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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Patience pays off in player development

    Craig Custance

    The Los Angeles Kings were on the ice practicing during their 2012 Stanley Cup run and Ron Hextall was sitting in the stands watching. It was clear at that point that he would run his own team someday. He'd paid his dues, put in the mileage as a scou...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  4. Ranking the postseason forward groups

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the playoffs officially underway, we're ranking all 16 playoff teams by position. Up first, we'll rank the forward groups. Note that the Corsi stats are courtesy of ExtraSkater.com, while the other s...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  5. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano, Neil Greenberg, Corey Pronman, Robert Vollman and Ryan Schwepfinger rank every NHL team based on how well they're set up for future success.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  6. NHL - 2013 mock expansion draft protected teams in West

    Frank Provenzano

    Craig Custance reveals which players in the West would be protected from being selected in a mock NHL expansion draft.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  7. Aging stars among Pacific's key themes

    Craig Custance

    The Dallas Stars included forward Radek Faksa, their first-round pick from June's draft, on their list of invitees to this week's shortened camp. It's just to give the talented Czech native a taste of the NHL experience; he'll be ...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  8. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- Jaromir Jagr, aging stars among Pacifi...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance breaks down the key themes in the Pacific Division ahead of the 2013 season. Among the most notable storylines: Jaromir Jagr leads an impressive corps of veterans in the division. How will they hold up in the short-season sprint?

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2013
  9. Compliance buyout candidates in the West

    Craig Custance

    Editor's Note: Earlier this week Craig Custance looked at potential compliance buyout candidates in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. With negotiations now suggesting that each team could receive a second buyout, we revisit the list of p...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Lockout's impact on 2013 NHL draft

    Craig Custance

    First, the good news: There have been no internal discussions as to how to handle the 2013 NHL draft order in case the lockout wipes out the entire season, according to an NHL source involved in the CBA negotiations. Even as frustration builds over a...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  12. NHL - The lockout's impact on 2013 NHL draft order

    Craig Custance

    In a scenario oddly similar to the 2005 draft that produced Sidney Crosby, a lost season may result in a lottery drawing to determine which team could land generational talent Nathan MacKinnon.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  13. Potential lockout winners and losers

    Craig Custance

    Nobody truly wins when there is a lockout. The last time around, the owners thought they got what they wanted in cost certainty and a salary cap. Now, they're fighting to change the system again from one the players would be more than happy to k...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  14. NHL - Potential lockout "winners" and "losers"

    Craig Custance

    No one "wins" in a lockout, but there are some teams and players that are hit harder than others ... and there are a few that might benefit from some extra time off. Craig Custance surveys who might be affected more or less if the NHL shuts its doors.

    Blog | Conversation | September 11, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Success in the Devils' DNA

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- The Kings were built with the classic hockey blueprint. Start from the back end and move forward. Develop a franchise goalie, then support him with a versatile defense that has a mix of high-end offensive talent with stay-at-home stead...

    Blog | June 04, 2012