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  1. Rumblings: Spezza nixes trade to Predators

    Pierre LeBrun

    PHILADELPHIA -- Perhaps emotionally driven and certainly frustrated, veteran general manager Bryan Murray revealed more than a little after the NHL draft Saturday regarding his failed attempts so far to trade star center Jason Spezza. For starters...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  2. Rumblings: Avs want to keep pair; suitors chase Spezza, Kesler, T...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Colorado Avalanche are at an interesting crossroads in their rebirth as a buzzworthy team. They've won back some of their fan base after a surprising and exciting 2013-14 season that saw the team razzle-dazzle its way to a playoff berth. The s...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  3. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: San Jose Sharks loose with Game...

    Pierre LeBrun

    If the San Jose Sharks were nervous about being one loss to the Los Angeles Kings away from becoming only the fourth team in NHL history to blow a 3-0 series lead, it wasn't showing Tuesday, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  4. Sutter being coy heading into Game 3

    Pierre LeBrun

    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter wasn't tipping his hand at Tuesday's morning skate about his lineup or line combinations for Game 3 against the San Jose Sharks. The combinations were all over the place at practice and Kings pl...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  5. NHL - 2014 playoffs: Underdog San Jose Sharks ready to make noise...

    Pierre LeBrun

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For a team that had 111 points in the standings, the San Jose Sharks sure aren't getting a lot of love from prognosticators in their first-round series with the rival Los Angeles Kings. Most people are picking the 2012 champs to b...

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  6. Sharks do it right with Marleau, Thornton

    Pierre LeBrun

    The San Jose Sharks continue to hit home runs when it comes to managing their cap structure, and Friday's contract extensions signed by Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are just the latest example. Give credit to both veteran stars, who obviously ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  7. Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton of San Jose Sharks sign contract...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The San Jose Sharks are making sure two core veteran stars aren't going anywhere this summer, signing Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton to three-year contract extensions Friday.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  8. Sharks have some tricky decisions to make

    Pierre LeBrun

    The board of governors gathers next week in Pebble Beach, Calif., and traditionally that's where the league gives teams a clearer projection for where the salary cap might stand for next season. That's going to be of particular interest to the San...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  9. Hertl's game translating to NHL with ease

    Pierre LeBrun

    Imagine the view if Joe Thornton had been wearing a helmet cam Tuesday night. The San Jose Sharks captain was at the net looking for a rebound when linemate Tomas Hertl beat New York Rangers goalie Martin Biron with a trick shot heard around the w...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  10. Rumblings: Pens test backup; Contract talk for Lundqvist, Thornto...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The loss of Tomas Vokoun for 3 to 6 months leaves the Penguins having to turn to Jeff Zatkoff as their backup goalie behind Marc-Andre Fleury. Zatkoff, who has never played an NHL game, is a 26-year-old former Kings draft pick who has played in th...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  11. Joe Thornton misses Olympic camp

    Pierre LeBrun

    Updated at 4:28 p.m. ET CALGARY, Alberta -- Joe Thornton had to cancel his trip to the Canadian Olympic camp because of a family illness. Thornton's two-month-old son, River, was in the hospital, and Hockey Canada is obviously fully understandi...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs -- Pierre LeBrun reveals favorite p...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Hard hits, harsh words and huge performances: Pierre LeBrun lists his favorite moments from the 2013 NHL playoffs

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  13. Sharks keep Torres in San Jose as well

    Pierre LeBrun

    The San Jose Sharks run a tidy little ship, don't they? A few days after agreeing to a five-year, $30 million contract extension with star center Logan Couture, Sharks GM Doug Wilson inked pending UFA winger Raffi Torres to a three-year, $6 millio...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  14. Sharks somber, but achieved a lot in 2013

    Pierre LeBrun

    LOS ANGELES -- You were in the wrong dressing room here Tuesday night if you were looking for anyone to acknowledge what the San Jose Sharks achieved this season. No, in the visitors' room at Staples Center, there were only looks of despair and he...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  15. Sharks, Kings are beyond pep talks now

    Pierre LeBrun

    LOS ANGELES -- Game 7. It explains itself. No matter how many you've played, it's special unto itself. "If you don't get butterflies, there's something wrong with you," said Los Angeles Kings veteran Justin Williams, who is 3-0 in Game 7s in...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  16. Loose Sharks kicking around an upset

    Pierre LeBrun

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The hooting and hollering was unmistakable in the hallway outside the San Jose Sharks' dressing room before Game 6 Sunday night. The laughter could be heard a mile away. A bunch of goofs kicking around a soccer ball and soundin...

    Blog | May 27, 2013