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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. FA fits and flops at the midway point

    Craig Custance

    During all the Boston Bruins' internal meetings before the start of free agency, Jarome Iginla wasn't a player discussed at length at all. Really, he was hardly mentioned. So when free agency closed in, he just wasn't a guy on Boston's radar, ...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  3. Which NY team has the brightest future?

    Craig Custance

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Following his team's gutsy 3-2 shootout win over the Sharks, Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey turned to a teammate in the dressing room and concluded that the first period was as tough as any he's ever played in professional hoc...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  4. NHL -- Three key questions in wake of Thomas Vanek trade to New Y...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance analyzes three key questions in the wake of the Thomas Vanek trade to the Islanders. Did the Isles get the right player? And how long will Vanek and Matt Moulson remain with their new teams?

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  5. NHL - 2013 mock expansion draft protected teams in East

    Craig Custance

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

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Next steps for ousted East teams

    Craig Custance

    During the handshake line following the Penguins' first-round playoff series win over the Islanders, a couple of the Penguins were complimentary in their remarks to John Tavares about just how tough it was to eliminate the Islanders. Tavares s...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  10. 2013 NHL Playoffs - What's next for upstart Islanders, other East...

    Craig Custance

    Eliminated from the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Islanders, Maple Leafs, Capitals and Canadiens begin their offseasons seeking solutions and fixes for better results in 2013-14. But where do the answers lie? Craig Custance examines.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  11. NHL - St. Louis Blues heating up at the right time

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance dives into his mailbag to explain why the Blues are heating up at the right time and why the East should fear the playoff potential of the New York Islanders.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2013
  12. NHL - What's holding back the New York Islanders?

    Craig Custance

    The Islanders have been stockpiling top draft picks and feature one of the league's brightest young players in John Tavares, so why does the franchise continue to languish outside of the playoff picture? Craig Custance explores the issues for the Isles.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  13. Dan Bylsma should lead Team USA

    Craig Custance

    As we begin the one-year countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, the debates over who should represent their country will increase in volume. Colleagues Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun have already assembled their early Olympic rosters, and...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  14. NHL - Dan Bylsma should be Team USA head coach

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes how Dan Bylsma should be the top candidate to lead Team USA in the 2014 Olympics before addressing trade proposals, coaches on the hot seat and a new alternative to shootouts in his weekly mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  15. NHL - New York Islanders projections for 2012-13 season

    Timo Seppa and Craig Custance

    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. Today's look is at the New York Islanders.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  16. Evaluating trade deadline's biggest individual winners, losers - ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance assesses which individuals were the biggest winners and losers of the 2012 NHL trade deadline. Jeff Carter leads the list of those who should be pleased with how things worked out.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2012