez...

    Pierre LeBrun

    With Martin Brodeur and Roberto Luongo out with injuries, we asked the ESPN.com puckheads to come up with their Vezina Trophy contenders for this season. Here are their answers.

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2008