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  1. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Do the Montreal Canadiens have a...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Montreal Canadiens have authored some surprising stories this season, but their magic looks to be running out, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  2. 2010 NHL playoffs -- San Jose Sharks head home empty-handed again...

    Pierre LeBrun

    This time, the Sharks can head home without shame, but will they have another chance next season? What this team looks like in 2010-11 is anyone's guess.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2010
  3. NHL - Jamie Benn has golden opportunity to make Team Canada

    Pierre LeBrun

    It's safe to say Jamie Benn wasn't on Team Canada's priority list. But a Sochi sojourn is suddenly looking pretty good.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  4. NHL: Managing ice time for top players will be key this season

    Pierre LeBrun

    Making sure your top lines don't get too much ice time will be key during this shortened season, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  5. Leafs' opening win owes a lot to AHL grads

    Pierre LeBrun

    MONTREAL -- Nazem Kadri was flying. Mike Kostka was the best defenseman on the ice for either team. Ben Scrivens looked right at home. Of course for these three Maple Leafs, it's the middle of their 2012-13 season, the trio having spent the first ...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  6. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: Five teams with best home-ice advantag...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pierre LeBrun reviews five teams with the best home-ice advantage in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2012
  7. Game of the Week: Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks

    Pierre LeBrun

    It's the Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks in ESPN.com's Game of the Week.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2011
  8. Cup champion Bruins won't suffer same free agency fate as Blackha...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Here's the best news of all, perhaps, for Boston Bruins fans: This team won't be blown up the way the Chicago Blackhawks were a year ago. Somewhat dampening the Cup celebration last summer in Chicago was the necessary and painful offseason roster ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  9. Cup finals: Home teams, Marchand's 'hand-washing' and, yes, the p...

    Pierre LeBrun

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The home team is 4-0 in these Stanley Cup finals. Overall, the home team is 15-2 in the Cup finals dating back to 2009. That's a daunting statistic for the Bruins. "It's a best-out-of-three series with Vancouver ...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  10. LeBrun's Game 1 wrap: Canucks win third-period and third-line bat...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The two best teams in the NHL dropped the puck for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in Vancouver on Sunday and here's what we observed from the Canucks' come-from-behind 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks: • The general thinking wa...

    Blog | May 15, 2011
  11. 2011 NHL playoffs: Canucks GM Mike Gillis voices frustration with...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis took center stage on the eve of his team's seventh game with the Blackhawks, expressing his frustration with the officiating in the series.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2011
  12. T.J. Oshie's injury tests Blues' depth

    Pierre LeBrun

    Now we find out if the St. Louis Blues, one the best stories in the NHL early this season, truly are the sum of their parts and not just a team relying on a few key parts. Because right now, they're missing a number of them. T.J. Oshie is the l...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  13. T.J. Oshie's injury tests Blues' depth

    Pierre LeBrun

    Now we find out if the St. Louis Blues, one the best stories in the NHL early this season, truly are the sum of their parts and not just a team relying on a few key parts. Because right now, they're missing a number of them. T.J. Oshie is the l...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  14. Leafs talks heating up; UFA negotiations

    Pierre LeBrun

    Two weeks ago the Toronto Maple Leafs demoted Jeff Finger and his $3.5 million salary to the AHL, which served as an unofficial memo to the remaining 29 teams in the NHL: "We have $4 million in cap room now; make us your best offer." At first, tha...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  15. Leafs talks heating up; UFA negotiations

    Pierre LeBrun

    Two weeks ago the Toronto Maple Leafs demoted Jeff Finger and his $3.5 million salary to the AHL, which served as an unofficial memo to the remaining 29 teams in the NHL: "We have $4 million in cap room now; make us your best offer." At first, tha...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  16. One week in, we have more questions

    Pierre LeBrun

    Just one week into the NHL season and already we had teams under the gun. If there's a team that really needed a win, it was the New Jersey Devils, and they got it the way they know best -- with a Martin Brodeur shutout against Buffalo on Wednesda...

    Blog | October 14, 2010