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  1. Could Ovechkin pull a Kovalchuk?

    Pierre LeBrun

    We speculated on our podcast Thursday about whether a KHL club might try to lure Alex Ovechkin away from the Washington Capitals, if not this summer, then perhaps over the next few years. It's a similar idea to Ilya Kovalchuk bolting from the New...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  2. Intrigue behind Devils getting leniency

    Pierre LeBrun

    Remember how perplexed we all were back in June 2012 at the NHL draft in Pittsburgh when the Devils used their 29th overall pick instead of finally giving it up as part of their Ilya Kovalchuk cap-circumvention penalty? It was well-played, as it t...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Disputed non-goal opens the door for Team U...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Team USA's thrilling win over Russia might not have happened if an apparent third-period goal for the Russians hadn't been waved off amid controversy, Pierre LeBrun writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014
  4. 2014 Sochi Olympics - 5 things we learned from Team USA's shootou...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Five things we learned from Team USA's thrilling shootout win over Russia.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014
  5. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Russia wakes up to take hockey opener from ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Team Russia had some tense moments during its Olympic opener against Slovenia and has things to work on, but the Russian fans left happy, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  6. KHL prez shouldn't be rushing to judgment

    Pierre LeBrun

    You wonder if Alexander Medvedev is at some point going to realize that silence is a better option. The KHL president's continued criticism of the NHL over the past week, in the wake of Russian star players having to leave his league and head back...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  7. Gonchar: Players might stay in the KHL

    Pierre LeBrun

    Sergei Gonchar plans on returning to Ottawa if there's an NHL season, but he's not so sure about some fellow Russian stars. A month after Alex Ovechkin raised eyebrows by saying he might stay and play in the KHL if he doesn't like the terms of the...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  8. Signings roundup: Thornton, Nash to Davos

    Pierre LeBrun

    Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and a list of other Russian and European NHLers, as expected, have found temporary lockout homes in their home countries. But just where the North American-born stars will end up always provides more intrigue. Eigh...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  9. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: Five storylines for the Stanley Cup fi...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pierre LeBrun takes a look at five storylines to watch in the 2012 Stanley Cup finals.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2012
  10. Devils' run not surprising Lou Lamoriello

    Pierre LeBrun

    Lou Lamoriello was in a talkative mood Friday morning, the phone line burning with his passion for the game, but mostly his passion for his New Jersey Devils. While the conversation began with thoughts on his team showing the experts wrong by reac...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  11. Trophy Tracker: Hart favorites

    Pierre LeBrun

    A month from now, once the regular season concludes, I will sit down to fill out my official NHL ballot for the Hart Trophy, which is voted on by selected members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. My thoughts might change somewhat betw...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  12. Rant answers: Devils, Ducks and All-Stars

    Pierre LeBrun

    Lots of angst this week. God bless you for it. Let's take a look: bflo2balt: Something is rotten in the state of Pegula-ville. The Buffalo Sabres are bad. They are so bad that the love-fest that was the purchase of the team by Terry Pegula has gon...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  13. Rant Answers: Time for Ilya to say adios and one big All-Star snu...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Angry bunch this week, aren't we? More than 800 posts. Wowzers! Let's take a look at a few select: Kaleta3600: Was the fire of Terry Murray really necessary? He's one of the better coaches in the NHL, and it's unfair how the blame for the Kings...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  14. Rant answers: Realignment inequity, Hawks' inept D and Caps' infe...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Realignment reaction dominated the late entries in the weekly Rant Blog, and that's terrific. Most of the reaction from readers actually has been mostly positive, but we did find some negative feedback. Let's take a look: ksitar2727: Dear, L...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  15. Weekend wrap: Trade rumors, including Brad Richards and Chris Phi...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The clock is ticking toward Monday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, and the focus centers more and more on the Los Angeles Kings. Ever since they lost out on Ilya Kovalchuk last summer, the cap room has been there, sitting and waiting to use for a siza...

    Blog | February 26, 2011
  16. Rant answers: Pronger's controversial call, Minny's woes, Atlanta...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The rants were downright terrific again this week, puckheads, even if I don't see eye to eye with many of them. Let's take a look: HisDudenesss: What is wrong with the Minnesota Wild? Their ups and downs are driving me crazy. Every now and again, ...

    Blog | November 30, 2010