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  1. Board of governors meetings: Future of outdoor games, World Cup a...

    Pierre LeBrun

    A recap of all the highlights from December's board of governors meeting: • There were six outdoor games last season, only two this year, and it sounds like it'll be somewhere in the middle of that for next season. "Everybody wants one,"...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  2. Hall of Fame inductees highlight international play as great memo...

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- It is yet another reminder why it's the Hockey Hall of Fame and not the NHL Hall of Fame when you examine the international accomplishments of the four players in this year's induction class. Some of the great hockey moments of the mode...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  3. Rumblings: Futures of Fleury, Boychuk

    Pierre LeBrun

    There's been much speculation about the future of Marc-Andre Fleury in Pittsburgh, if for no other reason than the goaltender is playing the final year of his contract and wasn't extended this past summer. But people shouldn't read into that, Pitt...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  4. World Cup plans being finalized; Olympics still a discussion

    Pierre LeBrun

    The expectation back in June was that the NHL and NHL Players' Association would have some kind of World Cup announcement by the end of summer, but that's going to wait a bit longer. Both sides have an understanding that they will wait to get more...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  5. Rumblings: Blackhawks, Ducks leading the pack for Kesler; Gaborik...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks seemingly have broken from the pack and are the front-runners for Ryan Kesler, multiple sources have told ESPN.com. Kesler's preference to land in either of those two cities stems in part from his desire to...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  6. 2014 Stanley Cup finals: Los Angeles Kings Drew Doughty and Jeff ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter join the rare club of those who have won an Olympic gold medal and a Stanley Cup in the same year, Pierre LeBrun writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2014
  7. 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
  8. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: A lack of Olympians seems to be...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Having fewer players at the Olympics than other contenders has paid off for the San Jose Sharks, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  9. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Friendships on hold during San J...

    Pierre LeBrun

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Moments before a faceoff Thursday night, Drew Doughty slapped Logan Couture with his stick. But don't call it a love tap. "I think he was just giving me a whack, probably just like any other player would whack you," Couture smiled...

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  10. Philadelphia Flyers sign Michael Raffl to two-year extension

    The Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday signed rookie forward Michael Raffl to a two-year extension worth $2.2 million, the club announced.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2014
  11. Debate: Who's better because of the break?

    Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun

    Who was helped and who was hurt by the Olympic break? Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun drop the figurative gloves over it. BURNSIDE: Greetings, my friend. Can you believe that it's been more than a month since the Olympic hockey tournament began? ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  12. Kessel nervous for Sochi, but still honored

    Pierre LeBrun

    One by one, Sochi-bound NHLers are voicing their excitement mixed with concern over the approaching Olympics. The pride of playing for one's country is balanced by the nagging fear of reports out of Russia regarding possible security threats. I wa...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  13. NHL - Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp earning recognition he de...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Underrated for most of his hockey career, Patrick Sharp is finally getting some recognition for his play with the endorsement of Team Canada, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  14. Olympic break creates two trade deadlines

    Pierre LeBrun

    In some ways, there are two trade deadlines this season. There's the real trade deadline, March 5 at 3 p.m. ET, but there's also the pre-trade deadline on Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. ET. That's when a trade freeze goes into effect for the Olympic break and d...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Wayne Gretzky on Canada's Olympic roster

    Pierre LeBrun

    Wayne Gretzky followed Team Canada's roster unveiling Tuesday and got some amusing commentary from son Trevor, which drove home the point of how difficult it is to limit your choices to 25 players for the country that produces the most NHLers in the ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014