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  1. Brown-Kesler-Kane reunited -- for now

    Pierre LeBrun

    SOCHI, Russia -- Ryan Kesler and Patrick Kane were reunited Monday at Team USA's first practice, a duo that finished the 2010 Olympic tournament together. Dustin Brown completed that line Monday, making a trio that meshes physical skill, two-way p...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  2. Kessel nervous for Sochi, but still honored

    Pierre LeBrun

    One by one, Sochi-bound NHLers are voicing their excitement mixed with concern over the approaching Olympics. The pride of playing for one's country is balanced by the nagging fear of reports out of Russia regarding possible security threats. I wa...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  3. We bring you Canada's second squad

    Pierre LeBrun

    The parity in international hockey has never been greater. So despite all its talent, Team Canada isn't an overwhelming favorite to win gold in Sochi -- but it is certainly among the favorites along with Russia, Sweden and the United States, in parti...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  4. Rumblings: Olympic deadline and trade talk

    Pierre LeBrun

    IIHF President Rene Fasel stood firm during an IIHF council meeting Tuesday in Zurich that the Dec. 31 Olympic roster deadline would not be altered, a source told ESPN.com. Top European countries such as Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Repub...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  5. Controversy brewing over Olympics rosters

    Pierre LeBrun

    Are the Olympic roster rules changing at the 11th hour? No, says the NHL, but reports out of Russia during the past week are sending a different message. Again on Monday, eyebrows were raised with this tweet, with the head of Russian hockey, th...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  6. Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh Penguins on anti-gay law -- Everyone ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL's top player didn't shy away Sunday when asked about Russia's anti-gay law being adopted for the Olympics in February.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2013
  7. Talks continue over NHL participation in 2014 Sochi Olympics

    Pierre LeBrun

    With the Olympics less than a year away, IOC inspectors are visiting Sochi again to check on preparations for the 2014 Winter Games.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  8. Final Olympics berths set this weekend

    Pierre LeBrun

    Team USA and Team Canada will find out who fills out their respective Olympic preliminary groups for Sochi, Russia, after qualification tournaments wrap up across the pond Sunday. Olympic qualifying tournaments in Germany, Latvia and Denmark that ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  9. Worlds craze will heat up without NHL

    Pierre LeBrun

    The IIHF world junior championship in Ufa, Russia, is taking center stage in the hockey world over the holidays even more than usual thanks to the NHL lockout. Hockey-starved fans in North America need a fix and finally got it with Canada and the ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  10. Why would Crosby risk playing in Europe?

    Pierre LeBrun

    Sidney Crosby's European odyssey is becoming more and more of a realistic possibility with each passing day of this dreadful lockout. There is interest from all over Europe, most notably from Russia and Switzerland and -- if I had to bet -- I'd gi...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  11. Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane signs with Dinamo Minsk of Russia's K...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets has signed on with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL for the duration of the NHL lockout, his agent Craig Oster of Newport Sports confirmed to ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  12. Jaromir Jagr speaks with Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux;...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Jaromir Jagr spoke with Penguins owner and former teammate Mario Lemieux on Wednesday but continues to mull whether to return to the NHL or stay in Russia.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  13. Jaromir Jagr considering return to NHL; Detroit Red Wings express...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Jaromir Jagr confirmed to ESPN.com Friday that he's considering a return to the NHL if there's a team willing to take him.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2011
  14. Watch: Sharks GM Doug Wilson on late run

    Pierre LeBrun

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Kyle Wellwood's smile midway through his answer said it all. "It's been a real nice transition for me from Russia to San Jose," Wellwood told ESPN.com on Wednesday after practice. Do you think? Six months ago, his NHL career...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  15. Sources: NHL to open next season with four teams overseas, rather...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL's original plan to have six of its teams open the regular season overseas next season has been downsized to four, sources told ESPN.com on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  16. 2011 Premiere Games won't include Russia

    Pierre LeBrun

    Nyet on the NHL in Russia next fall. The NHL is no longer planning to have regular-season games in Russia as part of the Premiere Games, the league's deputy commissioner, Bill Daly, confirmed to ESPN.com. Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday that p...

    Blog | March 24, 2011