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  1. Board of governors: What's next step in NHL expansion?

    Pierre LeBrun

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The NHL insisted in the week leading up to the board of governors meeting that there would be no big proclamation that the expansion process has officially begun. But a little expansion tease? You bet! NHL commissioner Gary...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  2. NHL -- LeBrun: Gary Bettman addresses expansion, outdoor games, O...

    Pierre LeBrun

    With the NHL devoid at the moment of the fires the commissioner is used to putting out and basking in the glow of winning big at the Sports Business Awards this week, Gary Bettman takes time to look at what's next for the league, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  3. Can mediation work this time around?

    Pierre LeBrun

    Can mediation work this time around? It certainly didn't in early February 2005 when the NHL and NHL Players' Association sat down with mediators in an experiment that went absolutely nowhere, as the season was canceled a few days later. Of cou...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  4. 2012 lockout -- NHL, players' association agree to mediation

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL's stalled labor impasse has gone a new route, the league and NHL Players' Association agreeing to meet with a mediator.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  5. Whitney: NHL behaving like 'bullies'

    Pierre LeBrun

    Ray Whitney wonders where to begin. A veteran of four NHL work stoppages -- three owners' lockouts and one players' strike -- the 40-year-old winger has seen this same old movie too many times. "We have to stop the cycle of work stoppages," Whi...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  6. Mediator won't be brought in just yet

    Pierre LeBrun

    One of the most popular questions from fans these days is whether the use of a mediator could help dislodge the stalemate plaguing NHL labor talks. As such, I reached out to U.S. federal mediator George H. Cohen to seek his opinion on the state of...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  7. Get ready for the NHL labor rumble

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Everybody take a deep breath. It's about to get quite interesting on the business side of hockey. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and his counterpart, NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr, both confirmed Wednesday ...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  8. Weekend rumblings: Realignment concerns, Parise's contract talks ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Lou Lamoriello doesn't sound awfully enamored with the NHL's realignment plan for next season, although he stopped short of saying he was one of the four "No" votes when the Board of Governors passed it in Pebble Beach. Clearly the new schedule ma...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  9. Rumblings: Ducks' next move, Miller's future in Buffalo, labor de...

    Pierre LeBrun

    So, what now for the reeling Anaheim Ducks? Ducks general manager Bob Murray was slated to take in the Islanders-Sabres game in Buffalo on Tuesday night after spending the weekend in Syracuse, N.Y., for pro scout meetings. The hockey world awai...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  10. Rumblings: Lucic-Miller fallout, Preds' plans for Suter, Fehr on ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier told ESPN.com via text Monday night that he hopes to bring up goaltender protection as a topic for Tuesday's GMs meeting in the wake of losing Ryan Miller to a concussion following a collision with Boston's M...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  11. 2011-12 NHL season preview - Can parties reach a deal on the coll...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The ABCs of a new CBA are complex. But we know the desire to get a deal done is strong -- if the parties can work through serious issues.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011