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  1. Tomas Vokoun, Philipp Grubauer among backup goalies to pursue -- ...

    Rob Vollman

    Rob Vollman examines today's goalie market, and identifies which backups have valuable starting potential. He also cites the teams that could benefit from an upgrade.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  2. Redrafting the 2009 first round

    Frank Provenzano and Corey Pronman

    Continuing a tradition we began last year, we're going back five years to see how different the first round of the NHL draft would play out if GMs had the benefit of 100 percent accurate foresight as to how draft prospects would pan out. We've tasked...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  3. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA defensemen

    Victoria Matiash

    Potential fantasy impact of forward signings | Goalies Conventional hockey wisdom suggests a player on defense benefits more from experience and maturity than a forward, and that a typical NHL defenseman hits peak performance around 27 years of ag...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. NHL Daily Links - Jan. 17

    Victoria Matiash

    The Anaheim Ducks won't benefit from having Sheldon Souray in the lineup at all this season. As first reported by ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, the 37-year-old defenseman is expected to undergo season-ending wrist surgery Friday. Souray has been on the...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  5. NHL - How to fix the NHL schedule

    Frank Provenzano

    ESPN Insider Frank Provenzano breaks down all the economic and on-ice reasons why a later start to the NHL season would benefit all parties involved.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  6. NHL - Benefit of delaying entry-level deals not enticing teams in...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance explores why teams are making the decision to keep junior-eligible players in the NHL in 2013-14, and explores what will happen to players like Sean Monahan, Olli Maatta and Valeri Nichushkin.

    Blog | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  7. NHL - Big-market teams could benefit from epic 2013 draft class

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that a loaded 2013 draft class and the lockout-shortened season could affect teams' decision-making this season -- and that a big-market team has a better-than-usual chance of landing a game-changer in the draft.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  8. The versatile Chris Bigras

    Victoria Matiash

    When hoping to draw the attention of NHL scouts, there can be a downside to being too well-rounded of a player -- particularly when it comes to blueliners. Logical or not, there's inarguably some benefit to standing out as a premium, puck-moving...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  9. NHL Draft - OHL Round-up - Chris Bigras is the most well-rounded ...

    Victoria Matiash

    Victoria Matiash rounds up the action in the OHL, examining defenseman Chris Bigras of the Owen Sound Attack and monitoring the progress of several prospects who have been drafted.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  10. Team Canada's top prospects

    Corey Pronman

    Canada enters the World Juniors again as the heavy favorite, this year even more than usual. No team will benefit as much from the extra talent that would have likely been skating in the NHL regular season if there was no lockout. Players like Ryan N...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  11. NHL Draft - World Junior Championships - Breaking down Team Canad...

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman breaks down the top prospects on Team Canada ahead of the World Junior Championships.

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  12. NHL - Could a shorter schedule pay dividends for the NHL?

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks at whether an abbreviated schedule could actually have some benefit to the NHL's teams.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2012
  13. NHL - New York Islanders projections for 2012-13 season

    Timo Seppa and Craig Custance

    Hockey Prospectus and Craig Custance examine the rosters of every NHL team to see who is on the rise, who is declining and who could shine for the first time in the season ahead. Today's look is at the New York Islanders.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  14. NHL - Potential lockout "winners" and "losers"

    Craig Custance

    No one "wins" in a lockout, but there are some teams and players that are hit harder than others ... and there are a few that might benefit from some extra time off. Craig Custance surveys who might be affected more or less if the NHL shuts its doors.

    Blog | Conversation | September 11, 2012
  15. Detroit, Tampa both benefit from trade

    Craig Custance

    Ken Holland paused to consider the question for a moment. Was this his first trade with Steve Yzerman, his former captain and apprentice with the Detroit Red Wings? There was a Mattias Ritola waiver claim, but that didn't count. Yeah, Holland s...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  16. Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning benefit from three-way tra...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that while the Red Wings will benefit this season and in the long term from Tuesday's three-way trade, the Lightning are positioning themselves well for a future run at the Stanley Cup.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2012