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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. Trade hunger varies for Hawks, Flyers, Wings

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL's trade deadline is exactly four weeks from Wednesday. If Stan Bowman had his way, he wouldn't wait until then to make his move(s). But he's in a waiting mode awaiting interested trade partners. "I always find that I'm usually the guy t...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  3. Bolts managing expectations on Lindback

    Pierre LeBrun

    Steve Yzerman stopped this reporter in his tracks halfway through an opening prelude to what was going to be an opening question. When I began to talk about how I felt we might all look back one day and feel that Tampa Bay's acquisition of Anders...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  4. Nicklas Lidstrom making perfect transition

    Pierre LeBrun

    October is upon us. For Nicklas Lidstrom, that's meant only one thing for 20 NHL seasons. It's sinking in more than ever now for the longtime Detroit Red Wings captain that his life has begun a new chapter. "I think it's [hit] home a little bit...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  5. Rumblings: Thomas going on sabbatical?

    Pierre LeBrun

    Tim Thomas might be playing elsewhere next season, or he might not be playing at all. A source told ESPN.com on Thursday that the 38-year-old Boston Bruins netminder was contemplating taking next season off. Which doesn't mean he will, but it's so...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  6. Detroit Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom to retire Thursday

    Pierre LeBrun

    Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom will announce his retirement after 20 NHL seasons at a news conference Thursday afternoon, a source told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  7. 2012 NHL All-Star Game -- Alex Ovechkin of Washington Capitals wi...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has pulled out of the Jan. 29 All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  8. All-Star additions pretty close to reality

    Pierre LeBrun

    As always, the naming of All-Star reserves generates more buzz for the snubs than it does for the actual players who get invited. That's the business we're in, right? Let's make one thing clear off the top, however. Teemu Selanne and Nicklas Li...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  9. Pierre LeBrun makes his awards picks after the first half of the ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Which players lead the awards races after the first half of the season? We make our picks.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  10. All-Star voting: Phil Kessel takes the lead

    Pierre LeBrun

    Fan voting update for the six starters for the Jan. 29 All-Star game: Forwards The weekly All-Star ballot update was announced Tuesday and, lo and behold, we have a new leader among forwards: Phil Kessel with 258,446. The star winger leads the...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  11. Bryan McCabe still waits for deal, while Modano and Selanne decis...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Camps around the NHL open later this week and unsigned veteran blueliner Bryan McCabe could possibly still sitting at home. The 36-year-old unrestricted free agent is hanging out at his South Florida home still pondering his future. "There...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  12. Wings should find out Nicklas Lidstrom's decision next week

    Pierre LeBrun

    Hold your breath, Hockeytown. The Detroit Red Wings should find out Monday or Tuesday whether legendary defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom will be back next season. "Nick Lidstrom and I met Tuesday for a brief meeting," Wings GM Ken Holland told ESPN....

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  13. Brian Rafalski retires ... is Lidstrom next?

    Pierre LeBrun

    Filling the hole left by Brian Rafalski's retirement announcement Wednesday will be big enough. Now, depending on Nicklas Lidstrom's decision, the Detroit Red Wings are hoping they won't have a chasm to fill. "He's going to let me know before the ...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  14. Sharks can find inspiration from Canucks

    Pierre LeBrun

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Two weeks ago, the Vancouver Canucks arrived home facing a Game 7 many people didn't think they were going to win. After blowing a 3-0 series lead against the Chicago Blackhawks, it prompted some serious hand-wringing and self-dou...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  15. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Detroit Red Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom sa...

    Pierre LeBrun

    As retirement talk swirled around Nicklas Lidstrom, the Red Wings captain chose to do all of his talking on the ice in Game 4.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  16. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Detroit Red Wings look to avoid sweep ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Detroit's series against San Jose isn't over yet, but the question was inevitable: If the Red Wings are swept, is Game 4 the last we'll see of Nicklas Lidstrom and other veterans?

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2011