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  1. How the Conn Smythe will be won

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- Before the Stanley Cup finals, last year's Conn Smythe winner Patrick Kane had already scored 67 percent of his playoff goals. The previous year, before stopping a single shot against the New Jersey Devils, Jonathan Quick had made 75 p...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Trade grades: Marian Gaborik to the Kings

    Craig Custance

    The deal Kings get: F Marian Gaborik Blue Jackets get: F Matt Frattin, a second-round pick and a conditional third-round pick Los Angeles Kings: C- The Kings were leery of paying the hefty asking price for Thomas Vanek, in part because ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  4. 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
  5. How Columbus will use first-round picks

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- There's no on-ice component to the NHL's draft combine. No hardest-shot competition or saucer passes over obstacles. Just measurements and endurance tests and biking until you puke. And to Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalaine...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  6. 2013 NHL Draft - How Columbus Blue Jackets will use three first-r...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance takes a look at how the Columbus Blue Jackets could make use of their three first-round picks in this year's NHL draft.

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  7. 5 teams facing tough trade decisions

    Craig Custance

    It's as impressive now as it seemed improbable a month ago. The mighty Columbus Blue Jackets, with their 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks, currently reside in the No. 8 slot in the Western Conference. When March began, the Blue Jackets were 5-12-...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  8. NHL - Columbus Blue Jackets among five teams with hardest trade d...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explores five teams facing tough buy-or-sell decisions as the trade deadline approaches, topped by a Blue Jackets team that suddenly appears to be a playoff contender.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  9. An early glimpse at a mock draft

    Craig Custance

    It appears to be almost a certainty that a good team will end up in the draft lottery. The unusual circumstances of the shortened season combined with injuries, untimely losing streaks and everything else that happens over the course of a condensed s...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  10. NHL - Projecting the top 10 picks of the 2013 NHL draft

    Craig Custance

    With an early projection of the top 10 picks in June's entry draft, Craig Custance explores the possibility of some of the top prospects in the 2013 draft class being claimed by traditionally powerful teams experiencing down years at the right time.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Compliance buyout candidates in the West

    Craig Custance

    Editor's Note: Earlier this week Craig Custance looked at potential compliance buyout candidates in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. With negotiations now suggesting that each team could receive a second buyout, we revisit the list of p...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  14. NHL - Potential Western Conference compliance buyout candidates

    Craig Custance

    With the NHL including an option for teams to buyout contracts to comply with a proposed drop in the salary cap, Craig Custance examines some likely candidates in the Western Conference.

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  15. Decertification winners and losers

    Craig Custance

    So let's say this goes all the way. Let's say the NHLPA gets fed up with the lack of progress in getting a deal done and decertifies. Not as a way to scare NHL owners back to the negotiating table but to really make history in pro sports an...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  16. NHL - Winners and losers in decertification

    Craig Custance

    With decertification a possible road for the NHLPA, Craig Custance looks at who some of the winners and losers might be in a radically-altered landscape.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2012