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  1. Summer trending: Pacific Division

    Craig Custance

    The past two seasons the Anaheim Ducks have won consecutive Pacific Division titles, including a 116-point regular season last season that was topped only by the Boston Bruins. The postseason success hasn't been there but the team has won enough t...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. Why the Sharks' rebuild is necessary

    Craig Custance

    San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson had been so open about his offseason plans that he seemed a little surprised when he was asked for further details at the draft. "I can't be any more honest than I have been," he said. "What did I leave ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. Vanek's off-puck play becoming an issue?

    Craig Custance

    One of the interesting subplots to the Montreal Canadiens' impressive 4-3 Game 1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night is they essentially did it without Thomas Vanek. The game extended into two overtimes and yet Vanek played just 18:58 -- ...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  4. Sharks must consider a change in net

    Craig Custance

    This one is going to take a long time to get over. Up 3-0 in the series against the Los Angeles Kings, they looked like a team poised to finally break through and seriously contend for the Stanley Cup. And then came the collapse for the San Jose ...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. NHL - Custance mailbag features crazy early-season trade ideas

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance dives into his mailbag for questions on crazy early-season trade ideas, NHL expansion and the San Jose Sharks as the Oregon Ducks of the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Rivals scout the San Jose Sharks - NH...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance talks to San Jose's rivals to scout out how to beat the Sharks in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  11. 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
  12. NHL - San Jose Sharks projections for 2012-13 season

    Robert Vollman and Craig Custance

    With the 2012-13 season creeping closer, Hockey Prospectus and Craig Custance examine the rosters of every NHL team to see who is on the rise, who is declining and who could shine for the first time in the season ahead.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  13. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Time for the San Jose Sharks to rebui...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the situation in San Jose, where the Sharks must react to an early ouster as they face a future with a rapidly aging core.

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  14. In Nashville, adios for Anders Lindback?

    Craig Custance

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For teams that need to add a goalie this summer, the best options won't come through unrestricted free agency. It's in the young crop of restricted free agents where the best options reside. That's nothing new. The ...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  15. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Nashville Predators G Anders Lindback...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks at the goalie situation in Nashville and sees a backup goalie more valuable to the Predators on the trading block than on the bench behind star Pekka Rinne.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  16. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Rival coaches, players scout San Jose...

    Craig Custance

    Heading into the playoffs, Craig Custance gets the lowdown on the San Jose Sharks from rival players, coaches and scouts.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2012