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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

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  2. Weekend roundup: More Kovy fallout, Wings' cap issues and Sid-Ovi...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Before all was said and done Thursday, there were two other teams in the running with New Jersey for Ilya Kovalchuk: the St. Louis Blues and the Philadelphia Flyers. Is it just me, or isn't it surprising the Blues were in it? Jeremy Rutherford had th...

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2010
  3. NHL -- Ottawa Senators are getting healthy and finding their way ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    I explained to Bryan Murray that it was time for ESPN.com to give his Ottawa Senators some love, and the veteran GM, perhaps with a hint of sarcasm, welcomed the phone call Monday. "We don't get much, so that'd be good," Murray said. No, the Sens d...

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2010
  4. NHL -- You can't escape talking about the Olympics around Capital...

    Pierre LeBrun

    PITTSBURGH -- With the Vancouver Games just around the corner, the talk in both the Capitals and Penguins' dressing rooms is beginning to pick up on the Olympic front. There are five Olympians on each roster. "We were in Vancouver last week, so you ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  5. NHL -- Mike Green, Sergei Gonchar both game-time decisions for to...

    Pierre LeBrun

    PITTSBURGH -- Tonight's big rematch between the Capitals and Penguins could be missing some big names. Star blueliners Mike Green (undisclosed) of the Caps and Sergei Gonchar (lower body) of the Penguins are both game-time decisions. Gonchar hasn't...

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  6. NHL -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby at the top of hi...

    Pierre LeBrun

    PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby is making a lot of people eat crow these days. You know, the people who said he wasn't a good goal scorer. Second in the NHL with 32 goals in 50 games entering Thursday night's clash with rival Washington, the 22-year-old...

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2010
  7. NHL -- LeBrun on Sergei Gonchar talks, Sheldon Souray's future

    Pierre LeBrun

    We all knew Vancouver would generate headlines this season, with the Olympics being there and all. But this past week's entertainment was something else. First, a fan uses a laser to try to blind Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff on Jan. 9 in V...

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2010
  8. NHL -- LeBrun Blog -- Why are Henrik Lundqvist and New York Range...

    Pierre LeBrun

    I need a ventilator from all your venting. OK, that wasn't that funny. Let's look at the vents I enjoyed the most from this week: jacobsaltiel: Dear Pierre, my three favorite hockey commentators are Mike Boone, Elliotte Friedman and you. I try to ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2009
  9. NHL -- LeBrun Blog -- Game of the Week wrapup: Sidney Crosby, Pit...

    Pierre LeBrun

    They've got most of their injured players back. They're back in the hunt for first place in the Eastern Conference and captain Sidney Crosby is back near the top of the NHL scoring race. Yep, things are where they should be again for the defending S...

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2009
  10. NHL -- LeBrun Blog: Hits to head, Philadelphia Flyers' woes and t...

    Pierre LeBrun

    As always, my friends, you ranted and I listened. There is, in fact, a couch in my home office here in Toronto. I picture you puckheads lying on there and unleashing your hockey angst. We had some good ones again this week: PSUshuvel55: Hey Pierre, ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2009
  11. A safer helmet: An idea whose time has come

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- Somewhere along the line, the mood in the room shifted. It was gradual, it took a long time, but after years of discussing head shots at the NHL general managers meetings, the tone in Wednesday's discussion was different. "It was quite...

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2009
  12. Sergei Gonchar and Marc Savard injuries: How they affect Pittsbur...

    Pierre LeBrun

    And just like that, the picture changed for a pair of Eastern Conference contenders Wednesday with the news the Pittsburgh Penguins had lost their top minute man and the Boston Bruins their top offensive weapon. But just how badly will the injuries ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2009
  13. Pittsburgh Penguins find solid (and cost-conscious) defensive ans...

    Pierre LeBrun

    It was back in June at the NHL awards in Las Vegas when your humble hockey hack ran into Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero after the show. It didn't take long before the conversation centered on Rob Scuderi. Sure, Shero was still basking in the glow ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2009
  14. Biting? Really? Another bizarre chapter added to the Pittsburgh P...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Flyers-Penguins rivalry is one of the best in hockey. And tonight's 5-4 win by Pittsburgh was another dandy. But there's good, hard-nosed, vicious, physical hockey, and then there's just plain idiotic. If it is indeed true that Scott Hartnell bi...

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2009
  15. Our season preview lives! Here are 10 things I want to see in 200...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Ah, the smell of pucks. There's nothing like it. We're inching our way toward the Oct. 1 start of the 2009-10 season, and here today at ESPN.com, we're launching the start of our season preview. Check out Scott Burnside's preview of the Atlantic Div...

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2009
  16. What did NHLers do on their summer vacation? Sidney Crosby, Jonat...

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEW YORK -- Like the first day of school, it's always fun to find out what everyone did over the summer. My ESPN.com colleague Scott Burnside and I wondered what some of the NHL's top stars did during their downtime and we got some interesting answe...

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2009
  17. At the rink, friends, and enemies, will be made at 2010 Winter Ol...

    Pierre LeBrun

    CALGARY, Alberta -- Two playoff seasons, two Philadelphia Flyers-Pittsburgh Penguins series and plenty of jousting between opposing captains Mike Richards and Sidney Crosby. That's all forgotten this week at the Canadian Olympic orientation camp, rig...

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2009