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  1. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Minnesota Wild still con...

    Craig Custance

    If the Wild can be the same Wild who kept an even keel and always seemed to find a way to settle back into an effective style of play against the Avalanche, it could get interesting in this series, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 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. NHL trade deadline mailbag

    Craig Custance

    The trade deadline countdown is on, with more questions than ever on that topic as we near 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday. What are the Canucks going to get for Ryan Kesler? Do the Blackhawks need to answer the Blues? What's the most pressing need for the Ca...

    Blog | March 03, 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. Team USA roster winners and losers

    Craig Custance

    As Team USA Olympic GM David Poile went down the list of players he hated to leave off his Olympic roster, he worked in so many names that it started to sound a bit like an Oscar acceptance speech where the winner tried to cram in everyone they could...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  7. 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
  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 - Detroit Red Wings lead early free agency Day...

    Craig Custance

    With the early rush of NHL free agency in the books, Craig Custance writes that the Red Wings emerged in fine fashion after landing Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss. Meanwhile, Cup finalist Boston missed out on its early targets.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  10. 2013 NHL offseason - Why 2014 free agents are signing now

    Craig Custance

    Recent extensions for star players have bucked the usual offseason order of events for NHL GMs. Craig Custance looks into why those deals are happening and why there will be more on the way soon.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2013
  11. Paydays coming for pending finals FAs

    Craig Custance

    CHICAGO -- It was earlier in the playoffs and Marian Hossa was chatting on the morning of a game about one of the lessons he learned during the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win in 2010. After that season, Chicago had to dismantle the team to ...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  12. 2013 Stanley Cup - Nathan Horton among free agents set to cash in...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that Boston's Nathan Horton and Tuukka Rask are among the pending free agents who could cash in with new deals after the Stanley Cup because of their postseason performances.

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 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. NHL - Projecting Team USA's 2014 Olympic Roster for Sochi

    Craig Custance

    With the 2012 Summer Games serving as a back drop, Craig Custance starts looking ahead to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, projecting what a possible American roster might look like given an influx of young talent.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  15. Where Red Wings, Hawks, others turn now

    Craig Custance

    It was Chicago GM Stan Bowman who said it, but he could have been speaking for any number of general managers who were pursuing free agents Ryan Suter and Zach Parise prior to their July 4 signing with the Minnesota Wild. During a Wednesday night cha...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  16. 2012 NHL Free Agency - With Zach Parise, Ryan Suter signed, trade...

    Craig Custance

    With Ryan Suter and Zach Parise off the market, Craig Custance explores where the Red Wings, Blackhawks, Flyers and other suitors turn now in pursuit of new talent.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2012