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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. KHL prez shouldn't be rushing to judgment

    Pierre LeBrun

    You wonder if Alexander Medvedev is at some point going to realize that silence is a better option. The KHL president's continued criticism of the NHL over the past week, in the wake of Russian star players having to leave his league and head back...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  4. Gonchar: Players might stay in the KHL

    Pierre LeBrun

    Sergei Gonchar plans on returning to Ottawa if there's an NHL season, but he's not so sure about some fellow Russian stars. A month after Alex Ovechkin raised eyebrows by saying he might stay and play in the KHL if he doesn't like the terms of the...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  5. Nail Yakupov OK'd by Hockey Canada for KHL play

    Pierre LeBrun

    Nail Yakupov gets to play at home after all. Hockey Canada announced Saturday that the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft was now free to play in his native KHL.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2012
  6. Signings roundup: Thornton, Nash to Davos

    Pierre LeBrun

    Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and a list of other Russian and European NHLers, as expected, have found temporary lockout homes in their home countries. But just where the North American-born stars will end up always provides more intrigue. Eigh...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  7. 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees -- It's about time that Pavel ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pavel Bure's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame is long overdue, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  8. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs - Nashville Predators still considering...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn might not play in Game 4 either, Pierre LeBrun writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  9. 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: Five most valuable in-season acquisiti...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pierre LeBrun reviews the five most valuable in-season acquisitions.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2012
  10. Radulov heading to Predators?

    Pierre LeBrun

    Alexander Radulov appears headed back to the Nashville Predators, although the NHL team itself was holding off confirmation until they saw the whites of his eyes. Radulov's Russian agent Yuri Nikolaev was quoted in Russian newspapers Monday saying...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  11. Source: NHL waiver list includes Philadelphia Flyers' Nikolay Zhe...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Philadelphia Flyers winger Nikolay Zherdev, Buffalo Sabres captain Craig Rivet and Nashville Predators winger Marek Svatos were placed on waivers, according to the list provided to ESPN.com by a source.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2011
  12. KHL will aggressively pursue New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk

    Pierre LeBrun

    The president of the KHL confirmed Saturday that the Russian-based league will aggressively pursue star winger Ilya Kovalchuk once his NHL contract expires on June 30.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2010
  13. Jiri Hudler's signing with Dynamo Moscow opposed by NHL

    Pierre LeBrun

    NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the league has opposed Jiri Hudler's signing with Dynamo Moscow, officially communicating its concerns to the International Ice Hockey Federation and the Kontinental Hockey League.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2009
  14. Jiri Hudler of the Detroit Red Wings plans to join Russian league...

    Pierre LeBrun

    A Kontinental Hockey League spokesman confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday that Detroit Red Wings forward Jiri Hudler plans to play in the Russian league this upcoming season.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2009
  15. Report: Sergei Fedorov has two-year deal to play in Russia

    Pierre LeBrun

    A Russian newspaper is reporting Sergei Fedorov will sign a deal with a team in Russia's KHL.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2009
  16. Continental Hockey League to hold outdoor All-Star Game

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Continental Hockey League announced its first ever All-Star Game will be held outdoors Jan. 10 at Red Square.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2008