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  1. Better dynasty contender: Chicago or LA?

    Craig Custance

    It's natural when a team in this era wins its second Stanley Cup in three years that the question immediately becomes about the franchise's place in history. It happened last spring when the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins to become the ...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  2. Stanley Cup favorites for 2014-15

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- It was an exhausting run. Three Game 7s and one double overtime were needed to clinch the Stanley Cup. Kings captain Dustin Brown was at a loss for words to describe the feeling. "I'm emotionally spent like I've never been before," ...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  3. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup finals: Top 10 Stanley Cup finals in the l...

    Craig Custance

    The Kings-Rangers series is such a doozy that it prompted us to rank the top 10 series from the past 20 years. ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance takes it on.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2014
  4. Boost coming for NHL data collection

    Craig Custance

    The data is coming. The kind of data the hockey community has been yearning for after seeing other sports gather it. Motion-tracking cameras in every arena that record the movements and speed of every single player on the ice are on their way in t...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  5. How the Blackhawks reload for 2014-15

    Craig Custance

    If there was a team that could repeat, it was this one. Led by Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the Chicago Blackhawks are as good as any team in the league. They know how to win in the postseason. They're deep, experienced and everything else you'd ...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  6. Gaborik on the brink of breakthrough?

    Craig Custance

    When the deal to Los Angeles was completed and Jarmo Kekalainen notified Marian Gaborik that his time with the Blue Jackets was over, the Columbus GM made an observation. "I told Marian, 'Maybe our team wasn't ready for him,'" Kekalainen said duri...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  7. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Chicago Blackhawks making the mo...

    Craig Custance

    The Blackhawks' win in Game 2 shows they are doing a better job of taking advantage of defensive lapses, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2014
  8. Breaking down the Conn Smythe race

    Craig Custance

    It must have seemed like an eternity, but the wait is almost over for Boston Bruins fans, who finally get to see their team make its 2014 postseason debut tonight against the Detroit Red Wings. It's the final first-round series to begin, and it has a...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  9. How to beat the six heavyweights

    Craig Custance

    When the playoffs begin, there will be 16 teams with Stanley Cup dreams. When you break down the rosters, health and performances of those teams, however, six stand out as the heavyweights. Pick a Stanley Cup winner from a group that includes the ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  10. Holiday gifts to fill every team's top need

    Craig Custance

    The reality of the salary cap system is that every team has flaws. You have to borrow from one area to strengthen another. General managers have tough choices to make every offseason, and as we get into trade season, it's the time of year some teams ...

    Blog | December 23, 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. 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
  13. Will the Chicago Blackhawks repeat as champions? - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance provides his reasoning for whether or not the Blackhawks will repeat as champions. He believes it could happen thanks to the return of Corey Crawford and a relatively weak Central division.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  14. 2013-14 - Los Angeles Kings' Jonathan Quick atop early U.S. goali...

    Craig Custance

    WASHINGTON -- Two things stood out from Team USA general manager David Poile's introductory news conference at U.S. orientation camp Monday morning. One, he said he expects Team USA to go to Sochi as one of the favorites to win the gold medal, a depa...

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  15. 2013-14 - Ranking top goalie tandems

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 goalie tandems, and an opposing netminder weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  16. 2013 NHL offseason - How Pacific Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance takes a look at every team in the Pacific Division and evaluates whether they are trending up, down or remaining neutral.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2013