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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. NHL -- With Paul Martin out of Olympics, waiting game now shifts ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- Paul Martin withdrawing from the 2010 Olympics was a huge loss for Team USA, and the fear now is the Americans could lose another top blueliner in Mike Komisarek. The Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman skated hard in practice Tuesday, and was...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2010
  3. NHL -- Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle has interesti...

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- The NHL's trade market isn't heavy on quality, puck-moving defensemen, and it will be a lot lighter if Tomas Kaberle is not available. Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke repeated once again Sunday that he would not ask the 31-year-old Cze...

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2010
  4. NHL -- Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke gives fans hope

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- People in these parts still remember where they were that day, 18 Januarys ago, when the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Doug Gilmour from the Calgary Flames. It was a franchise-altering blockbuster by former GM Cliff Fletcher that will go d...

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2010
  5. 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
  6. NHL -- Weekend roundup: Lecavalier rumors, Toronto traders and a ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    There was a fresh new wave of Vincent Lecavalier trade rumors last week, with the New York Rangers again linked to the star center. But the owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning wants everyone to know there's absolutely nothing to them. "We have never ta...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2010
  7. NHL -- Reminiscing with Michael Peca about his great NHL career

    Pierre LeBrun

    I have the strangest memory of Michael Peca. It was the 2001 world championships in Hannover, Germany, and Peca was sitting on a hotel bed looking as though the world had crashed down on him. It was pretty close to that. Nearing the end of a yearlon...

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2010
  8. NHL -- Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke can't escape questions ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- As far as impromptu news conferences go, Brian Burke certainly didn't disappoint. The embattled GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs cleared the air on a number of matters Thursday as the pressure intensifies in the NHL's biggest hockey market w...

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2010
  9. NHL -- Your rants answered! Pittsburgh Penguins' power-play woes,...

    Pierre LeBrun

    My word, we are angst-driven puckheads, are we not? Another weekly look at some of your rants: bmc7919: I'm an Oilers fan. Have been all my life. Been through all the highs and lows, but this has to be the lowest point for the team and entire fan ba...

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2010
  10. Day 1 roundup from NHL board of governors meetings

    Pierre LeBrun

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Day 1 of the NHL's board of governors meetings wrapped up after an address from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and director of hockey operations Colin Campbell, and four items grabbed my attention: 1. Bettman told the board th...

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2009
  11. NHL -- LeBrun Blog -- Team USA GM Brian Burke says three spots le...

    Pierre LeBrun

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The U.S. men's Olympic team continued to take shape Monday, and after a four-hour meeting by the management team, the available roster spots are beginning to seriously dwindle. "We're whittling away at a number of decisions,"...

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2009
  12. NHL -- LeBrun Blog -- Boston Bruins fans will no doubt give Phil ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Good thing for Phil Kessel that Boston sports fans don't hold a grudge. Just ask Bill Buckner. Or Roger Clemens. Or Johnny Damon. That Kessel will be booed Saturday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Bruins is a fait accompli. The question...

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2009
  13. Answers to your 'beefs' this week: Leafs fans wants Brian Burke t...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The old timers are wistfully clamoring for the days of ol'. Rangers' fans are hoping Glen Sather gets the ax. People, we're here to sooth your pain.

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2009
  14. 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
  15. NHL -- LeBrun Blog -- Phil Kessel makes dynamite debut for Toront...

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- If first impressions mean anything, welcome to Toronto, Phil Kessel. The 22-year-old star winger was downright dynamite Tuesday night in his Maple Leafs debut, dazzling the home fans with his speed and skill and launching 10 shots on goal...

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2009
  16. Team USA coach Wilson says Colorado Avalanche goalie Craig Anders...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Don't think the coach of the 2010 U.S. Olympic hockey team hasn't noticed what Craig Anderson has done in the opening month of the NHL season. The Colorado Avalanche goalie, not invited to the U.S. orientation camp in August, was named the NHL's firs...

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2009
  17. Save the Leafs' season and make U.S. team? No pressure, Phil Kess...

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- Phil Kessel skated to the net in practice Monday, froze Jonas Gustavsson with a fake shot and dished it off to linemate Matt Stajan, who put it in the back of the net. Just like a riding a bicycle, right? We'll find out Tuesday night aga...

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2009