Chat with Pierre LeBrun
Welcome to SportsNation! On Friday, ESPN.com NHL writer Pierre LeBrun will stop by to chat about the latest news from around the NHL.
Based in Toronto, LeBrun joined ESPN in September 2008 after spending 13 years with The Canadian Press as its national hockey columnist. LeBrun was also a contributor to Rogers Sportsnet and a regular contributor to TSN in Canada.
Send your questions now and join LeBrun Friday at 3 p.m. ET!
Pierre LeBrun (3:01 PM)
Greetings from the Kings' practice facility in El Segundo, Calif.
Hi Pierre,Any thoughts as to who will win Game 4 tonight? Chicago or Detroit?
Pierre LeBrun (3:02 PM)
I predict Detroit will win Game 4 :) LOL
Nic B (Arkasnas)
How cool is it that both the Pittsburgh Penguins and the WBS Penguins make goalie changes and ride them deep into the playoffs, with that being said do you see the Pens pulling a Staal trade with MAF it worked well this year, and who do you see coming to the Pens for him
Pierre LeBrun (3:03 PM)
Way too early to pull the chute on MAF just yet... let's see how rest of the playoffs play out first... may not be the last we've seen of him...
I thought the Rangers would have been able to generate more sustained offensive pressure without Ference and Seidenberg in the Bruins' lineup. What gives?
Pierre LeBrun (3:04 PM)
Hard for me to say, been covering Sharks-Kings out there and only catching glimpses of Bruins-Rangers.... but Rangers look beat down to me
Even if the Wild have the exact same team do you think they are alot better next year because they will actualy have some chemistry? And they will have Pominville all year. Last season they half the team was new.
Pierre LeBrun (3:07 PM)
Yes they will be better even with same linkup. Granlud, Brodin, one year older, etc... This team is growing... good times ahead
Quick Islander Question, Pierre.Which of these three players could you see Garth Snow make a play for .. Jonathon Bernier, Keith Yandle or Thomas Vanek. All fit a need, and one, two or all three of them could help them secure a playoff spot much sooner than later.Thanks,Alan
Pierre LeBrun (3:07 PM)
Certainly the Kings will be open to moving Bernier, no question. Should be decent interest in him. Not sure if the Isles are interested are not though
What is going on with Chicago? I was counting on them to knock off Detroit.
Pierre LeBrun (3:09 PM)
One thing I don't like seeing is how unglued the Hawks' top players are. They need to show composure and leadership, not whine to the officials.I said this all year long and Hawks fans hated me for it: it concerned me that Chicago entered the playoffs without having faced any adversity.
Pierre LeBrun (3:13 PM)
Hey folks, gotta cut this short, so sorry to all of you. KIngs head coach Darryl Sutter is coming out to meet the media here. Have to go.