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  1. Valuing leadership in the age of analytics

    Craig Custance

    Like any red-blooded human about to make his NHL debut, Jason Demers had nerves going into his first game. Five years and 305 NHL games later, he still recalls the impact of former San Jose Sharks teammate Rob Blake, who helped calm Demers down back ...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  2. What does success look like in Pittsburgh?

    Craig Custance

    The Friday mailbag is back -- the surest sign that the hockey season is nearly upon us. As always, your participation in making this one of the most enjoyable parts of my week is greatly appreciated. The questions are often better than the answers, w...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  3. 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
  4. NHL - Claude Giroux among 10 biggest disappointments of the 2013-...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance identifies the 10 biggest disappointments of the 2013-14 NHL season thus far, and assesses whether they can turn things around.

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  5. 2013 NHL offseason - Answering questions on Ilya Kovalchuk, Pitts...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance answers questions for his offseason mailbag, weighing in on Ilya Kovalchuk, the Blackhawks' health during the playoffs and possible moves for the Penguins.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2013
  6. NHL 2013 Free Agency - Top 35 Free Agents Rankings

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance evaluates the top 35 free agents in the 2013 class, with Vinny Lecavalier leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  7. Goalie changes ahead?

    Craig Custance

    There won't be a team more relieved to see next week's trade deadline come and go than the Calgary Flames. It's bad enough that their captain and face of the franchise is the crown jewel of trade deadline rentals, but now the focus has...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Bryzgalov locking in for stretch run

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- On Tuesday, when chatting about his goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren started listing all the challenges Bryzgalov faced when he made the transition from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Flyers. Besides the pre...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  10. Ilya Bryzgalov setting torrid pace in March - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that Philadelphia goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has finally settled in with the Flyers and is setting a torrid pace in March -- just in time for the team's stretch run. Plus, the debate among GMs over Alexander Radulov's potential return.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  11. Pressing questions for the stretch run

    Craig Custance

    For the last month, the biggest questions in the NHL centered around the trade deadline. The trade rumors were passed from star player to star player, starting with Bobby Ryan and ending with Rick Nash. At one point, I joked with Ryan Suter, sugge...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  12. NHL - Pressing questions for the stretch run

    Craig Custance

    As the trade deadline dust settles, Craig Custance surveys the league to see which lingering questions will be answered in the month to come.

    Blog | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  13. Flyers in the market for defensemen

    Craig Custance

    It was exactly the kind of game Chris Pronger would have loved. An intense battle against an elite opponent he's played against for high stakes many, many times. Watching the Philadelphia Flyers go toe to toe with the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  14. Philadelphia Flyers looking to trade for more defensemen - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has some decisions to make, writes Craig Custance in his look at how Philadelphia approaching this year's trade deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  15. Issues at stake in CBA showdown

    Craig Custance

    In the last year, three of the four major professional sports agreed on new collective bargaining agreements after intense negotiations. Now, it's the NHL's turn. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has consistently said he doesn't expect C...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  16. Looking at the issues at stake in the NHL's CBA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the biggest issues at stake in the upcoming CBA negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2012