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  1. Polling the All-Stars: Wild can rebound

    Craig Custance

    While not the most impressive of wins, the Minnesota Wild's second-half charge might have started on Tuesday night. They beat the lowly Oilers in Edmonton to begin their post All-Star break season-rescuing mission. The win also proves just how muc...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  2. Selke Trophy appears to be Patrice Bergeron's to lose - NHL

    Rob Vollman

    Coming out of the NHL All-Star break, Rob Vollman handicaps the race for the 2014-15 Selke Trophy. Will Patrice Bergeron make it three wins in four seasons? Who will mount the most serious case against him?

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2015
  3. New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens could soon be buyers on the ...

    Matthew Coller

    The NHL's four wild card slots remain hotly contested as the second half begins. Matthew Coller identifies the biggest flaw of 10 contenders for those spots, along with a potential fix in each case.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2015
  4. Identifying Stanley Cup contenders, pretenders at the midway poin...

    Sam Hitchcock

    Sam Hitchcock dives into the advanced metrics to determine whether certain upstart teams -- like the Islanders and Predators -- are legitimate Stanley Cup contenders or not.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2015
  5. Grading every team based on prospects at World Junior Championshi...

    Corey Pronman

    Following the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, Corey Pronman grades each NHL team based on the performance of its prospects that played in the event. The Jets, Sabres, Red Wings and Rangers are among the top graded teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  6. Why the Bruins have been disappointing

    Craig Custance

    Perhaps this is the game, the one that puts it all together for the Boston Bruins. After being embarrassed by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, the undermanned Bruins came out hard against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday in an impressive 5-2 win...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  7. Top 20 UFAs for 2015

    Craig Custance

    When Jason Spezza signed his four-year contract extension with the Dallas Stars worth $7.5 million per season, the initial thought was that it seemed high for a player on the downside of his career. All it took was a quick glance at the 2015 fre...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  8. Bylsma's wait might not be much longer

    Craig Custance

    When Dan Bylsma was working in the AHL and the parent club Pittsburgh Penguins needed something, he typically heard from former Penguins assistant GM Chuck Fletcher. So when he saw a phone call coming from Ray Shero, a call that led to his hirin...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  9. Why Phil Kessel-type deals involving future first-round picks are...

    Rob Vollman

    Rob Vollman writes why trading away future first-round selections -- as the Maple Leafs did to acquire Phil Kessel -- can result in more help than harm for certain NHL teams.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2014
  10. Curing the injured defensemen epidemic

    Craig Custance

    Anecdotally, it appears to be a problem. It seems like NHL defensemen are dropping like flies, especially considering that prominent defensemen like Zdeno Chara, Ryan McDonagh and Victor Hedman remain out with injuries. When McDonagh went down, ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  11. 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
  12. The NHL's least dispensable players

    Craig Custance

    The early portion of the NHL season has come with a stark reminder: If you want to survive the grind of a long season, you'd better have depth. Especially on defense. One by one, defensemen who are critical to the success of their teams are goi...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  13. Isles benefit from Boychuk's improvement

    Craig Custance

    The theory among scouts and executives regarding Nick Leddy was that once the talented 23-year-old defenseman escaped the depths of the Chicago Blackhawks' lineup, he would blossom in a bigger role. It's one of the reasons New York Islanders general ...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  14. How Bruins can get back on track

    Craig Custance

    After one period of play Wednesday night in Detroit, Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien came to a conclusion: It was the best his team had played all season. At this time of the season, the smartest coaches are more concerned with process rather th...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  15. The NHL's All-Hinge team

    Craig Custance

    Shortly after Ryan Kesler was traded to the Anaheim Ducks, he received a phone call from new teammate Ryan Getzlaf. It's what you'd expect out of a captain. Call the new guy, make him comfortable, congratulate him on his taste in teams on the no-trad...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  16. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Which NHL teams are set up for the most success in 2017-18 and beyond? According to our panel of experts, it's the Chicago Blackhawks. Check out the full list, and analysis of each team, in the Future Power Rankings.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014