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  1. Staal trade talk premature, complicated

    Craig Custance

    Let's start here: It's premature. Talk of a possible Eric Staal trade has already started and another loss by the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night won't slow it down. The Hurricanes' season is only four games old -- long enough to indicate that ...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Chasing the Kings: Atlantic Division

    Craig Custance

    The Los Angeles Kings have become the gold standard. They've won two Stanley Cups in the past three seasons, and Dean Lombardi has built a roster that is nearly flawless. On Tuesday, we identified the five characteristics that make the Kings' rost...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  5. Letang among playoff hinge players

    Craig Custance

    Things are coming together quite nicely for the Pittsburgh Penguins as the playoffs close in, and not just because they beat their potential first-round opponent in the shootout on Wednesday night. With the impressive return of Kris Letang, the defen...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  6. Is the point system debate returning?

    Craig Custance

    It's been brought up before, although without much success. At one NHL general managers meeting a couple of years after the lockout that gave birth to the shootout, the idea to give three points to a regulation win was presented. And then shot down q...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  7. NHL - Ranking all 30 teams by core of young players

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus assesses the under-23 core depth of every NHL team, and puts them into tiers based on his grades.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  8. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano, Neil Greenberg, Corey Pronman, Robert Vollman and Ryan Schwepfinger rank every NHL team based on how well they're set up for future success.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  9. NHL - Detroit Red Wings projections for 2013-14

    Matthew Coller and Corey Pronman

    Hockey Prospectus takes a look at who is trending up and who is trending down on the Detroit Red Wings for 2013-14, as well as identifying a prospect on whom to keep an eye.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  10. How Atlantic teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how NHL teams are trending in the new divisions, we examine the Atlantic, which features a handful of playoff teams and a couple of clubs on the rise. Atlantic Division Average team point total last season: 52.3 2012-13 playo...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  11. 2013 NHL offseason - How Atlantic Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- The 10 most important players of 2013

    Craig Custance

    We know about the superstars like Sidney Crosby, but seasons often swing on the pivotal players who take on new roles or carry big expectations. Craig Custance offers up 10 such players who could define their teams' fortunes in the shortened 2013 season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  13. Best, worst case for Wings' Brendan Smith

    Craig Custance

    There's no doubt seasoning in the American Hockey League is crucial to the growth of most young hockey players. When citing the virtues of the league, scouts and team executives often say the same thing: They've seen players hurt because th...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  14. NHL - Best case, worst case for Detroit Red Wings D prospect Bren...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the ceiling and floor for Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith, who will be scrutinized in the wake of Nicklas Lidstrom's retirement.

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  15. NHL prospects - Top prospects that may be traded

    Corey Pronman

    With the trade deadline creeping ever closer, Corey Pronman takes a look at some of the top prospects for likely potential buyers who could be offered up in exchange for that mythical missing piece, starting with the Detroit Red Wings.

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2012
  16. NHL prospects - New York Rangers Tim Erixon and other top prospec...

    Corey Pronman

    Injuries, trades and late-season call-ups mean we could be hearing about some of the biggest names in the AHL before long. Corey Pronman takes a look at the top prospects in the A, starting with the Rangers' Tim Erixon.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2012