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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. NHL comes to Colin Campbell's defense over e-mails

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL defended Colin Campbell on Monday in the wake of 3-year-old e-mails which surfaced and quoted the league's disciplinarian saying unflattering things about players as well as former referee Dean Warren.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2010
  13. Plenty of questions around Pens' defense

    Pierre LeBrun

    Four and a half years ago, Michel Therrien stood behind the podium after another loss by the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins and delivered one of the best postgame tirades in NHL history. If you don't remember it, here it is. My favorite moment ...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  14. Plenty of questions around Pens' defense

    Pierre LeBrun

    Four and a half years ago, Michel Therrien stood behind the podium after another loss by the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins and delivered one of the best postgame tirades in NHL history. If you don't remember it, here it is. My favorite moment ...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  15. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard looking to put...

    Pierre LeBrun

    DETROIT -- Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was asked Monday whether rookie goalie Jimmy Howard's teammates had left him out to dry in Sunday's Game 2. "I think it comes back to the same theme," Babcock said. "A big part of playing defense is not turnin...

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2010
  16. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Last word from Preds-Hawks: Chicago's D and ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    CHICAGO -- Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith were reunited as the top defense pairing for the Blackhawks and predictably played a ton, Keith clocked in at 24:05 and Seabrook 22:19. "When we were put back together yesterday [at practice], we both went ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2010