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  1. The next generation of franchise players

    Craig Custance

    Last week, we shared the results of a poll asking people around hockey the five players they'd pick if they were starting from scratch. It was a fascinating exercise, with Jonathan Toews edging Sidney Crosby for the top spot. Naturally, not everyo...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  2. Flyers should bring Timonen back

    Craig Custance

    So much has happened during the 2013-14 campaign in Philadelphia that the Peter Laviolette firing seems like it occurred in a different season. There was the Claude Giroux Olympic snub, then his push for the Hart Trophy. Steve Mason carried the t...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Flyers emerging as dark-horse contender

    Craig Custance

    There's a belief that the Philadelphia Flyers would be among the last teams the Pittsburgh Penguins want to face in the first round (or any round) of the Eastern Conference playoffs. That theory was bolstered this weekend. The Flyers swept a home-...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  6. Projecting Canada's 2018 Olympic roster

    Craig Custance

    Just when you think the world is catching up to the Canadians in hockey, they make a statement like they did in winning gold in Sochi. Dominating performances against Team USA and Sweden earned Team Canada its second consecutive Olympic men's hockey ...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  7. What is San Jose's deadline strategy?

    Craig Custance

    What should we expect from San Jose at the deadline? What's the timeline for expansion? Is Ryan Miller or Ryan Callahan more of a need for St. Louis? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, ...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  8. 2014 Winter Olympics -- Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay Lightning not...

    Craig Custance

    Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos has not yet been cleared to play and will not take the ice for Team Canada at the Winter Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014
  9. Ranking the best Olympic forward groups

    Craig Custance

    At least Steve Yzerman made it interesting. He could have put Claude Giroux and Martin St. Louis on Team Canada, and there really wouldn't be anything to debate. Sure you could nitpick about the third goalie or perhaps the exclusion of James Neal...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  10. Ten predictions for the second half

    Craig Custance

    We'd be willing to forgive a little rust. You would expect that a goalie who misses significant time to injury would need a period -- or even a full game -- to get the timing back. Yet twice this week we've seen two of the best goalies in the game dr...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  11. What's changed for surging Flyers?

    Craig Custance

    The Flyers' recent West Coast tour was successful in part because of two meetings that bookended the trip. In Edmonton, coach Craig Berube gathered his team before hitting the ice for practice. The Flyers were embarking on a six-game road trip with f...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  12. The NHL's 10 biggest disappointments

    Craig Custance

    It's become a Twitter inevitability. When a player scores his first goal of the season, as Tom Wilson did Tuesday night in the Capitals' blowout of the Islanders, at least one fan of the team excitedly points out that the player now has one...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  13. NHL - Claude Giroux among 10 biggest disappointments of the 2013-...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance identifies the 10 biggest disappointments of the 2013-14 NHL season thus far, and assesses whether they can turn things around.

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  14. Early-season surprises in the NHL

    Craig Custance

    Who are the most underrated and overrated players in the NHL this season? What would it take to land Thomas Vanek? Should the Penguins make a run at Ryan Miller? All this and more in the Friday mailbag this week. And remember, if you want to send in ...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  15. NHL - Custance mailbag on overrated players, surprise teams

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance grabs the best questions from his mailbag this week, including which teams have been early-season surprises, the most overrated and underrated players in the league and another potential expansion team location.

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  16. NHL - Examining the growth of Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier

    Craig Custance

    While the trades that sent Mike Richards and Jeff Carter away from Philadelphia don't look great right now, Craig Custance explores why there's hope for the future with Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2013