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  1. Should coaches be more accountable?

    Pierre LeBrun

    It's a guarantee John Scott will be suspended, but just for how many games will depend on how ugly the NHL feels his hit to the head on Loui Eriksson was in Wednesday night's game. A closer look at the video and it's not clear whether the hit was ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  2. Penguins' power play brings deal closer

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEW YORK -- The players emerged from the room around midnight and scurried down the hotel escalator past reporters, unwilling to share much, if anything. The smiles on some of their faces, however, suggested it wasn't a bad day at all. As one p...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  3. Penguins' power play brings deal closer

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEW YORK -- The players emerged from the room around midnight and scurried down the hotel escalator past reporters, unwilling to share much, if anything. The smiles on some of their faces, however, suggested it wasn't a bad day at all. As one p...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  4. Tune out the noise, we're closer to a deal

    Pierre LeBrun

    Ah, Thanksgiving Thursday in the U.S. A chance for the NHL and NHL Players' Association to take a deep breath and exhale after all the drama that ensued Wednesday on the labor front. For all the rhetoric and posturing from both sides Wednesda...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  5. NHL season hangs on union's response

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- The NHL and NHLPA will meet Thursday in the so-called center of the hockey universe, where it's hoped steps are taken to get closer to the league playing again. How the NHLPA responds to the league's newest offer will have a critical im...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  6. This is how we get closer to a deal

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL and NHL Players' Association resume bargaining talks Wednesday and Thursday in New York, but once again the main agenda is filled with secondary, non-core economic issues. It's a continuation of the talks that ended last Tuesday, items suc...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  7. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Phoenix Coyotes could be getting clo...

    Pierre LeBrun

    A deal to keep the Coyotes in Phoenix appears to be on the horizon, according to top-ranking executive Mike Nealy, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  8. 2011 Stanley Cup finals: Vancouver Canucks are making believers o...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Three wins from a first-ever Stanley Cup for their beloved Vancouver Canucks, fans in these parts are displaying the kind of pride and passion that's at a feverish pitch for a market that had a loser mentality for years.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  9. Weekend wrap: Trade talk heats up, Jagr up for NHL return, Herita...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Trade talk is finally on the uptick in the NHL, several GMs told ESPN.com Saturday, but there still is the sense most transactions will drag out until closer to the Feb. 28 deadline. As always. "The chatter has picked up tremendously," a Western C...

    Blog | February 05, 2011
  10. Gonchar, Guerin inch closer to FA market

    Pierre LeBrun

    It would appear one of the NHL's most prolific offensive defensemen of this era is headed to the free-agent market.Sergei Gonchar, coming off his ninth career 50-point season, had nothing going with the Pittsburgh Penguins as of Wednesday aftern...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  11. Gonchar, Guerin inch closer to FA market

    Pierre LeBrun

    It would appear one of the NHL's most prolific offensive defensemen of this era is headed to the free-agent market.Sergei Gonchar, coming off his ninth career 50-point season, had nothing going with the Pittsburgh Penguins as of Wednesday aftern...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  12. 2010 NHL free agency: Sergei Gonchar inches closer to free-agent ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    It would appear one of the NHL's most prolific offensive defensemen of this era is headed to the free-agent market. Sergei Gonchar, coming off his ninth career 50-point season, had nothing going with the Pittsburgh Penguins as of Wednesday afternoon...

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  13. Cup finals breakdown: Chicago Blackhawks versus Philadelphia Flye...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Another upset this postseason for the Flyers? Pierre LeBrun doesn't think so, but this Chicago-Philly series could be closer than some would like to think.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  14. NHLPA closer to endorsing proposed head-shot rule

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL Players' Association is one step closer to endorsing a proposed head shot rule the NHL is urgently trying to put into place for the end of the season.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2010
  15. We're getting closer to NHL draft time ... and the trade denials ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Rumor Central Get all of the latest trade talk and free-agency buzz right here at Rumor Central. • Rumor Central MONTREAL -- We're three hours away from the draft. The latest: • One rumor had Atlanta shopping goalie Kari ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2009
  16. Checking in from Detroit: Marian Hossa one game closer to elusive...

    Pierre LeBrun

    DETROIT -- Marian Hossa is one win away from telling the world he made the right decision. Or two losses away from being second-guessed by everyone in hockey. "He's a man, he made a decision," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said Sunday. "I think he's...

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2009