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  1. Examining Datsyuk vs. Bergeron

    Craig Custance

    The shift to Detroit was supposed to free up Pavel Datsyuk. Get him away from Patrice Bergeron and allow him to work his magic. Game 3 of the first-round playoff series between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, however, turned out to be les...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  2. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Boston Bruins establish dominanc...

    Craig Custance

    If you watched only the first period of Boston's 3-0 win over Detroit on Tuesday night, you'd have a hard time imagining the Bruins losing another game in this postseason, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  3. NHL playoffs -- Daniel Alfredsson of Detroit Red Wings out for Ga...

    Craig Custance

    Detroit Red Wings veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson won't be in the lineup Tuesday for Game 3 of Detroit's first-round series against the Boston Bruins.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  4. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Detroit Red Wings won't be takin...

    Craig Custance

    In the wake of Zdeno Chara laughing off Brendan Smith, the Red Wings are determined not to take the bait and play their game, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2014
  5. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Playoffs are the next step in...

    Craig Custance

    Gustav Nyquist has adjusted and improved throughout his career, and, after helping propel the Red Wings to the playoffs, he's ready to take another step in the postseason, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Improving the NHL playoff format

    Craig Custance

    When the question was first posed to fans, the response from many was natural: Why fix something that's perfect? NHL playoff hockey is as good a product as there is. A playoff hockey game is better than anything played in March on college basketba...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  8. Letang among playoff hinge players

    Craig Custance

    Things are coming together quite nicely for the Pittsburgh Penguins as the playoffs close in, and not just because they beat their potential first-round opponent in the shootout on Wednesday night. With the impressive return of Kris Letang, the defen...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  9. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Boston Bruins versus Det...

    Craig Custance

    In their last of four matchups during the regular season, the Red Wings beat the Bruins 3-2 on April 2. The win meant the Red Wings had won three of four over the Bruins, but it didn't necessarily fill them with any false confidence. They know exactl...

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  10. The most dangerous potential wild cards

    Craig Custance

    There's going to be one upset -- at least. That's just how the NHL postseason works. It's a league of parity, plus one of these teams battling to get in will just keep on rolling against a team that's been coasting for weeks. Really, once you establi...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  11. Jarome Iginla of Boston Bruins sits vs. Detroit Red Wings with lo...

    Craig Custance

    Boston Bruins forward Jarome Iginla was scratched for Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings with a lower-body injury.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  12. Should Drouin be brought up for playoffs?

    Craig Custance

    It would have to start with an upset. Jonathan Drouin and his Halifax Mooseheads swept their way through the first round of the QMJHL playoffs in convincing fashion, outscoring Charlottetown 28-8. In those four games, Drouin racked up an impressive 1...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  13. Resetting the Eastern wild-card race

    Craig Custance

    In a hallway inside the Detroit Red Wings' dressing room is a giant white board with the complete NHL standings. The win, loss and point totals for the Red Wings are written in red marker, the rest of the league in black, with a giant red line markin...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  14. How can Teravainen impact Chicago?

    Craig Custance

    What are reasonable expectations for Teuvo Teravainen? Will Detroit make the playoffs? Which deadline deal will pay off the most in the postseason? Will the NHL ever return to Atlanta? All this and more in this week's mailbag. If you have any questio...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  15. NHL - Ryan Miller, Paul Stastny among top 25 free agents for 2014...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance takes an early look at the top 25 NHL free agents this upcoming offseason. St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller and Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny lead the list.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  16. GMs, execs acted fast behind the scenes

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The NHL's general managers and other league personnel were gathered at a Florida golf club for a dinner to honor former Blues GM Larry Pleau on Monday night when they were alerted that something had gone horribly wrong in Dallas. ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014