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  1. Rumblings: Spezza nixes trade to Predators

    Pierre LeBrun

    PHILADELPHIA -- Perhaps emotionally driven and certainly frustrated, veteran general manager Bryan Murray revealed more than a little after the NHL draft Saturday regarding his failed attempts so far to trade star center Jason Spezza. For starters...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh Penguins says team in 'new situation'...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in a "new situation" after changes in the front office and behind the bench have shaken up a normally stable, powerhouse franchise.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  4. Rumblings: Kings loyal, Avs juggling

    Pierre LeBrun

    John Stevens knew he had a decent shot at being a head coach again, and most of the rest of the hockey world did, too. It's believed the Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins, for example, would have wanted to chat with hi...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  5. Rumblings: Spezza's value, Panthers' coach

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEW YORK -- It has been speculated for a while now, but Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray confirmed for the first time Wednesday that his star center Jason Spezza has asked out. And Murray's phone has been ringing. "There are a few t...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. Rumblings: GM searches, Wayne Gretzky rumors and Ryan Miller's fu...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The offseason activity is beginning to pick up around the league as the games wind down. We made a few phone calls Wednesday to catch up on a few interesting situations around the league: Now that Jim Benning was officially announced as Canucks G...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  7. Mathieu Garon retires after 13 years in the NHL

    Pierre LeBrun

    Mathieu Garon announced his retirement Friday. The 36-year-old goaltender played 13 years in Montreal, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Tampa Bay.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  8. NHL -- Handing out NHL's individual awards

    Pierre LeBrun

    With just over two weeks remaining in the NHL season, Pierre LeBrun looks at the front-runners for the NHL's individual awards.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2014
  9. Intrigue behind Devils getting leniency

    Pierre LeBrun

    Remember how perplexed we all were back in June 2012 at the NHL draft in Pittsburgh when the Devils used their 29th overall pick instead of finally giving it up as part of their Ilya Kovalchuk cap-circumvention penalty? It was well-played, as it t...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  10. GMs praise moves by Blues, Habs, Wild

    Pierre LeBrun

    The St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild tallied the most mentions in an unscientific poll of NHL general managers who were asked which clubs impressed them the most with their trade deadline moves. The Blues were the most cited ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  11. Canucks still taking calls on Ryan Kesler

    Pierre LeBrun

    With the Roberto Luongo stunner out of the way (a deal that didn't start until Monday afternoon but was completed Tuesday afternoon), the Vancouver Canucks continued to take calls on Ryan Kesler on the eve of the trade deadline. A source once agai...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  12. Rumblings: Callahan, Kadri coming up in trade talk; Pens have ext...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The chatter has picked up this week as NHL teams prepare more and more for not only the March 5 trade deadline, but also the Feb. 7 Olympic trade freeze. "There's definitely more talking going on," one team executive told ESPN.com Monday night. ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  13. NHL - Handing out the midseason awards

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pierre LeBrun hands out ESPN.com's midseason awards, including a no-brainer for MVP and crowded fields in the Vezina and Jack Adams races.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  14. Olympic extension a big help for Babcock

    Pierre LeBrun

    OTTAWA, Ontario -- And just like that, we enter the final month of Olympic auditioning. "All of a sudden it's December. I thought of that today; I was texting with the coaches, a bunch of stuff today, we were going back and forth," Detroit Red Win...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  15. Rumblings: Biron's decision, Oilers' options

    Pierre LeBrun

    Martin Biron was en route home to Buffalo when we caught up on the phone Tuesday afternoon. The trek had already allowed him to do some self-analysis and certainly some decompressing. "I'm going to take a couple of days to think about things befor...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  16. Rumblings: Pens test backup; Contract talk for Lundqvist, Thornto...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The loss of Tomas Vokoun for 3 to 6 months leaves the Penguins having to turn to Jeff Zatkoff as their backup goalie behind Marc-Andre Fleury. Zatkoff, who has never played an NHL game, is a 26-year-old former Kings draft pick who has played in th...

    Blog | October 03, 2013