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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. NHL -- LeBrun: Hard-working Columbus Blue Jackets going in right ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    A new work ethic has the Blue Jackets threatening for a playoff spot in the East, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  4. Big signings Clarkson, Horton in different worlds

    Pierre LeBrun

    Circle back to July 5 and two of the names who led most peoples' free-agent headlines were power forwards David Clarkson and Nathan Horton, both signed to similar seven-year deals worth around $37 million apiece. They were mega-investments. But in...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  5. Sochi Olympics: Ladd, Eberle, Bob want in

    Pierre LeBrun

    It tells you a lot about the progression of Andrew Ladd's career that he was invited to Canada's Olympic camp last month. The Winnipeg Jets' captain continues to push his game to new heights and really turned heads with his game last season. "I...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Wild a win away from reaching postseason

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Minnesota Wild didn't get any help on the scoreboard Thursday night with both the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets winning. So Friday night's game with the Edmonton Oilers does indeed matter, the Wild needing a victory to clinch the...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  8. Wings far from ready to sit out playoffs

    Pierre LeBrun

    Not on Z's watch. Those were Dan Cleary's words Tuesday when discussing how badly the Detroit Red Wings want to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time in 22 seasons. It just can't happen in Henrik Zetterberg's first tour of duty wearing ...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  9. After turnaround, don't count Blue Jackets out

    Pierre LeBrun

    It was some time in late February -- he can't remember exactly when -- his team languishing with only five wins in the opening 19 or 20 games of this season, when Todd Richards phoned old pal Claude Noel. The two had coached together at AHL Milwau...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  10. Rumblings: Jagr status still in limbo

    Pierre LeBrun

    On the Jaromir Jagr front, it was still unclear as of Monday afternoon what will transpire. The Dallas Stars approached the Jagr camp three weeks ago about a contract extension, and the two sides have gone back and forth since. But still no contract ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  11. NHL governors approve realignment

    Pierre LeBrun

    NHL owners have made it official: The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets are heading east, as realignment was approved.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  12. Canucks, Jackets going in opposite directions

    Pierre LeBrun

    Well, we had warned hockey fans that a short, compacted season would be full of surprises, and to expect the unexpected. But if we told you before the puck dropped this season that a midseason matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Columbus Blu...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  13. NHL realignment proposal adds playoff wild cards, drops league to...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL is proposing a new realignment plan which would feature playoff wild-card spots plus see the league go from six divisions to four.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  14. New Jackets GM Kekalainen gets his shot

    Pierre LeBrun

    Jarmo Kekalainen finally gets his chance. The Finnish hockey executive, who spent time bolstering the lineups of the Ottawa Senators and St. Louis Blues with sharp drafting, became the first European-born GM in NHL history when the Columbus Blue J...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  15. Things to know: Retribution for Torres hit

    Pierre LeBrun

    My remote needed new batteries after flicking around a dozen games last night. Here's what I retained: • In Glendale, Ariz., the hockey code was in full force. Coyotes winger Raffi Torres had to answer the bell for his vicious hit on ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  16. 2012 NHL free agency -- Columbus Blue Jackets sign Nick Foligno ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Blue Jackets have signed winger Nick Foligno to a three-year deal worth $9.25 million, the team said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2012