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  1. Stastny decision could alter Western race

    Craig Custance

    Editor's note: This column posted prior to Paul Stastny agreeing to a four-year, $28 million deal with the Blues. It's the one day a year teams that can close the gap on the NHL's best without giving up an asset outside of cap space. The prices to...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Expectations on MacKinnon's first playoffs

    Craig Custance

    DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy was a 20-year-old when he first had the opportunity to play in the NHL playoffs, backstopping the Montreal Canadiens. For reasons he can't remember now -- because he estimates he weighed about 165 pounds...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Projecting USA's 2018 Olympic roster

    Craig Custance

    There's no guarantee that NHL players will be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic games, but the impact stateside of Team USA's fourth-place finish, even if it's disappointing, makes a strong case for it. The Olympics draw the attention of casua...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  6. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano, Neil Greenberg, Corey Pronman, Robert Vollman and Ryan Schwepfinger rank every NHL team based on how well they're set up for future success.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Eliminated teams face big questions

    Craig Custance

    ANAHEIM -- The mood during Teemu Selanne's post-Game 7 interview shifted from disappointment to hope. As always, after Anaheim's last game of the season, Selanne was asked about his future. Specifically, whether the Ducks' status as a ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  9. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Anaheim Ducks, other eliminated Western teams...

    Craig Custance

    Following the Ducks' Game 7 loss, Anaheim and veteran Teemu Selanne have some big decisions to make. And they're not alone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  10. Top 5 candidates for Norris Trophy

    Craig Custance

    The official description for the Norris Trophy is the player who demonstrates the greatest all-around ability on defense. But Josh Gorges, who has been paired with Norris candidate P.K. Subban down the stretch, suggests some tweaking. "I always thin...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  11. Ryan Suter leads ranking of top 5 Norris Trophy candidates - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance ranks his top 5 candidates to win the Norris Trophy, with Minnesota's Ryan Suter at No. 1.

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2013
  12. 20 intriguing camp tour observations

    Craig Custance

    It was a trip that began in New York for the board of governors' ratification of the new CBA on Jan. 9 and concluded in Los Angeles with the Kings' championship banner raising on Jan. 19. It also included stops in Washington D.C., Minneapol...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  13. NHL -- 20 major training camp tour observations

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance reports on 20 interesting findings from his whirlwind camp tour prior to the NHL openers, starting with why he thinks Chicago goalie Corey Crawford is poised for a bounceback season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  14. 10 most important players for 2013

    Craig Custance

    With their impressive track records of success, we already have a pretty good idea of who the most productive players of the 2013 NHL season will be. But you won't find Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos or Henrik Lundqvist on the list below. For the...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  15. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- The 10 most important players of 2013

    Craig Custance

    We know about the superstars like Sidney Crosby, but seasons often swing on the pivotal players who take on new roles or carry big expectations. Craig Custance offers up 10 such players who could define their teams' fortunes in the shortened 2013 season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  16. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- Anaheim Ducks' decisions on Corey Perr...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance breaks down the looming decisions faced by the Anaheim Ducks concerning free agents-to-be Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, a storyline that will dominate the 2013 NHL season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2013