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  1. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: A lack of Olympians seems to be...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Having fewer players at the Olympics than other contenders has paid off for the San Jose Sharks, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  2. Questions abound for Canucks after sweep

    Pierre LeBrun

    It was always going to be the "window" series, two of the Western Conference's long-standing contenders facing off in the first round, with the losers having to face questions about their immediate future. The San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  3. Sharks roster needs a fresh coat of paint

    Pierre LeBrun

    The San Jose Sharks have played the second-most playoff games, behind only Detroit, since 2004, when a nine-year run as a contender began with a trip to the conference finals. Because that run hasn't produced a championship -- although three confe...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  4. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks on di...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Few paths are diverging more than those of these two first-round opponents. The young and upcoming Blues are showing they are legitimate contenders, while the Sharks are possibly staring down a window that's closing on them.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2012
  5. Sharks' early run just part of bigger goal

    Pierre LeBrun

    There are 1,230 games in the regular season, but they don't always measure up. But on Thursday night, two Stanley Cup contenders met at the Shark Tank in a game that could have gone either way and certainly provided full value to the paying public...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  6. Second-round breakdown: San Jose Sharks versus Detroit Red Wings

    Pierre LeBrun

    This will be a hard-fought battle between two Cup contenders, but Pierre LeBrun believes Detroit will edge San Jose in the end.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2011