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  1. 2014 Olympic Games - Key things to know about Finland-Russia

    Pierre LeBrun

    SOCHI, Russia -- Russia didn't look particularly impressive in beating Norway on Tuesday, and it's going to take more if the host country hopes to live out its golden dreams. The Russians will take on Finland at 7:30 a.m. ET, although the Finns will ...

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  2. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Close win over Slovakia means tougher road ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Russia slipped past Slovakia on Sunday, but also saw its road to the goal medal become more difficult, Pierre LeBrun writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  3. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Disputed non-goal opens the door for Team U...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Team USA's thrilling win over Russia might not have happened if an apparent third-period goal for the Russians hadn't been waved off amid controversy, Pierre LeBrun writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014
  4. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Russia wakes up to take hockey opener from ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Team Russia had some tense moments during its Olympic opener against Slovenia and has things to work on, but the Russian fans left happy, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  5. Captain Pavel Datsyuk is healthy, will play for Russia

    Pierre LeBrun

    Star center Pavel Datsyuk practiced for the first time Tuesday with Russia and proclaimed himself fit to start the tournament.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  6. 2014 Sochi Olympics - Will Pavel Datsyuk be ready?

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pavel Datsyuk is among of handful of star players hurting just days before the Olympic hockey competition begins.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Tretiak on Russia's early exit: 'Team Can...

    Pierre LeBrun

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Vladislav Tretiak has devoted most of his life to Russian hockey, both as one of the greatest goalies of all time and now as the country's hockey leader. No one is more upset than he that the gold-medal contenders lost ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2010
  10. 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
  11. Your NHL rants answered! Pierre LeBrun on Alexander Semin's deal,...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Honestly, you are all really good at ranting. Here's our weekly look at your best: yankee4life372: I hate this NHL scheduling. The Devils always get screwed over. They had such a big break before Christmas and then had a game on the 26th. They barel...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2009
  12. NHL blog -- Is Russian national hockey team playing with fire by ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The most fascinating thing coming out of Russia's 2010 Olympic team announcement on Christmas Day, at least to me, was the comment from coach Vyacheslav Bykov, who said he might change players between now and the opener in mid-February if their perfo...

    Blog | Conversation | December 26, 2009
  13. Checking in with the champion Swedes

    Pierre LeBrun

    Russia is the team to beat in Vancouver, according the GM of the defending Olympic hockey champions. "I think the Russians, in my opinion, are fairly heavy favorites," Swedish Olympic team GM Mats Naslund told ESPN.com this week. "But otherwise, I t...

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2009
  14. KHL president talks about Jagr, Emery and his beef with the NHL

    Pierre LeBrun

    The phone rings, and a man with the world's thickest Russian accent is ready to get right down to business. "It is Alexander Medvedev. What questions do you have?" We had arranged to interview the KHL president and Gazprom (a natural gas company) o...

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2009