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  1. Sabres ready for creativity in trade talks

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Florida -- Standing a few feet from million-dollar yachts on one side and a resort swimming pool on the other during a warm, gorgeous day in south Florida would be paradise for most people. For Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray, however, it di...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  2. The challenges of expansion to Vegas

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- On the way into the Boca Raton Resort conference room for the first day of the NHL's board of governors meetings, a governor was asked about Las Vegas as a potential NHL city. He smiled and joked he'd been scouting the market...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. Cap projection dip could affect free agency

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Following the trade deadline, Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was chatting with the local media and mentioned that the slumping Canadian dollar might shift next year's salary cap to $68 million, down from earlier estimates. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  4. John Tortorella talk 'rumor and speculation' -- Vancouver Canucks...

    Craig Custance

    Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis declined to comment Wednesday about the future of coach John Tortorella, whose team is suffering a free fall down the standings.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  5. GMs, execs acted fast behind the scenes

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The NHL's general managers and other league personnel were gathered at a Florida golf club for a dinner to honor former Blues GM Larry Pleau on Monday night when they were alerted that something had gone horribly wrong in Dallas. ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  6. NHL general managers recommend rules changes at meetings

    Craig Custance

    There were no sweeping rule changes recommended on Day 2 of the NHL's general managers, but the league's GMs continue to tinker. Especially when it comes to cleaning up faceoffs.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  7. How salary retention alters trade options

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- When the Columbus Blue Jackets got serious about trading Marian Gaborik and the trade deadline was closing in, there were about six teams that GM Jarmo Kekalainen considered legitimate suitors. With those six teams came a ran...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  8. NHL GMs debate OT rules, goalie interference, video replay

    Craig Custance

    Divided into three breakout groups, NHL general managers started to tackle the hot topics at this year's meetings -- changing overtime to reduce the number of shootouts, cutting down on goalie interference and expanding video replay.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  9. Bryzgalov locking in for stretch run

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- On Tuesday, when chatting about his goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren started listing all the challenges Bryzgalov faced when he made the transition from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Flyers. Besides the pre...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  10. Ilya Bryzgalov setting torrid pace in March - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that Philadelphia goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has finally settled in with the Flyers and is setting a torrid pace in March -- just in time for the team's stretch run. Plus, the debate among GMs over Alexander Radulov's potential return.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  11. Crosby's return shifts the East

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The anticipated Thursday return of Sidney Crosby impacts two opposing franchises more than any others -- the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers. Pittsburgh has suddenly pulled within four points of the stumbling Rangers whil...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  12. Sidney Crosby's return means big shift in Eastern Conference - NH...

    Craig Custance

    With the return of the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, two teams in the Eastern Conference are directly affected -- the stumbling New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers. But even they are glad to see one of the NHL's brightest stars return.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  13. New approach thins free-agent market

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- After the first session of the general managers meetings at the Boca Raton Club and Resort on Monday, Florida GM Dale Tallon was chatting about his summer plans in the continued building of the Florida Panthers into a serious play...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  14. NHL - Summer free agency looks thin as teams lock up stars

    Craig Custance

    Most NHL teams are moving aggressively to sign their own potential free agents. Craig Custance analyzes what this means for the summer marketplace.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  15. Spotlighting possible rule changes

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The rules will be debated. If you get 30 general managers into one room, break them off into small groups and charge them with improving the game, debate is inevitable. And with some of the game's best players still out with ...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  16. NHL - General managers' focus is on possible rule changes

    Craig Custance

    With the NHL's 30 general managers meeting in Florida this week, Craig Custance takes a look at three major rules issues that will dominate the discussion.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2012