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  1. The Rant Blog: Schedules, fights and realignment angst!

    Pierre LeBrun

    I continue to be amazed at the level of angst among our puckheads in the rant blog. Let's take a look. jlabelle120586: Anyone who is against fighting in the NHL needs to watch the fight between Cam Janssen and Brian McGrattan in the first period ...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  2. Jaromir Jagr considering return to NHL; Detroit Red Wings express...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Jaromir Jagr confirmed to ESPN.com Friday that he's considering a return to the NHL if there's a team willing to take him.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2011
  3. Rant answers: Rangers fans struggle with slump, Red Wings fans ca...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Suddenly, Rangers fans are unhappy and Devils fans are rejoicing over their red-hot team. The hockey world has reversed from the first half of the season. There's a few Red Wings fans that are grumpy, too. Let's take a look: danman9215: The Range...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  4. Your NHL rants answered! Pierre LeBrun weighs in on the Rangers' ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Ah, your venting is easier to take today as I sit here in beautiful Pebble Beach, Calif., and contemplate finding a way to live here permanently. But first, your rants! Fade2black85: How in the world is it that this year, when the Rangers have a dom...

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2009
  5. NHL -- LeBrun Blog -- Minnesota Wild gain safer bet in trade with...

    Pierre LeBrun

    What does it take to make a rare NHL trade in the first quarter of the season? When the Minnesota Wild dealt forward Benoit Pouliot to the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday in exchange for winger Guillaume Latendresse, the salaries swapping rosters were...

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2009
  6. NHL free agency: How will second wave of free agents (Alexei Kova...

    Pierre LeBrun

    I take you back to a conversation I had with an NHL GM this past weekend in Montreal. He was saying that, for the first time in a while, July 1 might be a little quieter than normal and the signings might be spread out over the course of the summer. ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  7. New York Islanders GM Garth Snow keeping No. 1 draft pick plans c...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The New York Islanders know whom they'll take with the first overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft. But the rest of the world won't find out until GM Garth Snow steps up to the podium Friday night in Montreal. "That's right," Snow told ESPN.com on Mond...

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2009
  8. In the doghouse, Sean Avery takes the ice first at Rangers' morni...

    Pierre LeBrun

    WASHINGTON -- First guy on the ice this morning for the Rangers' optional skate at Verizon Center? None other than Sean Avery. The bad boy, who is in coach John Tortorella's doghouse for his lack of discipline in the past two games of the team's ser...

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2009
  9. QOTW answers: Which team will pull off the first-round upset?

    Pierre LeBrun

    We asked our ESPN.com puckheads for the magic pick -- the first-round upset team of their choice. Let's take a look: steeldog89: I love the Blue Jackets. Even thought they didnt win their past two games they played great. If you look at the nashvill...

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2009
  10. Fallout from Luongo injury: Schneider on our radar

    Pierre LeBrun

    Curtis Sanford is first in line to try to stop pucks for the Vancouver Canucks, and he should. But we'd be surprised if call-up Cory Schneider didn't take the most advantage of Roberto Luongo's injury. Schneider, Vancouver's first-round pick in 2004...

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2008