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  1. 2014 Stanley Cup finals: Los Angeles Kings Drew Doughty and Jeff ...

    Pierre LeBrun

    Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter join the rare club of those who have won an Olympic gold medal and a Stanley Cup in the same year, Pierre LeBrun writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2014
  2. Brown-Kesler-Kane reunited -- for now

    Pierre LeBrun

    SOCHI, Russia -- Ryan Kesler and Patrick Kane were reunited Monday at Team USA's first practice, a duo that finished the 2010 Olympic tournament together. Dustin Brown completed that line Monday, making a trio that meshes physical skill, two-way p...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  3. Kessel nervous for Sochi, but still honored

    Pierre LeBrun

    One by one, Sochi-bound NHLers are voicing their excitement mixed with concern over the approaching Olympics. The pride of playing for one's country is balanced by the nagging fear of reports out of Russia regarding possible security threats. I wa...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Life after Sochi could be struggle for stars

    Pierre LeBrun

    There's certainly an amount of pride attached to the fact that you're an NHL team sending the most Olympians to Sochi. That can only signal that you've got a lot of good players on your team. But there's also the cold reality of what that entai...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  6. 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
  7. We bring you Canada's second squad

    Pierre LeBrun

    The parity in international hockey has never been greater. So despite all its talent, Team Canada isn't an overwhelming favorite to win gold in Sochi -- but it is certainly among the favorites along with Russia, Sweden and the United States, in parti...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  8. Fehr signs off on moving Olympic deadline

    Pierre LeBrun

    Rene Fasel was caught between a rock and a hard place and, in the end, he split the difference. The IIHF president stood firm during meetings with hockey federations Tuesday that the Dec. 31 deadline to submit Olympic rosters would not budge, tell...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  9. Rumblings: Olympic deadline and trade talk

    Pierre LeBrun

    IIHF President Rene Fasel stood firm during an IIHF council meeting Tuesday in Zurich that the Dec. 31 Olympic roster deadline would not be altered, a source told ESPN.com. Top European countries such as Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Repub...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  10. Controversy brewing over Olympics rosters

    Pierre LeBrun

    Are the Olympic roster rules changing at the 11th hour? No, says the NHL, but reports out of Russia during the past week are sending a different message. Again on Monday, eyebrows were raised with this tweet, with the head of Russian hockey, th...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  11. Rumblings: GMs likely to address fightning

    Pierre LeBrun

    There was likely to be a fighting discussion at next week's NHL general managers meeting in Toronto, but the mini-brawl Friday night in Philadelphia probably cemented it. While nothing is finalized yet in terms of what GMs will discuss with the le...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  12. Is this Saku Koivu's last visit to Montreal?

    Pierre LeBrun

    Some relationships between players and fans are about more than just hockey. In the case of Anaheim's Saku Koivu, his battle with cancer in 2001-02 left a permanent connection to the city of Montreal and its passionate hockey fans. His return to t...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  13. Justin Faulk thinking (and hoping for) Sochi

    Pierre LeBrun

    Justin Faulk is off to a solid start to the season, entering the weekend with five assists in eight games while leading all Hurricanes in ice time at 25:02 per game. They're tough minutes too, with Faulk matching up every night against the other t...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  14. Cam Ward motivated by Team Canada snub

    Pierre LeBrun

    TORONTO -- It is easy to forget that Cam Ward is only 29 years old. After years of people lumping him in with the game's elite netminders, lately he's no longer mentioned in the same breath due to people seemingly thinking he's no longer in his pr...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  15. With P.K. Subban, must take good with bad

    Pierre LeBrun

    It was my TSN colleague and former NHL winger Mike Johnson who summed it up best on Thursday when discussing P.K. Subban, saying he's one of the most polarizing players in the NHL. The latest debate about Subban surfaced after his late-game penalt...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  16. Canada's no-ice practices a success

    Pierre LeBrun

    CALGARY, Alberta -- Team Canada wrapped up its three-day Olympic camp with more "walk-through" practices Tuesday, and, while it has been unusual to see the players in ball-hockey mode on the covered ice, the innovative approach was a winner with the ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013