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  1. Offseason moves bring new life to Preds

    Pierre LeBrun

    Two teams in the Western Conference have a donut in the loss column. That one of them is the Chicago Blackhawks, well, ho-hum indeed. That the other is the Nashville Predators, well, who knew? The clubs meet up Thursday night in Music City, ...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  2. Rumblings: West gets even tougher

    Pierre LeBrun

    The West was best yet again this past season, and it just got even tougher. "It's crazy, really," one Western Conference GM mused Tuesday night as we talked about all the moves strengthening Western clubs. Jason Spezza, Jarome Iginla, Brad Rich...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  3. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: 5 top playoff memories so far

    Pierre LeBrun

    The thrilling ride of this year's playoffs brought along some wild moments, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  4. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Chicago Blackhawks versu...

    Pierre LeBrun

    It tells you something about the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks that despite playing in the conference with a deeper pool of legit contenders, they've found a way to stage a reprise of last year's Western Conference finals. "It's going ...

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  5. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Anaheim Ducks versus Dal...

    Pierre LeBrun

    What do the Anaheim Ducks get for establishing franchise records in points and winning percentage while taking the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference for the first time in team history? They get a team that beat them two out of three games this sea...

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Re-signing Miller will trigger pick change

    Pierre LeBrun

    There have been a few different explanations of the conditional third-round pick in 2016 that Buffalo got from St. Louis in the Ryan Miller deal. The full rundown: If the Blues either re-sign Miller or reach the Western Conference finals, then ...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  8. Pierre LeBrun -- California clubs are winning and changing hockey...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The three California teams are ruling the Western Conference, and they're also helping to grow the game in their state in a big way, writes Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  9. LeBrun: Highlights of black-and-blue Friday

    Pierre LeBrun

    Nothing like some Black Friday afternoon hockey, eh? Some observations and thoughts from some of the games: SHARKS 6, BLUES 3 This was really the best game of the day, at least on paper. In what could be a potential Western Conference finals mat...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  10. Horton out; B's willing to listen on Seguin

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEWARK, N.J. -- The Boston Bruins appeared ready to shake things up Saturday on the eve of the NHL draft. All confirmed by sources: • Nathan Horton's camp informed Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli on Saturday afternoon that the unrestricted free...

    Blog | June 29, 2013
  11. Lecavalier's popularity apparent early

    Pierre LeBrun

    NEWARK, N.J. -- It certainly didn't take long for freshly minted UFA Vincent Lecavalier to get some attention around the league. While the 33-year-old center technically can't sign with anyone other than the Tampa Bay Lightning until July 5, leagu...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  12. MVP Kane peaked at the right time

    Pierre LeBrun

    BOSTON -- Patrick Kane looked like a lost puppy. It was June 5, on the eve of Game 4 in the Western Conference finals, and the Chicago Blackhawks' star winger was trying to explain to the media contingent why he was in a seven-game goalless drough...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  13. Firewagon Hawks return with a vengence

    Pierre LeBrun

    BOSTON -- Somewhere in Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Kings had to be thinking that the team they lost to in the Western Conference finals finally resurfaced in the Stanley Cup finals. The speedy, attacking version of...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  14. 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Los Angeles Kings' Mike Richards ret...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Mike Richards returned to the Los Angeles Kings' lineup for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals after taking part in the morning skate Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2013
  15. Hawks' speed, depth dooming Kings

    Pierre LeBrun

    CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Kings were a popular upset pick by many entering the Western Conference finals. And why not, after the defending Stanley Cup champions showed their resilience in series wins over St. Louis and San Jose? Having spent time...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  16. 2013 NHL playoffs - LeBrun: Fatigue, turnovers dooming Kings agai...

    Pierre LeBrun

    There are plenty of reasons Chicago has taken control against the fatigued Kings, including a surprising goaltending matchup, Pierre LeBrun writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013