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  1. What to expect when NHL owners meet

    Pierre LeBrun

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The NHL's 30 owners meet Saturday morning, which is customary at All-Star Weekend, with a number of things on the docket to discuss. There will be an update on Las Vegas and the ticket drive, which will kick off next month, and ...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  2. Rumblings: Can Shane Doan imagine leaving Coyotes?

    Pierre LeBrun

    It's almost a foregone conclusion that pending unrestricted free agent center Antoine Vermette will be dealt by the Arizona Coyotes, perhaps as early as the new year, and the club will listen on a number of other players over the next few months, pot...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. NHL expansion to Las Vegas not slam dunk

    Pierre LeBrun

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- As the NHL's governors headed back home Tuesday after two days of meetings, the buzz item clearly was Las Vegas and the potential for expansion there. What's evident in talking to a number of governors is that they need to lear...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  4. Ryan Kesler's worth will be on display against the Kings

    Pierre LeBrun

    These are the games that most aptly explain why the Anaheim Ducks pursued Ryan Kesler for a number of months. Wednesday night at Honda Center brings us a rematch of the last spring's Ducks-Kingsplayoff series, and this time the Battle of SoCal act...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  5. NHL -- LeBrun: Ryan Miller showing how good he still is with Vanc...

    Pierre LeBrun

    With many in the hockey world doubting him, Ryan Miller has moved on to Vancouver and showing he is still a pretty good goaltender, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2014
  6. Dropping the gloves keeps dropping off

    Pierre LeBrun

    When the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers opened the season without heavyweight enforcers, it simply underlined where the game is trending these days. To wit, the total number of fighting majors through Tuesday's games was down 20 perce...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  7. Rumblings: Will Vanek be moved soon?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The New York Islanders have fielded a number of calls on Thomas Vanek in the past day or so and it's possible the star winger could be dealt by Friday's Olympic roster freeze. Far from certain, but possible, a source close to the situation told ES...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  8. Kessel has earned big bucks in Leafs' eyes

    Pierre LeBrun

    MONTREAL -- Before the Maple Leafs were going to throw numbers out at his agents, GM Dave Nonis needed to first hear from Phil Kessel that he wanted to stay in Toronto for a long time. Nonis wanted that commitment, face-to-face, before he was goin...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  9. Rumblings: Blues heavy with defensemen

    Pierre LeBrun

    The St. Louis Blues are a much better team on the back end after the acquisitions of Jay Bouwmeester and Jordan Leopold. But they're a little heavy in the numbers back there, as well, with nine defensemen on the roster. So you can expect the Blue...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  10. Rumblings: Blues, Wings, Jagr and Coyotes

    Pierre LeBrun

    The St. Louis Blues are a much better team on the back end after the acquisitions of Jay Bouwmeester and Jordan Leopold. But they're a little heavy in the numbers back there, as well, with nine defensemen on the roster. So you can expect the Blue...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  11. Did reluctance for Luongo trade cost Burke?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The conspiracy theories will abound about Brian Burke's GM firing Wednesday, but I believe there were a number of factors involved, not just one crystal-clear reason. And despite the denial from Toronto Maple Leafs COO and president Tom Anselmi, I...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  12. Breaking down the league's proposal

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- So what's next? The NHL Players' Association will be in communication via phone with the NHL on Wednesday to seek clarification/question on a number of fronts from the NHL's surprise offer on Tuesday. They will then meet on Thursday ...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  13. Habs' Campoli frustrated by lack of ice time

    Pierre LeBrun

    Montreal blueliner Chris Campoli is slated for unrestricted free agency, and he knows he might be on the move in the next week. "All year we've had a number of defensemen [on the roster], more than I've ever seen in my career, really," Campoli tol...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  14. 2011 Stanley Cup finals: Vancouver Canucks are making believers o...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Three wins from a first-ever Stanley Cup for their beloved Vancouver Canucks, fans in these parts are displaying the kind of pride and passion that's at a feverish pitch for a market that had a loser mentality for years.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  15. A bad season for Alex Ovechkin? Not if you consider the bigger go...

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- There has been so much focus this season on Alex Ovechkin's career-low offensive numbers and so little emphasis on why he's been willing to sacrifice those individual totals. It's all in the eye in the beholder, right? Is Ovechkin ha...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  16. Kris Versteeg eyes fresh start with Flyers

    Pierre LeBrun

    TAMPA, Fla. -- This time, a fresh start meant a new number. Kris Versteeg dumped the old No. 32 he wore in Chicago and Toronto and has gone with No. 10 in Philadelphia. "It was my childhood number," Versteeg said Tuesday morning after his first...

    Blog | February 15, 2011