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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Sharks have some tricky decisions to make

    Pierre LeBrun

    The board of governors gathers next week in Pebble Beach, Calif., and traditionally that's where the league gives teams a clearer projection for where the salary cap might stand for next season. That's going to be of particular interest to the San...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  10. The skinny on who's making the April dance

    Pierre LeBrun

    American Thanksgiving gives us a chance to pause and examine where the NHL season has gone and where it's headed. For some teams, perhaps, it's already too late to dream of the playoffs. Thanks to the website Sports Club Stats, let's have some fun...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  11. Notebook: Goalie trade talk and front-office compensation

    Pierre LeBrun

    Star netminder Pekka Rinne (hip) is scheduled to have an MRI in the next 10 days, which may be the tipping point as to whether the Predators act on a trade for another goalie. If the news is good, perhaps they hold tight given the recent play of 2...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  12. Emery escapes discipline for pummelfest

    Pierre LeBrun

    No supplemental discipline coming for Ray Emery for his fight against Braden Holtby in Friday night's brawl-marred Philadelphia Flyers-Washington Capitals game. The NHL looked at everything, discussed it internally for 24 hours, but there's just noth...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  13. Washington Capitals to host Winter Classic on New Year's Day 2015...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Washington Capitals will finally get to host a Winter Classic as promised three years ago by the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  14. Rumblings: Lecavalier's choice is close

    Pierre LeBrun

    It is very possible, although not quite a guarantee, that Vincent Lecavalier will choose his next team by the end of the day Wednesday. The UFA center, who is allowed to speak with teams earlier than other UFAs because his contract was bought out,...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  15. Letang, Pens talk; Lecavalier makes rounds

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEWARK, N.J. - Quick updates on two big-name situations: Kris Letang's camp and the Pittsburgh Penguins had more dialogue Saturday night, both sides still committed to figuring something out. Not sure whether they'll be able to, but they continue ...

    Blog | June 30, 2013
  16. 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