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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 2011 Stanley Cup finals: These finals don't have intestinal forti...

    Pierre LeBrun

    If the home team goes 7-0 in these Stanley Cup finals, we don't believe the winning squad will have the intestinal fortitude of champions past.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  6. 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
  7. LeBrun: This week's games to watch

    Pierre LeBrun

    Monday: Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m. ETThe Blackhawks are only one point clear of the danger zone in the West and desperately need to put together another win streak to ensure their playoff entry. The rival Red Wings would love ...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  8. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Chicago Blackhawks advance to first Stanley ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Are the Hawks destined or "too stupid to know better"? Either way, they're off to the Cup finals for the first time since 1992 and they're ready.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2010
  9. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Pittsburgh Penguins shouldn't have to do too...

    Pierre LeBrun

    1. What now for the Pittsburgh Penguins? Everyone take a deep breath. I wouldn't be doing too much to this roster if I were GM Ray Shero. I believe these Penguins were tired, whether they want to admit it or even know to admit it. It's no coincidence...

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2010
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Montreal back in battle for East playoff spot

    Pierre LeBrun

    Many of us media types have left the Montreal Canadiens for dead many times this season. Like the time when their best player, defenseman Andrei Markov, ripped his Achilles tendon in the 2009-10 opener and was lost for half the season. "See ya lat...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  13. Montreal back in battle for East playoff spot

    Pierre LeBrun

    Many of us media types have left the Montreal Canadiens for dead many times this season. Like the time when their best player, defenseman Andrei Markov, ripped his Achilles tendon in the 2009-10 opener and was lost for half the season. "See ya lat...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  14. Pierre LeBrun blog -- Montreal Canadiens again proving us wrong

    Pierre LeBrun

    Many of us media types have left the Montreal Canadiens for dead many times this season. Like the time when their best player, defenseman Andrei Markov, ripped his Achilles tendon in the 2009-10 opener and was lost for half the season. "See ya late...

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2010
  15. NHL -- Ottawa Senators are getting healthy and finding their way ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    I explained to Bryan Murray that it was time for ESPN.com to give his Ottawa Senators some love, and the veteran GM, perhaps with a hint of sarcasm, welcomed the phone call Monday. "We don't get much, so that'd be good," Murray said. No, the Sens d...

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2010
  16. NHL -- Washington Capitals' win over Pittsburgh Penguins just one...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Sure, Washington's win over Pittsburgh was nice, but revenge will never be served until the Caps beat the Pens in a playoff series.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2010