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  1. 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
  2. 2013 NHL offseason - How Pacific Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance takes a look at every team in the Pacific Division and evaluates whether they are trending up, down or remaining neutral.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  3. NHL - The seven deadly sins of NHL roster construction

    Craig Custance

    Players and prospects weren't the only things savvy teams should have picked up from the 2013 trade deadline. Craig Custance points out several critical errors GMs should avoid when building their teams.

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  4. NHL - Jay Bouwmeester's postseason quest continues with the St. L...

    Craig Custance

    Since turning heads as a prospect in junior hockey, Jay Bouwmeester has always carried outsized expectations ... and his massive contract in Calgary did little to alleviate them. Now in St. Louis he continues his quest for his first playoff appearance.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  5. 10 biggest trade deadline targets -- NHL

    Craig Custance

    With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, Craig Custance identifies the top available targets.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  6. NHL - Sabres, Flyers, Wings, Wild among teams facing goalie uncer...

    Craig Custance

    As the trade deadline approaches, rumors continue to circle the Calgary crease, although those in Vancouver seem to be quieting. But throughout the NHL, there are more than a few crease situations that could be called into question in the days ahead.

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  7. NHL - Potential Western Conference compliance buyout candidates

    Craig Custance

    With the NHL including an option for teams to buyout contracts to comply with a proposed drop in the salary cap, Craig Custance examines some likely candidates in the Western Conference.

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  8. NHL -- League proposal won't trigger mass trading by cap strapped...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance breaks down the NHL's latest CBA proposal to assess the impact on teams up against the salary cap, and those with salaries stashed in the minors. The verdict? Don't expect to see a flurry of panicked trades ... not yet anyway.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  9. Lower cap could cut key players loose

    Craig Custance

    While the NHL and NHLPA struggle to decide how to split up hockey-related revenue and find a number that works for both sides, there's a number many in the game are much more interested in: next season's salary cap. Ask an NHL general man...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  10. NHL - Lower cap could promote major player movement

    Craig Custance

    As the players and owners continue to battle over the new CBA, GMs are more concerned about the potential impact on the salary cap. A lower cap, could put some big players on the market. Craig Custance examines which players could be cap casualties.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  11. NHL - Projecting Team Canada's 2014 Olympic Roster for Sochi

    Craig Custance

    With the 2012 Summer Games serving as a back drop, Craig Custance starts looking ahead to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, projecting what a possible Canadian roster might look like given an influx of young talent.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  12. 2012 NHL draft grades -- Penguins, Canadiens among top marks

    Grant Sonier and Craig Custance

    ESPN Insiders Grant Sonier and Craig Custance review each team's picks and trades to see who came out on top following the 2012 NHL entry draft in Pittsburgh.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  13. Fancy stats guiding NHL coaching hires

    Craig Custance

    When Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster narrowed his head coaching candidate list to its finalists, he made a request to Chris Snow. "Come back to me with whatever information you think is worth reviewing about these candidates," he told Snow. Snow is...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  14. Advanced stats helping to guide NHL coaching searches - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Most assumed when the Flames and GM Jay Feaster hired Bob Hartley it was due to the pair's long history together. In reality, it was largely shaped by a lengthy statistical study, a practice more and more teams are adopting in their coaching hires.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  15. Should Columbus stick with Steve Mason?

    Craig Custance

    By Michael Arace's count, there were 27 scouts in attendance for the game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Twenty-seven. It might be the best external evidence that Columbus GM Scott Howson may not...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  16. NHL - Columbus Blue Jackets digging early hole that may force the...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the Columbus Blue Jackets may be facing some hard decisions, particularly in the net, after their slow start to the season. Plus, news about the sale of the St. Louis Blues and other NHL notes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 13, 2011