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  1. Rumblings: Decision time for bubble teams

    Pierre LeBrun

    We lead our blog for the second day in a row with a bubble team that's in a tough spot: the Nashville Predators. Just four points out of a playoff spot on Friday morning, do they pull the plug or keep up the fight? Enter veteran GM David Poile....

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Oily start: What's wrong in Edmonton?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Edmonton Oilers begin a six-game, Eastern swing in Toronto on Saturday night still struggling to find their way in the early days of the season. At 1-3-0, the young Oilers are already feeling the heat. Fans want to finally get into the playoff...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  4. Need to know: Northeast teams in disarray

    Pierre LeBrun

    There's no other way to put it: The Northeast Division is a train wreck with the playoffs just around the corner. That may end up meaning nothing once the second season begins, but I doubt the way the Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Map...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: Playoff turning points for the final f...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Each of the conference finalists had a turning point that pushed them to where they are. Pierre LeBrun takes a look at all of them.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2012
  8. Elliott uncertainty making Halak No. 1?

    Pierre LeBrun

    ST. LOUIS -- A bit of news here Tuesday ahead of the Blues-Sharks playoff series with St. Louis netminder Brian Elliott leaving practice early with what head coach Ken Hitchcock termed a minor injury. The Blues coach added that Elliott would almos...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  9. Capitals' supporting cast the difference

    Pierre LeBrun

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- George McPhee sat back after yet another playoff heartbreaker this past spring and thought about the next step. What the Washington Capitals GM came up with was surrounding his talented core with more character and grit, especi...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  10. Guy Boucher still evolving as an NHL coach

    Pierre LeBrun

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- So what does Guy Boucher do for an encore? The NHL's youngest head coach led a non-playoff team to the Eastern Conference finals last season. Many believe the Tampa Bay Lightning overachieved and did so in large part because of...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: These San Jose Sharks have all the ans...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The similarities between San Jose's Game 3 win over Detroit and the one last year are spooky, but this year's version of the Sharks doesn't fold when the going gets tough.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  12. NHL free agents: Top players who could hit market in 2011 and 201...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Before the playoffs start, Pierre LeBrun takes a look at this summer's unrestricted free-agent crop.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2011
  13. Montreal Canadiens trade goalie Jaroslav Halak to St. Louis Blues...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The first blockbuster deal of the NHL's offseason went through Thursday when the Montreal Canadiens dealt goalie Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2010
  14. 2010 NHL playoffs: It's beginning to look a lot like 1993

    Pierre LeBrun

    1. It was an innocent tweet on my part, just a random thought, and the responses came flooding in from Habs fans. I wondered after Max Lapierre-turned-Guy Lafleur scored the eventual winner Monday night to force a seventh and deciding game with the...

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2010
  15. 2010 NHL playoffs -- The top unsung defensemen so far in the play...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Playoff teams need contributions from everyone, but not everyone's offerings receive the same attention, at least nationally. So, we bring you five defensemen whose performances in these playoffs deserve more attention. They're our unsung heroes, if ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  16. 2010 NHL playoffs -- San Jose Sharks' winning their opener is cru...

    Pierre LeBrun

    1. The team that most needed a Game 1 victory got it Thursday night, as San Jose beat Detroit 4-3 to officially open the NHL's second round. The Sharks snapped a streak that had seen them lose the opening game in four consecutive playoff series. Whil...

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2010