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  1. NHL -- Pierre LeBrun: Vancouver Canucks fire GM Mike Gillis to sa...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Firing GM Mike Gillis was mostly as a business decision by the Aquilini family, needing to hand Vancouver fans a scalp to stop the downward plunge of the Canucks brand, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  2. GMs praise moves by Blues, Habs, Wild

    Pierre LeBrun

    The St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild tallied the most mentions in an unscientific poll of NHL general managers who were asked which clubs impressed them the most with their trade deadline moves. The Blues were the most cited ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  3. Will Sabres' rebuild include Ryan Miller?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The word "whirlwind" pretty much sums up Tim Murray's first two weeks at the helm of the Buffalo Sabres. The new general manager has been criss-crossing the continent scouting prospects, meeting staff and just getting a handle on the operation he's t...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  4. Rumblings: Video replay, trade market for Vanek, Moulson and more...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Detroit's off-the-mesh goal last Saturday against Los Angeles was the final piece of evidence in guaranteeing that general managers will discuss expanding video review at the March meeting in Boca Raton. The goal should never have counted but curr...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  5. Jonas Hiller of Anaheim Ducks will not be traded, GM says

    Pierre LeBrun

    Trade rumors have swirled around Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller dating back to last summer, but Ducks general manager Bob Murray wants to make one thing clear: the Swiss netminder is staying put.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  6. Montreal Canadiens assistant GM Rick Dudley signs extension after...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Buffalo Sabres contacted the Montreal Canadiens about speaking with Rick Dudley for their general manager search but instead, the veteran hockey man has agreed to a new extension to stay put with the Habs as assistant GM.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  7. Oilers' goalie competition heating up

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Edmonton Oilers signing goalie Ilya Bryzgalov 10 days ago seems to have spurred on Devan Dubnyk's best stretch of the season. Coincidence? "We've talked about it," Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish told ESPN.com Monday. "Could it have ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  8. GMs meeting: Overtime, fighting hot topics

    Pierre LeBrun

    As expected, the NHL's one-day general managers meeting was more about setting the table for the bigger gathering in March, but there was momentum created on one issue: overtime. Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland's long-desired wish to extend the r...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  9. Rumblings: GMs likely to address fightning

    Pierre LeBrun

    There was likely to be a fighting discussion at next week's NHL general managers meeting in Toronto, but the mini-brawl Friday night in Philadelphia probably cemented it. While nothing is finalized yet in terms of what GMs will discuss with the le...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  10. Blues making room for Brenden Morrow

    Pierre LeBrun

    Brenden Morrow's decision to choose St. Louis over a handful of suitors should surprise no one, given his ties with the coach and general manager from their Dallas days. Morrow visited the Blues last Thursday to speak with GM Doug Armstrong, coac...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  11. 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs -- San Jose Sharks' Raffi Torres won't ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Raffi Torres, who was suspended for the rest of San Jose's second-round playoff series against Los Angeles, has decided not to appeal, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson announced Friday in a detailed statement.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  12. Never too early for LeBrun's awards

    Pierre LeBrun

    In about a week, I will fill out my official NHL awards ballot as a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The PHWA votes on the Hart Trophy as well as the Norris, Calder and Selke. The NHL's 30 general managers vote on the Vezina...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  13. Sidney Crosby has no concussion symptoms, according to Pittsburgh...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Pittsburgh Penguins refuted rumors Thursday that superstar captain was suffering from concussion symptoms.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  14. Rumblings: GM meetings firing up rumors

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- The NHL's 30 general managers gather here Wednesday, exactly two weeks before the trade deadline. It's a chance to push along some conversations that need to go to the next level. The signing of Corey Perry by the Anaheim Ducks certa...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  15. Ottawa Senators' Milan Michalek to have knee repaired

    Pierre LeBrun

    The hits keep on coming for the Ottawa Senators, whose first-line winger Milan Michalek was in New York on Tuesday to have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  16. Steve Yzerman back working for gold

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEW YORK -- Watching his Tampa Bay Lightning players go through their morning skate drills Thursday at Madison Square Garden, general manager Steve Yzerman was puzzled at first when this ESPN.com hockey writer wished him a happy third anniversary. ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013