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  1. Sophomore slump for MacKinnon?

    Craig Custance

    An NHL head coach was talking this week about the struggles of a second-year player when he was asked whether or not he believed in the concept of the sophomore slump. "I don't believe in it," he said, but then his next sentence suggested otherw...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  2. Anonymous league insiders rank the 30 starting goaltenders - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance asked 15 anonymous NHL coaches, front office executives and a goal scorer to rate every starting goalie, producing a 1-30 ranking.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2014
  3. Bruins search for right mix at right wing

    Craig Custance

    It started with a conversation this summer between Patrice Bergeron and Simon Gagne. The two played in a charity game together, and Bergeron liked what he saw from Gagne. He saw the smarts and some of the speed that led to 288 regular-season goals in...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  4. Choosing NHL's top franchise player

    Craig Custance

    The beauty of those working in hockey is that their passion for the sport runs just as high as those who cheer on the teams. It's the middle of the summer, and even while some were relaxing at a cottage or in the mountains, they took a moment to answ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. Tampa moves may signal Ehrhoff interest

    Craig Custance

    Initially unable to finalize a deal to send Sam Gagner to the Arizona Coyotes from Tampa Bay, Arizona GM Don Maloney came up with a plan with Steve Yzerman. "I said, 'I'm going to have a beer. You have a glass of wine,'" Maloney said. "If you can ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  6. The NHL's Vegas expansion plans

    Craig Custance

    Gary Bettman's recent visit to Seattle became big news when word got out he was in town. Later, he'd explain that he was just in the neighborhood, attending playoff games in California, and wanted to see exactly what the latest was with Chris Hansen'...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  7. Flyers should bring Timonen back

    Craig Custance

    So much has happened during the 2013-14 campaign in Philadelphia that the Peter Laviolette firing seems like it occurred in a different season. There was the Claude Giroux Olympic snub, then his push for the Hart Trophy. Steve Mason carried the t...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  8. Patrick Roy's risks paying off, catching on

    Craig Custance

    When coach Alain Vigneault pulled Cam Talbot on Tuesday night with 4:38 remaining and the Rangers down three goals against the Flyers, analyst Pierre McGuire wondered on the broadcast if the tactic should now be called "The Patrick Roy," with the way...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  9. Pacioretty an overlooked weapon for USA

    Craig Custance

    From the moment the Olympic teams opened their orientation camps to the moment they officially announced the rosters, the hockey world was gathering clues as to who might make each team. You'd ask Steve Yzerman about P.K. Subban and he'd deftly broad...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  10. Sharks, Wild, Caps face big questions

    Craig Custance

    As they closed in on the halfway point of the season, the Anaheim Ducks were threatening to run away with the Pacific Division. That's impressive because there's no fewer than three legitimate Stanley Cup picks in that division, and Vancouver's stron...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  11. Behind the forward pairs strategy

    Craig Custance

    NHL history is filled with forward pairs who had chemistry and success together that somehow transcended reality. Bossy and Trottier. Gretzky and Kurri. Hull and Oates. Sedin and Sedin. Play enough with one guy and it becomes second nature. In the c...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  12. Behind the forward pairs strategy - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks closer at how pairing forwards together for long periods of time help NHL teams. He speaks with Hall of Famers for reasoning, including Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille.

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  13. Career year ahead for Seguin, Eriksson?

    Craig Custance

    Tyler Seguin paid pretty close attention to the proceedings at the draft in New Jersey, because he suspected something might happen then; typically that's the time to pull off a big deal. If teams are making a big offseason trade, the draft is f...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  14. NHL - Early returns look good on Seguin-Eriksson trade

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance checks in with both sides of the Tyler Seguin-Loui Eriksson trade, arguing that both players may end up doing better in 2013-14 with their new team.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  15. How Central teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Central. How will the defending champs adapt to their new competition? Central Division Average team point total last season: 53 2012-13 playoff teams: 3 (B...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  16. 2013 NHL offseason - How Central Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Central. How will the defending champs adapt to their new competition? Central Division Average team point total last season: 53 2012-13 playoff teams...

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2013