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  1. Oilers, Canucks must make call on rookies

    Pierre LeBrun

    Leon Draisaitl answers the Edmonton Oiler's most pressing need. The question, however, is whether he's going to fill it this season or next. "Yes, the big question is center and how it all unfolds," Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish told ESPN...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. Mike Richards not content to be Kings' fourth-line center

    Pierre LeBrun

    Mike Richards, it sounds like anyway, kept his word to the Mad Professor. Faced with the possibility of his contract being bought out by the Stanley Cup champions, the 29-year-old Richards vowed to Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi in June that h...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. Why are Canadiens going without captain?

    Pierre LeBrun

    During their visit with us last week in New York for the NHL's Player Tour, it was quite evident that Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban very much desired the chance to be the next captain of the Montreal Canadiens. There is no "C" with more history i...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Brodeur playing the wait game; Schwartz, Blues still doing the da...

    Pierre LeBrun

    As training camps get set to open at the end of next week, the NHL's all-time winningest goalie likely won't be part of one, a reality that Martin Brodeur knew might be a possibility when he decided to enter free agency. "We knew all along we woul...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  6. Pacioretty, Subban looking forward to Bruins rematch

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEW YORK -- Given the handshake line seen around the world last spring, you better believe many players on both the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins knew their first encounter this season was Oct. 16. After a drama-filled seven-game series las...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  7. Stars rising quickly in the loaded West

    Pierre LeBrun

    In a league where one of the most common refrains is that it's next to impossible to acquire top-end centers, Jim Nill picked up Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza just over a year on the job as general manager in Dallas. Mercy. No wonder the Stars ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  8. Nieuwendyk back in NHL, others maybe not

    Pierre LeBrun

    Hall of Famer Joe Nieuwendyk took a full season away from the NHL, although he never stopped watching hockey. But Nieuwendyk needed a year away to recalibrate after being fired as general manager of the Dallas Stars following the 2012-13 season, s...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  9. Will Mike Babcock enter free agency?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The biggest name of the July 2015 UFA class might not be a player. Mike Babcock enters the final year of his deal with the Detroit Red Wings, and the two-time Olympic champion head coach has some decisions to make. Whether that decision is made...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  10. Blues, Ducks pushing to match West's best

    Pierre LeBrun

    We'll take a look at different storylines over the next couple of weeks as camps near, but here are two of the teams that grab my attention right away: the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks. ST. LOUIS BLUES This is an important season for this fr...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  11. Johansen impasse looms over Columbus

    Pierre LeBrun

    Where did the summer go? First day back on the job as I catch up on what I've missed since checking out in early July, and what piques my attention is what's playing out in Columbus. Young franchise center Ryan Johansen remains unsigned as camp...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Rumblings: Blues almost went for more

    Pierre LeBrun

    The St. Louis Blues made quite the splash Tuesday, signing the most coveted center on the unrestricted free-agent market, Paul Stastny. Just imagine had they also traded for Jason Spezza on top of that? That's exactly what the Blues would have ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  14. Rumblings: Options for Iginla and Stastny

    Pierre LeBrun

    Quick evening update before the big day tomorrow: Where will Iggy land? Unless Jarome Iginla takes a pay cut, not sure how the cap-challenged Boston Bruins can re-sign the veteran UFA winger, although never say never. If Iginla does hit the ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  15. Rumblings: Brodeur eager to go on market

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL's all-time winningest netminder was intrigued on the eve of free agency, wondering exactly where he'll end up. "I'm excited and intrigued to see some of the options [that] will be laid out in front of me," Martin Brodeur told ESPN.com on M...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  16. Rumblings: Spezza nixes trade to Predators

    Pierre LeBrun

    PHILADELPHIA -- Perhaps emotionally driven and certainly frustrated, veteran general manager Bryan Murray revealed more than a little after the NHL draft Saturday regarding his failed attempts so far to trade star center Jason Spezza. For starters...

    Blog | June 28, 2014