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  1. Summer trending: Metro Division

    Craig Custance

    Mikhail Grabovski has long had fans in the advanced stats community. He's a guy who drives possession on bad possession teams, which earns him points in the world of analytics. New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano was won over by Grabovski and cl...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Top 10 draft classes of the past 10 years

    Craig Custance

    There's a theory in hockey when it comes to the draft. Get two NHL players out of a draft class and you're doing pretty well. Hit on three and you're ahead of the game. Four? You could be building a dynasty if they're impact players. Teams that mi...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. Debate: What's going on with bizarro Pens?

    Scott Burnside and Craig Custance

    Scott Burnside and Craig Custance weigh in on the Penguins' hiring of Jim Rutherford as GM and the firing of coach Dan Bylsma. BURNSIDE: Craig, big news out of Pittsburgh on Friday with the announcement that Jim Rutherford, the classy former GM of...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  4. Top candidates to replace Bylsma

    Craig Custance

    Jim Rutherford wasted no time making the change, mercifully letting Dan Bylsma go as his first course of action as the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins. It won't take long for Bylsma to find a job, if that's what he wants to do. The ...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  5. Top 25 trade targets

    Craig Custance

    We can speculate. We can look at pending unrestricted free agents and make educated guesses. We can talk to those running teams and sense an appetite to make more "hockey trades" than usual. Still, until the NHL's trade deadline expires on March 5...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  6. Whose stock surged in Sochi?

    Craig Custance

    Every NHL owner fears an injury to his star players sent to compete in the Winter Olympics. But there's a flip side to the John Tavares scenario (a scenario that we discussed this past week). Some players are returning to the NHL this week with mo...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  7. Holiday gifts to fill every team's top need

    Craig Custance

    The reality of the salary cap system is that every team has flaws. You have to borrow from one area to strengthen another. General managers have tough choices to make every offseason, and as we get into trade season, it's the time of year some teams ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  8. NHL - 5 questions for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2013-14

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance examines five key questions the Carolina Hurricanes are facing heading into the 2013-14 season.

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  9. Young stars shine at prospect tourneys

    Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano and Corey Pronman

    As the NHL convened across North America for a slew of prospect tournaments, Insider's hockey writers followed suit, attending tourneys in Michigan, Florida and Ontario to get a glimpse of some of the league's future stars. Below are their ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  10. NHL - Prospect tournament notes

    Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano and Corey Pronman

    Dispatches from ESPN Insider's hockey writers from recent prospect tournaments, where top young players like Jack Campbell, Seth Jones and Elias Lindholm were on display.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  11. How Metropolitan teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Metropolitan. Is this the NHL's toughest from top to bottom? Metropolitan Division Average team point total last season: 54.3 2012-13 playoff teams: 4 ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL offseason - How Metropolitan Division teams are trending...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  13. 2013 NHL offseason - Tim Thomas among best free agents still on t...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the five best free agents still looking for a landing spot this offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  14. 2013 NHL draft - Grading draft day trades

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance passes out his evaluations of all the trades made on draft day. How did the Vancouver Canucks score after shipping Cory Schneider to New Jersey?

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2013
  15. 5 teams facing tough trade decisions

    Craig Custance

    It's as impressive now as it seemed improbable a month ago. The mighty Columbus Blue Jackets, with their 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks, currently reside in the No. 8 slot in the Western Conference. When March began, the Blue Jackets were 5-12-...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  16. NHL - Columbus Blue Jackets among five teams with hardest trade d...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explores five teams facing tough buy-or-sell decisions as the trade deadline approaches, topped by a Blue Jackets team that suddenly appears to be a playoff contender.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2013