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  1. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Which NHL teams are set up for the most success in 2017-18 and beyond? According to our panel of experts, it's the Chicago Blackhawks. Check out the full list, and analysis of each team, in the Future Power Rankings.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  2. Chasing the Kings: Central Division

    Craig Custance

    The champion may reside in the Pacific Division, but its biggest group of challengers is in the Central. While the Los Angeles Kings spent the summer just trying to retain their talent, on and off the ice, the clubs in the Central ramped up the aggre...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  3. Devils among top bounce back candidates

    Craig Custance

    The New Jersey Devils are so inclined to keep information in house that they didn't reveal how many years Andy Greene's contract extension was for during the announcement of his deal being signed on Wednesday. Contrast that against the Ottawa Sena...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Matching team needs with trade options

    Craig Custance

    There's a small language barrier, but that doesn't hide the personality behind new Nashville Predators starting goalie Marek Mazanec, a native of the Czech Republic. "He's a funny kid. He's really laid-back," said teammate Matt Cullen on Tuesday...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  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. Pekka Rinne in Hart Trophy discussion?

    Craig Custance

    It's not like the Nashville Predators haven't shown they're capable of scoring. Before Monday night's five-goal outburst against the Dallas Stars, Nashville also had a five-goal effort against the Colorado Avalanche and scored six...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  8. NHL - Pekka Rinne putting Predators squarely on his back

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance says Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is getting little help from his offense, but the shortened season could alleviate some wear and tear on Rinne.

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  9. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- Key themes for Detroit Red Wings, St. ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the pivotal early storylines in the Central Division, a quintet of teams that should once again be among the NHL's best. And St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock has not been idle during the lockout, looking for an edge.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  10. In defense of 'unpopular' contracts

    Craig Custance

    He needed very little prompting to jump into a passionate and well-reasoned defense. Nashville coach Barry Trotz was explained the situation: Rob Vollman, an advanced stat guru for Hockey Prospectus, polled some of the sharpest minds in the hockey st...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  11. NHL - In defense of 'unpopular' contracts

    Craig Custance

    In response to a recent poll of NHL statistical analysts, Craig Custance checks in with NHL coaches and scouts to see how they explain the big contracts issued to Paul Gaustad and Dennis Wideman.

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  12. With Suter gone, is Weber next?

    Craig Custance

    It was an option he hoped that he wouldn't have to consider. Even as the Ryan Suter negotiations dragged into the week, Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber remained hopeful that a deal would get done to keep his defensive partner in Nashville...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  13. 2012 NHL Free Agency - Impact of Ryan Suter departure on Shea Web...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the potential impact of Ryan Suter's departure on Predators captain Shea Weber.

    Blog | Conversation | July 04, 2012
  14. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Mike Green must step up to earn his m...

    Craig Custance

    Washington Capitals D Mike Green's transition to Hunter Hockey has not been a smooth one, and complicating things further is looming contract uncertainty. Can he step up as the Caps' playoff run continues?

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  15. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Nashville Predators proved they are th...

    Craig Custance

    Like every team in the Central Division, the Predators are better because of the Red Wings, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  16. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Scoring, not shooting, seems to be big...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the Red Wings have had a lot of success doing the things they want to do during their series with the Predators, except for one thing -- score.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012