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  1. Panthers' success starts with Luongo

    Craig Custance

    One unmistakable sign of a good goaltender is making saves and thriving regardless of the team out front. There are some goalies who put up big seasons, and it's impossible not to suspect that part of the reason is the system or the team. Then, th...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. Early playoff exit clouds Miller's future

    Craig Custance

    CHICAGO -- Ryan Miller sat alone in a corner of the visitors dressing room at the United Center, his goalie pads and equipment still on. He was approached for an interview, and shook his head. "Not right now," he said. He wanted to get his pads...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  3. Blues should let Miller sign elsewhere

    Craig Custance

    For a team with Stanley Cup aspirations, it's a disappointment. A huge one. For the second consecutive season, the reigning champs knocked the St. Louis Blues out of the playoffs in the first round. Last year, it was the Los Angeles Kings; this time ...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  4. What's changed for surging Flyers?

    Craig Custance

    The Flyers' recent West Coast tour was successful in part because of two meetings that bookended the trip. In Edmonton, coach Craig Berube gathered his team before hitting the ice for practice. The Flyers were embarking on a six-game road trip with f...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  5. Halak's impact on Blues' Cup chances

    Craig Custance

    More and more, it's looking very wise to throw out the results of last season. It was such a strange campaign, shortened by a lockout and then crammed together by the calendar. It's especially true for goaltenders. With the goalie jobs in ...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  6. NHL - Resurgence of Jaroslav Halak makes the St. Louis Blues a co...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance offers a look into the resurgence of Jaroslav Halak, who makes the St. Louis Blues a contender and is driving up his offseason price tag.

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  7. 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
  8. The NHL's top goalie tandems

    Craig Custance

    Continuing with our theme this week of assessing the best teams in the NHL at every position -- we looked at forward groups on Tuesday and defenseman groups on Wednesday -- the post today is on the men in the crease. You already know who the best go...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  9. 2013-14 - Ranking top goalie tandems

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 goalie tandems, and an opposing netminder weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  10. Are San Jose Sharks just teasing us again?

    Craig Custance

    St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was analyzing the game of his own goalie Brian Elliott, but he could have been speaking for any number of NHL goalies. Part of the reason, Hitchcock explained, that Elliott has taken so long to regain his form from...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  11. NHL - Are the San Jose Sharks contenders or not?

    Craig Custance

    Every season there comes a time when the Sharks look like world beaters ... and then the playoffs start and San Jose's season is cut short of a Cup. Can this year be any different? Craig Custance explores the question.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  12. Making the Blues' awards case

    Craig Custance

    The St. Louis Blues won again last night, this time 3-0 over the Nashville Predators. It was another shutout for Brian Elliott, giving him a franchise-record nine shutouts this season. They're leading the race for the Presidents Trophy and the N...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  13. Bishop deal thins weak goalie market

    Craig Custance

    If the St. Louis Blues picked their starting goalie this season based on training camp performance, Ben Bishop probably deserved the job. But St. Louis preferred going with the experienced Brian Elliott instead of the potential that came with the 6-f...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  14. Ottawa Senators get goalie Ben Bishop from St. Louis Blues - NHL

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance writes that the deal sending goalie Ben Bishop from the St. Louis Blues to the Ottawa Senators further thins a goalie market that was lacking an abundance of quality options to begin with.

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2012
  15. NHL - Five key contract negotiations set to resume

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explores give key contract negotiations that are set to resume after Jan. 1, including that of Shea Weber with the Nashville Predators.

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2011