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  1. Trade Grade: Vermette to the Blackhawks

    Craig Custance

    The deal Blackhawks get: Antoine Vermette Coyotes get: Klas Dahlbeck, Blackhawks' first-round pick in 2015 Chicago Blackhawks: B GM Stan Bowman took full advantage of the additional cap space created by Patrick Kane's injury in adding ...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  2. Trade Grade: Timonen to Blackhawks

    Craig Custance

    The deal Blackhawks get: Kimmo Timonen Flyers get: Blackhawks' second-round pick in 2015, conditional fourth-round pick in 2016. If the Blackhawks win two rounds in the playoffs and Timonen plays in 50 percent of the games, the pick becomes a thi...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  3. 'Hockey trades' more likely as rentals thin

    Craig Custance

    And just like that, the rental trade market has thinned out considerably. On Tuesday, the trade for Sean Bergenheim helped set the price for a rental, with the Florida Panthers getting a third-round pick while shipping a seventh-rounder to the ...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  4. With Kane hurt, Blackhawks need to add

    Craig Custance

    It was one fluke moment that could change the top of the playoff race in the Western Conference. Florida's Alex Petrovic was called for a crosscheck on the hit that sent Patrick Kane into the boards, and Chicago Blackhawks fans into full panic mode, ...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  5. Bruins win, but may still add at deadline

    Craig Custance

    The road trip could have been an absolute disaster. One more loss and the Bruins would have been in full crisis mode arriving back in Boston. The Bruins didn't mind how they played Friday against the Blues -- but it was a 5-1 loss. Nobody wants ...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  6. Anders Lee surging into Calder race

    Craig Custance

    For a brief moment on Thursday, New York Islanders rookie Anders Lee caught up to Nashville's Filip Forsberg for the rookie goal-scoring lead before Forsberg scored against the Jets. It likely won't be the last time Lee pushes himself to the top...

    Blog | February 13, 2015
  7. Chicago's latest trade subtle, yet strong

    Craig Custance

    Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman was chatting about the franchise's use of analytics for ESPN The Magazine's coming analytics issue when the topic of using advanced stats for trade analysis came up. Bowman is always careful about revealing too mu...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  8. Reality check on mumps' impact

    Craig Custance

    It was a Friday morning in early November when Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin woke up with the swollen face that's become all too common right now around the NHL. He suspected the problem might be mumps, since teammate Corey Perry ha...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  9. Despite results, Devils support DeBoer

    Craig Custance

    Following Saturday's loss to the Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer didn't mince words in his assessment of the game. He pointedly explained that the Capitals' power play was better than the Devils' power play. And that th...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  10. Top 20 UFAs for 2015

    Craig Custance

    When Jason Spezza signed his four-year contract extension with the Dallas Stars worth $7.5 million per season, the initial thought was that it seemed high for a player on the downside of his career. All it took was a quick glance at the 2015 fre...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  11. Richards' growing impact for Blackhawks

    Craig Custance

    It was a milestone event for Brad Richards. Game No. 1,000 came in Chicago on Sunday against the Dallas Stars and was an opportunity for reflection and to get his family together to appreciate a long and outstanding career. But Richards wants to...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  12. 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
  13. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Which NHL teams are set up for the most success in 2017-18 and beyond? According to our panel of experts, it's the Chicago Blackhawks. Check out the full list, and analysis of each team, in the Future Power Rankings.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  14. Ranking the top 10 defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    The ideal defense no longer is about matching a puck mover with a stay-at-home defenseman on each pairing. The best teams still have a physical, defensive defenseman around to take care of business when necessary, but the league is skewing toward def...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  15. Ranking the top 10 forward groups

    Craig Custance

    The final opening-night rosters turned in by NHL teams Tuesday showed a continued evolution at forward. The notion of a top six and bottom six is starting to disappear. The best teams have three skilled lines that are almost interchangeable and a fou...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  16. Anonymous league insiders rank the 30 starting goaltenders - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance asked 15 anonymous NHL coaches, front office executives and a goal scorer to rate every starting goalie, producing a 1-30 ranking.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2014