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  1. NHL -- Pierre LeBrun: Vancouver Canucks fire GM Mike Gillis to sa...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Firing GM Mike Gillis was mostly as a business decision by the Aquilini family, needing to hand Vancouver fans a scalp to stop the downward plunge of the Canucks brand, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  2. Rumblings: Callahan staying in Tampa? Canucks making changes?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Tampa Bay Lightning made it clear to Ryan Callahan's camp that they want the player past this season. The pending UFA's agent, the veteran Steve Bartlett, told ESPN.com Tuesday that he chatted with Steve Yzerman in Buffalo over the past weeken...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  3. Callahan fitting right in with Lightning

    Pierre LeBrun

    Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper says former Rangers captain Ryan Callahan has fit in just perfectly with his new team. "He's been seamless," Cooper said of the gritty Callahan's entry into the Lightning lineup. "With our team, it's probably a...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  4. GMs praise moves by Blues, Habs, Wild

    Pierre LeBrun

    The St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild tallied the most mentions in an unscientific poll of NHL general managers who were asked which clubs impressed them the most with their trade deadline moves. The Blues were the most cited ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. Ryan Kesler's staying put has domino effect

    Pierre LeBrun

    Ryan Kesler was going to have an impact on the NHL's trade deadline regardless of whether he moved or not, and did he ever. The U.S. Olympian did not find a new NHL home Wednesday despite a serious push in particular by the Anaheim Ducks, and you ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  6. Canucks still taking calls on Ryan Kesler

    Pierre LeBrun

    With the Roberto Luongo stunner out of the way (a deal that didn't start until Monday afternoon but was completed Tuesday afternoon), the Vancouver Canucks continued to take calls on Ryan Kesler on the eve of the trade deadline. A source once agai...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  7. Rumblings: Is this the year of buyer sanity?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The eve of the trade deadline began Tuesday with most of the high-end rental players still in play. Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson, Mike Cammalleri, Marian Gaborik and Ales Hemsky, all pending unrestricted free agent wingers, remained on the trade blo...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Rumblings: Wings, B's, Blues shopping?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The bubble teams always have the toughest decisions at this time of year, and the Detroit Red Wings are a perfect example leading up to Wednesday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. Just three points ahead of the danger zone in the Eastern Conference on T...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  10. Rumblings: Will Vanek be moved soon?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The New York Islanders have fielded a number of calls on Thomas Vanek in the past day or so and it's possible the star winger could be dealt by Friday's Olympic roster freeze. Far from certain, but possible, a source close to the situation told ES...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  11. Rumblings: Market for goalies, countdown to Ryan O'Reilly decisio...

    Pierre LeBrun

    In a perfect world, the Devan Dubnyk trade is the type of move Nashville Predators GM David Poile would have made at least a month ago. But the NHL this season is far from a perfect world with the salary-cap crunch handcuffing so many possible tra...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  12. Olympic break creates two trade deadlines

    Pierre LeBrun

    In some ways, there are two trade deadlines this season. There's the real trade deadline, March 5 at 3 p.m. ET, but there's also the pre-trade deadline on Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. ET. That's when a trade freeze goes into effect for the Olympic break and d...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  13. NHL - Handing out the midseason awards

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pierre LeBrun hands out ESPN.com's midseason awards, including a no-brainer for MVP and crowded fields in the Vezina and Jack Adams races.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  14. Grading the Canadian teams

    Pierre LeBrun

    It's Boxing Day in Canada, so I'm feeling patriotic here in Toronto. I've decided to grade the seven Canadian teams at the holiday break. Enjoy! Toronto Maple Leafs Grade: C-minus To be fair, this team hasn't had its complete lineup together for...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  15. Rumblings: Marchand's antics, Senators' young D-man, Team Canada'...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Brad Marchand's antics in Vancouver didn't sit well with the Boston Bruins. Boston's coaching staff and management were not enamored with his kissing of the ring and kiss of the fake Stanley Cup. It's been dealt with internally, a source told E...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  16. Pierre LeBrun -- Finally healthy, Ryan Kesler is driving the Canu...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Ryan Kesler is healthy and once again the engine that drives the Vancouver Canucks, and also has unfinished Olympic business to attend to, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013