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  1. Rumblings: Avs want to keep pair; suitors chase Spezza, Kesler, T...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Colorado Avalanche are at an interesting crossroads in their rebirth as a buzzworthy team. They've won back some of their fan base after a surprising and exciting 2013-14 season that saw the team razzle-dazzle its way to a playoff berth. The s...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  2. 2014 Stanley Cup finals: Are Los Angeles Kings a dynasty in the m...

    Pierre LeBrun

    You don't use the "dynasty" word until a team wins four Stanley Cups in seven years. Could the Los Angeles Kings be that team? Pierre LeBrun ponders.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  3. NHL Winter Classic: Let's not forget two big points are on line

    Pierre LeBrun

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Not lost in all the pomp and circumstance of the Winter Classic, the NHL's closest thing to a Super Bowl, is that this year's game features two clubs fighting for their playoff lives. Oh, sure, the players made Tuesday's practice ...

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  4. Finals confirm status of coaches

    Pierre LeBrun

    CHICAGO -- It is uncanny, really, the symmetry that exists in the storylines for both head coaches in the Stanley Cup finals. Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins and Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup winners, of course, and...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  5. 2013 NHL playoffs - LeBrun: Patrick Sharp as important as anyone ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Versatile forward Patrick Sharp is as big a part of Chicago's story as any of the Blackhawks' star players, writes Pierre LeBrun

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  6. Blackhawks firing on all cylinders

    Pierre LeBrun

    CHICAGO -- Oh baby, these guys are rolling. Was it really just more than a week ago that the Chicago Blackhawks found themselves on the brink of elimination, down 3-1 in a series with the Detroit Red Wings? Five wins a row later, and now the on...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  7. Kings claim epic California battle -- barely

    Pierre LeBrun

    LOS ANGELES -- A titanic Californian fortnight is over, ending the way it began, with a Jonathan Quick gem. What else is new, right? A series that was incredibly close had to end, the reigning Stanley Cup champions raising their game one more t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  8. 2013 NHL playoffs - Second-round preview: Chicago Blackhawks vers...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The last time Original Six rivals the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks met in the playoffs was in the 2009 Western Conference finals, with the Blackhawks the young bucks still figuring things out and the Red Wings the veteran contenders en ro...

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  9. 2013 NHL playoffs - LeBrun: Five reasons Kings will repeat as cha...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Los Angeles Kings were surprise Stanley Cup winners last season. Pierre LeBrun takes a look at this season's team and see fives reasons it can repeat as champs.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  10. Wild a win away from reaching postseason

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Minnesota Wild didn't get any help on the scoreboard Thursday night with both the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets winning. So Friday night's game with the Edmonton Oilers does indeed matter, the Wild needing a victory to clinch the...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  11. Wings far from ready to sit out playoffs

    Pierre LeBrun

    Not on Z's watch. Those were Dan Cleary's words Tuesday when discussing how badly the Detroit Red Wings want to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time in 22 seasons. It just can't happen in Henrik Zetterberg's first tour of duty wearing ...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  12. NHL realignment proposal adds playoff wild cards, drops league to...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL is proposing a new realignment plan which would feature playoff wild-card spots plus see the league go from six divisions to four.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  13. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: What's next for the Los Angeles Kings

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Kings look to be contenders for years to come, but they have a few roster decisions to make this offseason, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2012
  14. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: The Western Conference certainly had i...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Western Conference claimed the Stanley Cup and had some of the playoffs' best moments, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  15. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: We've got the best and the worst momen...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Well, it's been a wild ride, hasn't it? Our experts take a look at all the best and worst moments of the playoffs, so far.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  16. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Changing of the guard in Western Confe...

    Pierre LeBrun

    It's too easy to just say, it's a changing of the guard in the Western Conference. It's not that simple anymore. The cap system seven years out has introduced so much parity that the construction and deconstruction of teams is a different process now.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2012