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  1. Young Wayne Gretzky had photo taken with Jean Beliveau, too

    Pierre LeBrun

    As memories and anecdotes flowed in over the past week after the death of Jean Beliveau and the incredible farewell given to him in Montreal, Wayne Gretzky was brought back to a specific memory when first meeting the Canadiens legend. "It was befo...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. Rumblings: GM searches, Wayne Gretzky rumors and Ryan Miller's fu...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The offseason activity is beginning to pick up around the league as the games wind down. We made a few phone calls Wednesday to catch up on a few interesting situations around the league: Now that Jim Benning was officially announced as Canucks G...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  3. 2014 Olympic Games - Canada still has big learning curve on big i...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Adjusting to the big ice is no easy feat, as Canada has depended on its defense to win early games, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  4. Wayne Gretzky on Canada's Olympic roster

    Pierre LeBrun

    Wayne Gretzky followed Team Canada's roster unveiling Tuesday and got some amusing commentary from son Trevor, which drove home the point of how difficult it is to limit your choices to 25 players for the country that produces the most NHLers in the ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  5. Wayne Gretzky to get paid money owed by former Phoenix Coyotes ow...

    Pierre LeBrun

    More than four years since leaving the Coyotes, Wayne Gretzky will be repaid money he was owed by former team owner Jerry Moyes, the NHL itself agreeing to cut a check to the Great One after reaching a tentative deal with the legend, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  6. NHL's lawsuit against Jerry Moyes, former Phoenix Coyotes owner, ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL has lost a fight to reclaim money from former Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes but says the battle is far from over.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  7. Canada's camp: Players get on the floor

    Pierre LeBrun

    CALGARY, Alberta -- A little ball hockey, eh? Team Canada took to the floor-covered ice Monday for "walk-through" practices, which is the coaching staff's unique solution to a tough situation given the inability to actually get on the ice for real...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  8. Gretzky: These Maple Leafs are legit

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing with house money. There's no harder team to finish off than a club that wasn't picked by anyone to win a series. It has nothing to lose. In failing to finish the Leafs off in Game 5 on Friday nigh...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  9. Gretzky-Leafs rumors heating up again

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- The on-again, off-again Wayne Gretzky-to-Toronto rumors have resurfaced. It happened last year, and it's happening again. My colleagues on the Fan590 radio station in Toronto got the buzz rolling Tuesday by suggesting that the idea o...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  10. Gretzky content to sit back and watch

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- Will The Great One ever come back into the NHL fold? More than three years have passed since Wayne Gretzky cut ties with the Phoenix Coyotes, and while I can guess of a few teams that would surely make room for him in their executive op...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  11. Gretzky still stoked about 1987 Canada Cup win

    Pierre LeBrun

    For American hockey fans, nothing tops the Miracle on Ice in 1980. For Canadians, the 1972 Summit Series will never be passed in significance, both political and sporting. But I will forever say this: Nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to th...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  12. Gretzky: It's a great day for hockey

    Pierre LeBrun

    Wayne Gretzky to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun on his former team's Stanley Cup win: "It is a great day for hockey. Couldn't have happened to a nicer group of management and coaches that believed in a team that clearly took their play to another level. Al...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  13. Wayne Gretzky impressed by Kings' run

    Pierre LeBrun

    Wayne Gretzky kept a low profile for obvious reasons during the Western Conference finals, but you can expect to see him at Staples Center for the Stanley Cup finals. "For sure, I'll be at Game 3," The Great One told ESPN.com Wednesday. Gretzky...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  14. Weekend rumblings: Gretzky passes on Classic, Panthers fight on, ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Wayne Gretzky made it official Friday in a text exchange with ESPN.com: He will not play in the Winter Classic alumni game. The Great One was touched by the way the Rangers (particularly GM Glen Sather) reached out to him recently, but, in the end...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  15. 2012 Winter Classic -- Wayne Gretzky will not play in alumni game...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Wayne Gretzky made it official Friday in a text exchange with ESPN.com: He won't be playing in the Winter Classic alumni game.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2011
  16. Hall night: Seen and heard from Toronto

    Pierre LeBrun

    Here are some news and notes from Monday's Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Toronto: Howe's momentMark Howe had some powerful words at the beginning of his Hockey Hall of Fame induction speech Monday night, when he implored those in power...

    Blog | November 14, 2011