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  1. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Kings magical run is encounterin...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Kings are on a tear reminiscent of their 2012 Stanley Cup run, but injuries on defense are threatening to undermine this year's magic, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  2. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Canada's defense-first mindset delivers win...

    Pierre LeBrun

    With an all-world defensive effort, the Canadians finally put to rest the criticism that they couldn't win on the big ice, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  3. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Defense has Canada set to defend gold after...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Canada's strong defensive play has it in position to defend its gold medal, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  4. 2014 Olympic Games - Canada still has big learning curve on big i...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Adjusting to the big ice is no easy feat, as Canada has depended on its defense to win early games, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  5. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Team-by-team hockey breakdown (Sweden)

    Pierre LeBrun

    Given their strong defense and goaltending and their experience on big ice, the Swedes are a strong bet for Olympic gold, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  6. Dustin Byfuglien moving to familiar spot

    Pierre LeBrun

    Well, well, Big Buff back up front, eh? Bring out the 2010 Stanley Cup Chicago flashbacks. Roberto Luongo may not sleep now for a while, but Dustin Byfuglien is back at forward after playing on defense the past three and a half years. At least ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  7. Notebook: No hangover for the Kings

    Pierre LeBrun

    ST. LOUIS -- The players were loose inside the Kings' dressing room Monday on the eve of their 2013 playoff opener with the Blues. As they begin defense of their Stanley Cup title, the Kings have a quiet confidence about them. It's well-earned....

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  8. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Phoenix Coyotes, like all West winners...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Phoenix Coyotes joined St. Louis, Nashville and Los Angeles in the second round of the playoffs; a fresh-faced group signaling not only a new era in the Western Conference but also a change in style of play.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  9. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietra...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Despite being in only his second season, Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo has picked up where he left off during the season, turning in his steady and reliable game.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  10. Rant answers: Woeful Southeast Division, stagnant Blackhawks' def...

    Pierre LeBrun

    You guys don't disappoint. Another week full of wonderful rants. Let's take a look: WingsFan1993: Pierre, I'm going to do the impossible. I'm going to call out the Wings's OFFENSE. Yeah, I said it. Not the lackluster special teams, not the lack of...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  11. LeBrun: Keith refreshed and recharged

    Pierre LeBrun

    CHICAGO -- It is foolish, of course, to read too much into a training camp scrimmage, let alone the first day. But darn it if Duncan Keith didn't look like the Duncan Keith of old out there Saturday before a sold-out crowd at United Center as the ...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  12. Weekend wrap: Kovalev draws interest, Leafs look for defense, con...

    Pierre LeBrun

    CALGARY, Alberta -- As we get set for the NHL's second outdoor game this season on Sunday, the debate continues as to whether it is one too many. Well if you think that, you better sit down for this: The NHL is privately kicking around the idea of...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  13. Barry Trotz says Preds' stars are underrated

    Pierre LeBrun

    Barry Trotz figures he'll look back someday and shake his head in amazement that he got to coach two studs on defense like Ryan Suter and Shea Weber. Short of pretending it's what Scotty Bowman feels when he reminisces about coaching the Big Three...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  14. Barry Trotz says Preds' stars are underrated

    Pierre LeBrun

    Barry Trotz figures he'll look back someday and shake his head in amazement that he got to coach two studs on defense like Ryan Suter and Shea Weber. Short of pretending it's what Scotty Bowman feels when he reminisces about coaching the Big Three...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  15. Rant answers: Isles' mess, Sharks' defense

    Pierre LeBrun

    Another week, another collection of excellent rants by our ESPN.com puck heads. Let's take a look: Ivesty: Lebrun, When is Stamkos finally going to get the love like Ovi and Crosby? The kid ties Crosby for most goals last year, and is putting up b...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  16. Rant answers: Isles' mess, Sharks' defense

    Pierre LeBrun

    Another week, another collection of excellent rants by our ESPN.com puck heads. Let's take a look: Ivesty: Lebrun, When is Stamkos finally going to get the love like Ovi and Crosby? The kid ties Crosby for most goals last year, and is putting up b...

    Blog | November 24, 2010