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  1. Top draft prospects at each skill

    Corey Pronman

    Mock Draft 1.0 | Top 100 draft prospects | Top 30 prospects of past three yearsOne of the challenges in describing draft prospects is the specific degree of skill a player has in a particular area. What's the difference between "solid," "good," "very...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  2. How the Kings prepare for Cup defense

    Craig Custance

    This group of Los Angeles Kings is one that seems to enjoy a challenge. Such as entering the playoffs as a No. 8 seed and winning it all, as they did in 2012. Or dropping three games to start the first round before waking up and beating the San Jose ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  3. The challenges in a Callahan deal

    Craig Custance

    New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is doing his best to make sure this doesn't become a distraction. On Friday, he made it clear that despite reports that the Rangers along with his agent were potentially shopping him elsewhere, New York was wher...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  4. Where will Tim Thomas finish the season?

    Craig Custance

    In the final moments of the second period of Florida's win Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings were trying to get a late goal to pad their two-goal lead. Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas came out to challenge a shooter who tried to beat him to the near p...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  5. Ranking the best Olympic special teams

    Craig Custance

    One of the challenges of succeeding in a short tournament like the Olympics is getting immediate success on special teams. Not only do you need to develop chemistry and timing in short order, you also have to quickly straighten out things like termin...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  6. NHL - Previewing and projecting the 2014 Team Canada hockey team

    Timo Seppa

    To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Team Canada has a vast array of star power, but has challenges to overcome in order to take home the gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  7. The challenge of RFA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    A couple years ago, a GM was asked about the contract status of one of his restricted free agents in early summer. You know how it goes, he answered, these things don't get done until training camp is close. A deadline, in this case, is a power...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  8. NHL - The challenge of RFA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    A couple years ago, a GM was asked about the contract status of one of his restricted free agents in early summer. You know how it goes, he answered, these things don't get done until training camp is close. A deadline, in this case, is a powerful th...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  9. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Blues have work cut out re-signing D-men Alex...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the St. Louis Blues' offseason blue-line challenge, writing that GM Doug Armstrong has his work cut out in upcoming contract negotiations with rising defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2013
  10. 2013 NHL Offseason - Minnesota Wild prep for summer of intrigue

    Craig Custance

    After netting Ryan Suter and Zach Parise last summer, the Minnesota Wild face a new challenge in 2013 -- advancing their team as a Cup contender despite salary cap constraints. As free agency creeps closer, priority No. 1 will be goaltending.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  11. 2013 NHL Playoffs - The impact of Justin Abdelkader's hit

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the impact of Justin Abdelkader's hit on the playoff series between the Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks.

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2013
  12. NHL - Mounting roster challenges for the Detroit Red Wings

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance dives into his mailbag to answer readers who raise concerns about the Detroit Red Wings' roster challenges, and he examines whether the Florida Panthers should select Nathan MacKinnon if they land the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NHL draft.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  13. World Junior A Challenge prospect evals

    Grant Sonier

    The World Junior A Challenge is starting to develop a reputation among NHL talent evaluators as one of the top tournaments to scout each year. While this tournament may not carry the weight of some others, like the Ivan Hlinka summer tournament or th...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  14. NHL Draft - American prospect Ryan Fitzgerald shines at World Jun...

    Grant Sonier

    Former NHL scout Grant Sonier files from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, breaking down the top draft eligible prospects skating at the recent World Junior A Challenge.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  15. NHL - Inside the Ottawa Senators' coming crease battle

    Craig Custance

    While Craig Anderson figures to have the starting job under wraps in Ottawa -- young netminders Ben Bishop and Robin Lehner figure to challenge for the right to be his successor. And Lehner's early returns in the AHL seem to give him an early lead.

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2012
  16. NHL -- Lockout hits North American goalies hard

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the ongoing NHL lockout presents unique challenges for North American goaltenders.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2012