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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. For Dan Craig, ice making runs in the family

    Pierre LeBrun

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Six years ago on the eve of the first Winter Classic, Dan Craig was easy to spot. The NHL's ice guru was the guy with dark rings under his eyes, looking as though he might pass out, pulled in every direction as he attempted to ...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  4. Washington Capitals to host Winter Classic on New Year's Day 2015...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Washington Capitals will finally get to host a Winter Classic as promised three years ago by the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Lockout life agonizing for Steven Stamkos

    Pierre LeBrun

    There won't be a Winter Classic this season, but Steven Stamkos has found his own version of it in Gary Roberts' backyard. Stamkos and a handful of other NHL players hit the outdoor rink this week at the home of the former NHL forward-turned-train...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Have a hockey rant? Send them in!

    Pierre LeBrun

    It is only a few days into the new year and already we have had the realignment plan delayed, a rematch of the Stanley Cup finals and a Winter Classic. But its Monday, so you know what that means ... it is time to vent away as the rant blog makes its...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  9. LeBrun: Winter Classic grades

    Pierre LeBrun

    Pierre LeBrun grades the 2012 Winter Classic between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers: WeatherMother Nature cooperated this time around. A year ago in Pittsburgh, rain affected the start time and the quality of the game. This year, the...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  10. Winter Classic: Brad Richards making new memories as a New York R...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Brad Richards experiment didn't last long in New York, but it's turned out pretty well, don't you think?

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2012
  11. 2012 Winter Classic: Philadelphia Flyers' Kimmo Timonen still und...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Even the spotlight of hockey's most watched television program hasn't changed the fact one of the most talented defensemen of this era -- Kimmo Timonen -- remains under the national radar.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2012
  12. Winter Classic: Philadelphia forgives Eric Lindros

    Pierre LeBrun

    Believe it or not, even time heals all wounds in Philadelphia. Unlike Santa, Eric Lindros was not booed on his return to the City of Brotherly Love.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2011
  13. Eric Lindros, Bobby Clarke finally speak

    Pierre LeBrun

    PHILADELPHIA -- He was just about to leave Citizens Bank Park on Friday en route to the Flyers' practice facility in Voorhees, N.J., when I grabbed Eric Lindros for one quick second. I had been curious about one thing: Since the news came out in O...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  14. '24/7' leaves you hungry for final installment

    Pierre LeBrun

    As opening scenes go, it's hard to beat a good ol' coach's rant. And Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette delivers a beauty to kick off Episode 3 of HBO's "24/7," a powerful way to get things going. The show opens with a steaming and...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  15. '24/7' fails to deliver with Pronger news

    Pierre LeBrun

    OK, you know you're a big deal when you're jamming with John McEnroe during your downtime. Such is the life for Henrik Lundqvist, the stylish Rangers netminder who opened Episode 2 of HBO's "24/7" Wednesday night with a glimpse of his guitar skill...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  16. Our review: First '24/7' episode picks up right where last year l...

    Pierre LeBrun

    HBO's "24/7" came out of the gates with some early fisticuffs and F-bombs to reel in the audience, but settled down to begin character development, awe you with the kind of access networks have dreamed about for decades and left you wanting more. ...

    Blog | December 15, 2011