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  1. 2014-15 NHL season preview -- The Los Angeles Kings are hungry fo...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Los Angeles Kings are thinking repeat, looking to become the first back-to-back Cup champs since 1998 and finally inspire talk of a dynasty in the salary cap era, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  2. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: New York Rangers Alain Vigneault...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Rangers coach Alain Vigneault says he always tries to do things his way, and his way has sparked success in New York, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  3. Rumblings: GM meetings firing up rumors

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- The NHL's 30 general managers gather here Wednesday, exactly two weeks before the trade deadline. It's a chance to push along some conversations that need to go to the next level. The signing of Corey Perry by the Anaheim Ducks certa...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  4. Paul MacLean coaching lights-out in Ottawa

    Pierre LeBrun

    There's no higher compliment in this league than an unsolicited comment from opposing teams. Four times this past week while I was in conversation with either a GM or a coach, the name of Paul MacLean came up without prompting. "Can you believe...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  5. CBA negotiations at 'crucial' period

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL and NHL Players' Association are entering a key phase in their CBA impasse. Judging from conversations I've had over the past 24 hours, the next seven to 10 days are seen as "crucial" by some to finding out whether there's a meaningful neg...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  6. Devils' run not surprising Lou Lamoriello

    Pierre LeBrun

    Lou Lamoriello was in a talkative mood Friday morning, the phone line burning with his passion for the game, but mostly his passion for his New Jersey Devils. While the conversation began with thoughts on his team showing the experts wrong by reac...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  7. GMs meetings: CBA fuels uncertainty

    Pierre LeBrun

    A year ago, the anxiety and buzz ahead of the NHL's GMs meeting in the wake of the Zdeno Chara-Max Pacioretty incident was palpable, the hockey world was on edge as head shots once again dominated the conversation. In that emotional setting, the M...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  8. Trade Rumblings: Ruutu, Carter on move?

    Pierre LeBrun

    OTTAWA -- From conversations I've had with teams over the weekend, there's a chance the trade season will get going for real after the All-Star break. One name that could move as early as this week is Tuomo Ruutu, the Carolina Hurricanes forward w...

    Blog | January 29, 2012
  9. Where is Norris talk for Lubomir Visnovsky?

    Pierre LeBrun

    Funny how one player who is vying for the NHL scoring lead among defensemen fails to get his name even mentioned in the conversation for the Norris Trophy. Hey, my top vote goes to Nicklas Lidstrom for a seventh Norris Trophy. But why isn't Lubomi...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  10. Change is good for Roberto Luongo

    Pierre LeBrun

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- No matter how you spin things in these parts, almost every conversation about the Vancouver Canucks gravitates toward Roberto Luongo. His $64 million, 12-year contract kicks in this fall. He has a new goalie coach...

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  11. Change is good for Roberto Luongo

    Pierre LeBrun

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- No matter how you spin things in these parts, almost every conversation about the Vancouver Canucks gravitates toward Roberto Luongo. His $64 million, 12-year contract kicks in this fall. He has a new goalie coach...

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  12. 2010 NHL free agency: Latest on Ellis/Habs talks, Spezza, Kovy, m...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Dan Ellis was still not signed by the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday evening as the clock ticked toward the start of free agency at noon ET on Thursday. "We had an early conversation, but no real numbers yet. I think we're going to talk later to...

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  13. Doan, Coyotes on improbable run to playoffs

    Pierre LeBrun

    I bring you back to an August conversation I had with Shane Doan. The Phoenix Coyotes captain was insisting anyone picking his team to be brutal this season was making a big mistake."As bad as everything you hear about us, we just don't think we...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  14. Doan, Coyotes on improbable run to playoffs

    Pierre LeBrun

    I bring you back to an August conversation I had with Shane Doan. The Phoenix Coyotes captain was insisting anyone picking his team to be brutal this season was making a big mistake."As bad as everything you hear about us, we just don't think we...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  15. Shane Doan, Phoenix Coyotes having their 'we told you so' moment

    Pierre LeBrun

    I bring you back to an August conversation I had with Shane Doan. The Phoenix Coyotes captain was insisting anyone picking his team to be brutal this season was making a big mistake. "As bad as everything you hear about us, we just don't think we're...

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2010
  16. NHL -- LeBrun Blog -- Phoenix Coyotes' success? Look no further t...

    Pierre LeBrun

    I bring you back to a conversation I had in September with Don Maloney. The GM of the Phoenix Coyotes was gauging his team's chances for the season. "Truthfully, when I look at it, it's going to came back down to goaltending," Maloney said at the ti...

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2009