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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. NHL - Top prospects for Carolina Hurricanes, Boston Bruins shine ...

    Grant Sonier

    ESPN Insider's Grant Sonier sizes up the talented prospects on the ice in Halifax for the Canada-Russia Challenge, featuring some of the NHL's top drafted prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  11. Vancouver Canucks need more from Henrik Sedin - NHL

    Neil Greenberg

    Henrik Sedin has been in a scoring slump, and with brother Daniel now sidelined, the Canucks need to rely on Henrik even more. In order to get back on track, he'll need to start shooting more.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  12. Ken Holland, David Poile and the Central division GM rankings - N...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang continues his series of ranking the NHL's general managers by their drafting prowess. Today, the Central division is up, and Detroit's Ken Holland leads the way.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  13. Ilya Bryzgalov setting torrid pace in March - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that Philadelphia goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has finally settled in with the Flyers and is setting a torrid pace in March -- just in time for the team's stretch run. Plus, the debate among GMs over Alexander Radulov's potential return.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  14. St. Louis Blues may make more changes after Davis Payne firing

    Craig Custance

    After Davis Payne's first head-coaching job was cut short Sunday, the message in St. Louis is clear: Players must perform under new coach Ken Hitchcock, or they, too, could be heading out of town.

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  15. NHL - Lengthy early-season road trips present challenges for Rang...

    Craig Custance

    The Rangers and Lightning seem to be scuffling out of the gates, and lengthy road trips are not helping, writes Craig Custance. Plus, notes from around the league, including Steve Yzerman's thoughts on Detroit possibly joining the Southeast Division.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2011
  16. NHL - Nashville Predators projections for 2011-12 season

    Rob Vollman and Corey Pronman

    Next up in the Summer Skate series is the Nashville Predators, a team that is coming off a successful season but is now faced with the challenge of returning to the playoffs after losing a handful of core players.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2011