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  1. NHL Winter Classic: This was one for the ages

    Pierre LeBrun

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Winter Classic began as a new, shiny vehicle for the NHL six years ago in snowy Buffalo as a way to reach out to new fans and broaden the scope of hockey in the United States. And it did just that, with the game's best player ...

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2014
  2. NHL Winter Classic: Let's not forget two big points are on line

    Pierre LeBrun

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Not lost in all the pomp and circumstance of the Winter Classic, the NHL's closest thing to a Super Bowl, is that this year's game features two clubs fighting for their playoff lives. Oh, sure, the players made Tuesday's practice ...

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  3. Winter Classic dreams: Five games we want

    Pierre LeBrun

    It is OK to dream. It is OK to pretend the NHL will actually function again one day. And it's definitely acceptable to relish the thought of future outdoor games. With that in mind, here are five Winter Classic matchups I would love to see over th...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  4. Lockout would denigrate Winter Classic

    Pierre LeBrun

    Forget this business about the league's deadline to scoop up a refund or any other financial aspect tied to Friday's announcement that the Winter Classic is canceled for this season. Remove your labor-tainted glasses -- which is hard to do these d...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  5. Second outdoor classic a possibility for 2010-2011 season, commis...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The NHL wants to hold a second outdoor game, this one in Canada, commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2009
  6. West finals Stanley Cup playoffs breakdown: Detroit Red Wings vs....

    Pierre LeBrun

    It's a classic Original Six battle in the West finals. But the age and experience gap between the Hawks and Wings could be the difference in this series.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2009
  7. Wings surprise Bowman with Cup ring ceremony at Wrigley

    Pierre LeBrun

    CHICAGO -- Leave it to the Detroit Red Wings to add a touch of class to a big event. Wings GM Ken Holland and assistant GM Jim Nill surprised Scotty Bowman with his 2008 Stanley Cup ring before Detroit's practice Wednesday. The impromptu presentati...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2008
  8. Checking in with Mr. Mikita ... and surviving my Wrigley skate

    Pierre LeBrun

    CHICAGO -- It wasn't quite Claude Lemieux after five years away from the game, but skating for the first time in 15 months was a comeback story of my own Tuesday. Wonky knee aside, it was a thrill to hit the ice at Wrigley Field. Sure, I got a few l...

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2008
  9. We're going skating ... at Wrigley!

    Pierre LeBrun

    There are some obvious perks to being a sportswriter. We've covered the Olympics, The Masters, World Hockey Championships and, of course, the Stanley Cup finals. And this afternoon at Wrigley Field should prove to be among the career highlights. Y...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2008