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  1. NHL -- LeBrun: Brendan Shanahan will be judged by results with Le...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The only thing that matters is what Brendan Shanahan's actually going to do about inheriting a hockey team that's missed the playoffs eight of the past nine seasons, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  2. Please give us Habs-Leafs in the playoffs

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- Dear hockey gods, please arrange for these two teams to play in the playoffs. Pretty please, pretty, pretty, pretty please. A usually dormant Air Canada Centre was alive Saturday night like it rarely is, even the rich corporate dudes...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  3. NHL Winter Classic: This was one for the ages

    Pierre LeBrun

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Winter Classic began as a new, shiny vehicle for the NHL six years ago in snowy Buffalo as a way to reach out to new fans and broaden the scope of hockey in the United States. And it did just that, with the game's best player ...

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2014
  4. Leafs-Habs: Parros injury dims rivalry game

    Pierre LeBrun

    MONTREAL -- A thrill-a-minute hockey game, fueled by early season mistakes and opening night jitters, had the folks at the Bell Centre on the edge of their seats. The NHL's most passionate theater to watch the sport had fans gasping for air, as th...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  5. LeBrun: John Tavares makes case for Hart trophy in dazzling homet...

    Pierre LeBrun

    With a dazzling display in his hometown Thursday, Islanders alternate captain John Tavares made a statement for himself and his team.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  6. NHL: Montreal Canadiens-Toronto Maple Leafs playoff series would ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Maple Leafs and Canadiens last met in the playoffs in 1979. If the two teams meet this year, writes Pierre LeBrun, it would be hockey fandemonium.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2013
  7. Rumblings: Luongo deal fails to launch

    Pierre LeBrun

    In the end, they circled back, as the whole hockey world knew they would. The standoff that began months ago came down to one last hour of dramatic back and forth. The Vancouver Canucks lowered their demands in a Roberto Luongo deal in the final 6...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  8. 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame -- Emotional Mats Sundin honored to be i...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Being the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs is no easy task, writes Pierre LeBrun. But that responsibility didn't seem to hold back Hall of Famer Mats Sundin.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012
  9. Steve Yzerman named general manager of Team Canada for Sochi 2014...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Steve Yzerman is returning to run reigning Olympic champion Team Canada for the 2014 Sochi Games.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  10. 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame -- A look at inductee Joe Nieuwendyk

    Pierre LeBrun

    Joe Nieuwendyk's path to the NHL wasn't a conventional one, but it didn't take long for him to make an impact.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2011
  11. 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame -- A look at inductee Doug Gilmour

    Pierre LeBrun

    Doug Gilmour waited for the NHL to come calling. He then waited for respect. So it should come as no surprise that he had to wait eight years for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  12. Rant answers: Fearing another Caps collapse and more goalie strif...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Another week, another long list of rants to filter through. You puckheads are an angry bunch! Let's take a look: blejays: my rant is about my community of Vancouver continuously ripping on Luongo, regardless if they know hockey or not. don't live...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  13. Weekend wrap: Realignment talks, Brad Richards' value and Sidney ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Few things seem to generate more buzz among hockey fans these days than talk of NHL realignment. A lot of discussion will be had over the next six months or so among NHL governors and league staff with the relocation of Atlanta to Winnipeg. One conce...

    Blog | June 04, 2011
  14. Canada chooses leadership team for world championships

    Pierre LeBrun

    David Nonis, Rob Blake and Bob Murray will run Team Canada's entry at the men's world hockey championships this spring in Slovakia, Hockey Canada announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  15. Dave Nonis staying as Toronto Maple Leafs' vice president of hock...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Toronto Maple Leafs senior vice president of hockey operations Dave Nonis knows the grass isn't always greener, and despite interest in him from the Tampa Bay Lightning for their vacant GM job, he decided to stay put.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2010
  16. Wilson preparing players for Olympic scene

    Pierre LeBrun

    On the eve of the Winter Olympics, Team USA's coach is getting the trash talk from some of his Canadian neighbors.Ron Wilson, who doubles as Toronto Maple Leafs coach, said Wednesday the banter has picked up of late in these parts."People say, &...

    Blog | February 11, 2010