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  1. Chasing the Kings: Metropolitan Division

    Craig Custance

    The Pacific may be the home of the defending champs, and the Central may be the league's deepest and strongest division. But no division comes with more intrigue than the Metropolitan, a division where nearly every team can make the playoffs. Or not....

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Whose stock surged in Sochi?

    Craig Custance

    Every NHL owner fears an injury to his star players sent to compete in the Winter Olympics. But there's a flip side to the John Tavares scenario (a scenario that we discussed this past week). Some players are returning to the NHL this week with mo...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  4. NHL - Are the New York Rangers already buried in their new divisi...

    Craig Custance

    With the Rangers stumbling to a 2-5-0 record during their endless early road trip, have they buried themselves too deep in the standings or can King Henrik pull them back up the ranks of the Metropolitan Division?

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  5. 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
  6. The NHL's top defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    On Tuesday we explored the Top 10 forward groups in the NHL this season, but scoring alone won't win you a championship. So let's have a look at the NHL's best teams in terms of depth on defense. Chicago's depth and mobility on d...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  7. 2013-14 - Ranking the top defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 defenseman groups, and an NHL scout weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  8. Cap change could hamstring NHL's big spenders

    Craig Custance

    When Ilya Kovalchuk's contract was finally approved in the summer of 2010, the decision also meant the NHL dropped investigations into the long-term contracts for Roberto Luongo, Marian Hossa, Marc Savard and Chris Pronger. It also provided team...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  9. NHL - Salary cap change could hamstring some of NHL's biggest spe...

    Craig Custance

    With the collective bargaining negotiations ongoing, a proposed change to the salary cap could end up hamstringing some teams financially, including the Sabres, Rangers and Wild.

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  10. NHL - With Shea Weber spoken for, where Red Wings, Rangers, other...

    Craig Custance

    With Shea Weber either staying in Nashville or heading to Philadelphia, there is one more high-end defenseman off the market for 2013. Craig Custance examines the few trade and free-agent options that remain for Weber's other suitors.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  11. 2012 NHL Playoffs - New York Rangers must look to Marc Staal in G...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks at the New York Rangers' hard-working defense and how the return to form of Marc Staal may be the key in Saturday's Game 7 showdown with the Washington Capitals.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  12. Biggest Hart Trophy snubs

    Craig Custance

    If there was any shred of suspense over who will win the Hart Trophy, it was eliminated today when the finalists were announced. The Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin, Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos and New York Rangers' Henrik ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  13. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Jonathan Quick leads biggest Hart Tro...

    Craig Custance

    Following the release of the NHL's three finalists for the Hart Trophy, Craig Custance provides his list of the three players who were snubbed most by not being included.

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  14. Which suspensions, injuries hurt most?

    Craig Custance

    Supplementary discipline has become the story of the the playoffs. In Detroit last night, the Red Wings and Predators were playing in a crucial Game 4 when word spread that former Red Wings and current Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa had left on a st...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  15. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Weighing the series impact of playoff...

    Craig Custance

    With injuries and suspensions dominating the NHL's playoff storylines, Craig Custance examines which player absences have (and will hurt) the most as teams continue to chase the Stanley Cup.

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  16. Making my 2011-12 awards picks

    Craig Custance

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's the final look back at the regular season before diving into the playoffs. Every season, the Professional Hockey Writers Association is asked to vote on the biggest awards the league hands out each season, and it's ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012