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  1. 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
  2. Checking in on key impending RFAs

    Craig Custance

    There are really two schools of thought when it comes to signing your restricted free agents early, like the Minnesota Wild did over the weekend with Jonas Brodin. Once you're confident you know what you have in a player, like the Wild are with their...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  3. Ten players worth reaching for in fantasy

    Craig Custance

    For whatever reason, there's typically a divide between traditional hockey writing and fantasy writing. The church-and-state attitude means fantasy writers get all the fun when it comes to making draft cheat sheets, Top 300 rankings and all the lists...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  4. Team USA roster winners and losers

    Craig Custance

    As Team USA Olympic GM David Poile went down the list of players he hated to leave off his Olympic roster, he worked in so many names that it started to sound a bit like an Oscar acceptance speech where the winner tried to cram in everyone they could...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  5. Players whose Olympic stock is rising

    Craig Custance

    On Tuesday, in a conference room at the NHL offices in Toronto, the brain trust charged with building the Team USA Olympic roster sat down to discuss who was rising and falling in the eyes of those making the final choices. For a good three hours, Am...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  6. Will the Blackhawks repeat as champions?

    Craig Custance

    The 2013-14 Blackhawks will be an absolutely fascinating team. Because if there's one thing we know with a near certainty, it's that championship teams don't repeat during the salary cap era. It's just too hard. Sometimes it&#039...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  7. Will the Chicago Blackhawks repeat as champions? - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance provides his reasoning for whether or not the Blackhawks will repeat as champions. He believes it could happen thanks to the return of Corey Crawford and a relatively weak Central division.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  8. The NHL's top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    There are still a few more free agents to sign and decisions to be made in training camp, but for the most part, rosters are set. So this week, we'll look at some of the best teams by position, starting today with the 10 best forward groups in t...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  9. 2013-14 NHL - Ranking the top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 forward groups, and a league talent evaluator weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  10. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Chicago Blackhawks better positioned than Bos...

    Craig Custance

    A repeat, particularly after a very short summer, would be a lot to ask. But Craig Custance explains why he thinks the Blackhawks have a better shot to return to the Stanley Cup finals than the Bruins in 2013-14.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  11. Best and worst case for Brandon Saad

    Craig Custance

    On Friday, members of the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks team that won the Stanley Cup will be reuniting in a game for charity. It's a fun event that should raise money for a good cause but it's also a sad reminder for Blackhawks fans of just how good that ...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  12. Best, worst case for Brandon Saad

    Craig Custance

    On Friday, members of the 2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks team that won the Stanley Cup will be reuniting in a game for charity. It's a fun event that should raise money for a good cause, but it's also a sad reminder for Blackhawks fans of just ...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  13. NHL -- Best and worst case for Chicago Blackhawks prospect Brando...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines Blackhawks prospect Brandon Saad, a player who could become the steal of the 2011 draft ... if he can find a consistently high effort level.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  14. Teams, rookies facing fork in the rink

    Craig Custance

    When he got the call into an office to talk to Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville, Brandon Saad suspected his NHL dream would be put on hold. The second-round pick from June's draft beat the odds and made the Chicago Blackhawks out of training cam...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  15. NHL teams must soon make a decision on the 2011-12 fate of their ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that NHL teams must soon make critical decisions on their rookies, deciding to keep them in the NHL or send them down to juniors. Plus notes on a safety issue, James Wisniewski's return and Tim Connolly.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  16. NHL - After Taylor Fedun's injury, the NHL's icing rule needs to ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that recurring injuries have increased the discussions regarding changes to the icing rule, and some GMs would like to see it. Plus, Drew Doughty's contract could help Ryan Suter, the rise of Brandon Saad, and NHL folks on Twitter.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2011