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  1. NHL - 2014 playoffs: Underdog San Jose Sharks ready to make noise...

    Pierre LeBrun

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For a team that had 111 points in the standings, the San Jose Sharks sure aren't getting a lot of love from prognosticators in their first-round series with the rival Los Angeles Kings. Most people are picking the 2012 champs to b...

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  2. NHL -- LeBrun: Brendan Shanahan will be judged by results with Le...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The only thing that matters is what Brendan Shanahan's actually going to do about inheriting a hockey team that's missed the playoffs eight of the past nine seasons, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  3. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: San Jose Sharks versus L...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Having personally witnessed last spring's seven-game series between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings, let me just say what a joy it is to see them clash yet again. The Kings won the second-round series by a hair last spring, all seven g...

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  4. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Anaheim Ducks versus Dal...

    Pierre LeBrun

    What do the Anaheim Ducks get for establishing franchise records in points and winning percentage while taking the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference for the first time in team history? They get a team that beat them two out of three games this sea...

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  5. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vers...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Young players on the Tampa Bay Lightning roster are about to experience something unlike anything they've ever seen: playoff hockey in Montreal. The NHL's most passionate market pulls off playoff hockey like none other, the Bell Centre rocking at hig...

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  6. Toronto Maple Leafs' Jonathan Bernier out 3 weeks with MCL strain...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier is out a minimum of three weeks with an MCL strain, head coach Randy Carlyle said after practice Friday.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  7. Leafs must be great to earn playoff spot

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- On a night full of drama, with an injury to Toronto's top goaltender and a blown third-period lead drudging up ugly memories of last spring, the final result was the Toronto Maple Leafs living to see another day. Take a breath, Leaf Nat...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  8. Former Leafs coach Wilson feels the pain

    Pierre LeBrun

    If there's anyone in the world who knows what Randy Carlyle is going through right now in Toronto, it's Ron Wilson. Just two years ago in early March 2012, after a late-season skid that dropped Toronto out of a playoff spot, Wilson was fired as Ma...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  9. NHL -- LeBrun: Hard-working Columbus Blue Jackets going in right ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    A new work ethic has the Blue Jackets threatening for a playoff spot in the East, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  10. Seguin loving the drive for the playoffs

    Pierre LeBrun

    Being named the NHL's first star of the week is nice and all, but the only thing on Tyler Seguin's mind after Monday morning's skate was the next 48 hours and a pair of playoff-like games versus Columbus and St. Louis. "You got it," the red-hot St...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  11. Rumblings: Stars, Wings mulling deals?

    Pierre LeBrun

    You know I'm intrigued by bubble teams at this time of year -- it's my favorite thing to write about. The Dallas Stars are another team on the bubble, hanging on to a playoff spot by the slimmest of margins. But it's not posing any issues for S...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Please give us Habs-Leafs in the playoffs

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- Dear hockey gods, please arrange for these two teams to play in the playoffs. Pretty please, pretty, pretty, pretty please. A usually dormant Air Canada Centre was alive Saturday night like it rarely is, even the rich corporate dudes...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Ducks feel they have unfinished business

    Pierre LeBrun

    "Unfinished Business" was the motto when the Anaheim Ducks opened camp this season. A first-round playoff exit last season and a mediocre final month of the regular season left a sour taste for the Ducks, and had some people around the league wond...

    Blog | November 07, 2013