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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. The best of what's left in free agency

    Craig Custance

    Last summer, Mason Raymond didn't sign his contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs until Sept. 23. He went on to score 19 goals and got a three-year deal with the Calgary Flames on July 1. Ron Hainsey completed his deal with the Carolina Hurricanes on ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  3. Trade grades: Ryan Kesler to Anaheim

    Craig Custance

    The deal Ducks get: Ryan Kesler, Vancouver's third-round pick in 2015 draft Canucks get: Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, the 24th overall pick in the 2014 draft and Anaheim's third-round pick in 2014 Anaheim Ducks: A The Ducks went into ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  4. NHL Awards ballots, plus 2014-15 favorites

    Craig Custance and Corey Pronman

    Aside from Cuba Gooding Jr. spicing up the proceedings with his spirited cameo during the NHL Awards Show on Tuesday night, the event went about how you would have expected. Sidney Crosby took home the Hart. Duncan Keith the Norris. Nathan MacKinnon ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  5. Rangers adjustments key to survival

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- Four games in, the familiarity between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers has heightened. With that come the adjustments. The Rangers realize the Kings play a simple, structured game, and they get a lot of pucks on net,...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  6. Ducks should target Spezza or Kesler

    Craig Custance

    It would have been a great story to have Teemu Selanne end his career on a high note, even a trip to the Stanley Cup finals. But there's no shame in losing to the Los Angeles Kings in the playoffs; a lot of great teams have done so the past few years...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Ranking postseason defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the playoffs underway, we're ranking the top playoff teams by position. On Monday, the forward groups were ranked. Today, here's the ranking of the 16 playoff defenseman groups: 1. St. Louis Bl...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Sharks, Wild, Caps face big questions

    Craig Custance

    As they closed in on the halfway point of the season, the Anaheim Ducks were threatening to run away with the Pacific Division. That's impressive because there's no fewer than three legitimate Stanley Cup picks in that division, and Vancouver's stron...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  11. Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are NHL's Odd ...

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Chicago Blackhawks cornerstones Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews face off.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  12. Who's ahead after Alfredsson's move?

    Craig Custance

    There are times when Bobby Ryan has a bit of a relapse. He forgets he's in the East, where it's not quite the struggle to advance the puck from zone to zone, where the transition game is a little bit more free-flowing. "I get to the point ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  13. NHL - Analyzing the early returns on Alfredsson, Ryan, Anaheim Du...

    Craig Custance

    It's too early to declare a final winner after Daniel Alfredsson joined the Red Wings and the Senators replaced him with Bobby Ryan, but ESPN Insider Craig Custance examines the early returns for those two teams as well as the Anaheim Ducks.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  14. Next Question: Rangers already buried?

    Craig Custance

    As someone intimately familiar with the Western Conference and now learning the Eastern, Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards was asked about the success his old conference is enjoying against its Eastern Conference counterparts to open the season. NHL....

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  15. NHL - Are the New York Rangers already buried in their new divisi...

    Craig Custance

    With the Rangers stumbling to a 2-5-0 record during their endless early road trip, have they buried themselves too deep in the standings or can King Henrik pull them back up the ranks of the Metropolitan Division?

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  16. 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