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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. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: New York Rangers Alain Vigneault...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Rangers coach Alain Vigneault says he always tries to do things his way, and his way has sparked success in New York, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  3. The skinny on who's making the April dance

    Pierre LeBrun

    American Thanksgiving gives us a chance to pause and examine where the NHL season has gone and where it's headed. For some teams, perhaps, it's already too late to dream of the playoffs. Thanks to the website Sports Club Stats, let's have some fun...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  4. 2013 NHL playoffs - Second-round preview: San Jose Sharks versus ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The San Jose Sharks were the last team to eliminate the Los Angeles Kings in a playoff series, when the clubs met two years ago. Since then, the Kings have won five straight series, capturing the Stanley Cup last spring and earning a hard-fought open...

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  5. First-round preview: Vancouver Canucks versus San Jose Sharks

    Pierre LeBrun

    The San Jose Sharks still talk to this day about their bitter disappointment from losing the 2011 Western Conference finals to the Vancouver Canucks. They felt the five-game series loss was such a misrepresentation of how close the level of play real...

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2013
  6. 2013 NHL playoffs - LeBrun: Top 5 Conn Smythe Trophy contenders

    Pierre LeBrun

    The lockout-shortened regular season has come and gone, and 16 teams are moving on. Pierre LeBrun takes a look at the survivors and identifies five candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs - Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Penner is n...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Somewhere between admitting he injured his back eating pancakes and getting scratched by coach Darryl Sutter, Dustin Penner hit rock bottom. But he picked himself off the mat and rediscovered the hockey player who won a Cup in 2007, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  11. 2012 Stanley Cup finals: Los Angeles Kings' journey far from over...

    Pierre LeBrun

    In a playoff year that seemingly refuses to produce an obvious Stanley Cup favorite, we offer up the Los Angeles Kings, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2012
  12. Second-round preview: St. Louis Blues versus Los Angeles Kings

    Pierre LeBrun

    A goal, anyone? The NHL's two stingiest teams in the regular season meet in the second round of the playoffs, and it's not exaggerating things to say the first goal will be gigantic in each and every game. And what do you know, the St. Louis Blues ...

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: Five teams with best home-ice advantag...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pierre LeBrun reviews five teams with the best home-ice advantage in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2012
  15. First-round preview: Vancouver Canucks versus Los Angeles Kings

    Pierre LeBrun

    There are no easy draws in the Western Conference, and the President's Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks certainly didn't get one with the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings. Then again, it can't be any worse than drawing the eighth-seeded Chicago Blac...

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2012
  16. Debate: Where's Paul Gaustad going?

    Pierre LeBrun

    As the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks proved last year in getting valuable mileage from trade deadline pickups, it's not always the big moves or big names that have an impact in the playoffs. Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley paid dividends for t...

    Blog | February 22, 2012