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  1. Life after Sochi could be struggle for stars

    Pierre LeBrun

    There's certainly an amount of pride attached to the fact that you're an NHL team sending the most Olympians to Sochi. That can only signal that you've got a lot of good players on your team. But there's also the cold reality of what that entai...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  2. Firing likely not surprising to Lindy Ruff

    Pierre LeBrun

    Lindy Ruff was fired Wednesday after almost 16 years behind the Buffalo Sabres' bench, but he likely had a clue this was coming. At least that's how fellow coach Ken Hitchcock felt when it happened to him. The St. Louis Blues coach calls it the pi...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  3. Babcock book leaves no doubts

    Pierre LeBrun

    If you're feeling down on your luck these days, and need a little pick-me-up, Mike Babcock's recently published book called Leave "No Doubt: A Credo for Chasing Your Dreams" is just what the doctor ordered. The 138-page book, which the Detroit Red...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  4. Steve Yzerman named general manager of Team Canada for Sochi 2014...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Steve Yzerman is returning to run reigning Olympic champion Team Canada for the 2014 Sochi Games.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  5. Steve Yzerman remembers Canada's road to Olympic hockey gold

    Pierre LeBrun

    A year after the Olympic hockey tournament began, we catch up with Team Canada's Steve Yzerman.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2011
  6. Weekend roundup: More Kovy fallout, Wings' cap issues and Sid-Ovi...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Before all was said and done Thursday, there were two other teams in the running with New Jersey for Ilya Kovalchuk: the St. Louis Blues and the Philadelphia Flyers. Is it just me, or isn't it surprising the Blues were in it? Jeremy Rutherford had th...

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2010
  7. Jamie Langenbrunner to captain U.S. hockey team

    Pierre LeBrun

    Jamie Langenbrunner was named captain of the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2010
  8. NHL -- San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson no worried about amount of ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Three weeks ago, I was in San Jose for a Ducks-Sharks game and remember thinking half the players on the ice might be possible Olympians. I certainly wasn't far off since the Sharks and Ducks are sending a combined 15 players from their NHL rosters,...

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2010
  9. Ottawa Senators nervous about timing of Daniel Alfredsson's retur...

    Pierre LeBrun

    BOSTON -- I've arrived in Beantown and wasn't disappointed when I saw the ice surface at Fenway Park today. Brilliant. This year's event, the fourth NHL outdoor game, has some Olympic overtones to it with Team Canada announcing its roster Wednesday ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2009
  10. Source: Detroit Red Wings' Mike Babcock to coach Team Canada in 2...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Mike Babcock will be named head coach of Canada's Olympic hockey team, a source confirmed to ESPN.com Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2009
  11. Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals new territory for Detroit Red Wi...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Wings have the experience, they are still the defending champs, they are still the NHL's modern-day dynasty, but they have no more Game 7 experience in the Cup finals than the Pens.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2009
  12. Checking in with the champion Swedes

    Pierre LeBrun

    Russia is the team to beat in Vancouver, according the GM of the defending Olympic hockey champions. "I think the Russians, in my opinion, are fairly heavy favorites," Swedish Olympic team GM Mats Naslund told ESPN.com this week. "But otherwise, I t...

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2009
  13. Steve Yzerman

    Pierre LeBrun

    Look for Hockey Canada to send out an advisory on Friday telling the media to be in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon. Why? Because that's when they'll announce Steve Yzerman as executive director of Team Canada for the 2010 Games.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2008