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  1. Caps deciding if Braden Holtby is the future

    Pierre LeBrun

    Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby is having a nice bounce-back season and the timing is perfect given that his deal is up. Mind you, he's a restricted free agent July 1, not an unrestricted free agent, so there isn't much drama at play here...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  2. Leafs need to learn from Caps' old mistakes

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- It is fitting, in many ways, that the Toronto Maple Leafs open the post-Randy Carlyle era Wednesday night versus the Washington Capitals. The Leafs can look no further than the visitors at the Air Canada Centre as an example of a club t...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  3. Toronto Maple Leafs fire Randy Carlyle as coach

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Randy Carlyle, the club announced Tuesday morning.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  4. NHL -- We predict who's in and who's out of the playoffs

    Pierre LeBrun

    We're at the Christmas break, so it's time to figure out who's the upper crust and who's toast when it comes to the playoffs, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  5. 2014-15 NHL season preview -- Five players who could be traded

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pierre LeBrun looks at five players who could be traded during the 2014-15 season, including Capitals defenseman Mike Greene and Leafs goalie James Reimer.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  6. 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
  7. George McPhee, Ray Shero refreshed and ready to be back in game

    Pierre LeBrun

    For the first time in what feels like a lifetime, two of hockey's most respected hockey minds are on the sidelines as the NHL regular season sits just one week away. It's a foreign feeling, to say the least, for George McPhee and Ray Shero -- the ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  8. World Cup plans being finalized; Olympics still a discussion

    Pierre LeBrun

    The expectation back in June was that the NHL and NHL Players' Association would have some kind of World Cup announcement by the end of summer, but that's going to wait a bit longer. Both sides have an understanding that they will wait to get more...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  9. Rumblings: West gets even tougher

    Pierre LeBrun

    The West was best yet again this past season, and it just got even tougher. "It's crazy, really," one Western Conference GM mused Tuesday night as we talked about all the moves strengthening Western clubs. Jason Spezza, Jarome Iginla, Brad Rich...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  10. Washington Capitals consider Barry Trotz front-runner for coachin...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Talks are intensifying between Barry Trotz and the Capitals to get the former Nashville Predators coach behind the bench in Washington, a source tells ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2014
  11. Rumblings: GM searches, Wayne Gretzky rumors and Ryan Miller's fu...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The offseason activity is beginning to pick up around the league as the games wind down. We made a few phone calls Wednesday to catch up on a few interesting situations around the league: Now that Jim Benning was officially announced as Canucks G...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Rumblings: Decision time for bubble teams

    Pierre LeBrun

    We lead our blog for the second day in a row with a bubble team that's in a tough spot: the Nashville Predators. Just four points out of a playoff spot on Friday morning, do they pull the plug or keep up the fight? Enter veteran GM David Poile....

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  15. Rumblings: Market for goalies, countdown to Ryan O'Reilly decisio...

    Pierre LeBrun

    In a perfect world, the Devan Dubnyk trade is the type of move Nashville Predators GM David Poile would have made at least a month ago. But the NHL this season is far from a perfect world with the salary-cap crunch handcuffing so many possible tra...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  16. NHL - Handing out the midseason awards

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pierre LeBrun hands out ESPN.com's midseason awards, including a no-brainer for MVP and crowded fields in the Vezina and Jack Adams races.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014