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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Next Question: What's the fix in Philly?

    Craig Custance

    Things can change rapidly in the news cycle of the modern NHL, and on Monday we saw yet another example. Just three games into the 2013-14 season, the Philadelphia Flyers decided to part ways with head coach Peter Laviolette, installing Craig Berube ...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  8. Following Peter Laviolette firing, what Craig Berube must fix for...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the coaching change in Philadelphia and asks what new bench boss Craig Berube will need to do to right the Flyers' 0-3 ship.

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  9. NHL - Philadelphia Flyers, Peter Laviolette under pressure

    Craig Custance

    In dissecting exactly what went wrong last season, Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette was able to produce a pretty exhaustive list. "There were lots of things we needed to do better," he said when we chatted recently. "We need to stay healthi...

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  10. NHL - 2013 mock expansion draft protected teams in East

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance reveals which players in the East would be protected from being selected in a mock NHL expansion draft.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  11. The NHL's top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    There are still a few more free agents to sign and decisions to be made in training camp, but for the most part, rosters are set. So this week, we'll look at some of the best teams by position, starting today with the 10 best forward groups in t...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  12. 2013-14 NHL - Ranking the top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 forward groups, and a league talent evaluator weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  13. How Metropolitan teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Metropolitan. Is this the NHL's toughest from top to bottom? Metropolitan Division Average team point total last season: 54.3 2012-13 playoff teams: 4 ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  14. 2013 NHL offseason - How Metropolitan Division teams are trending...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  15. 2013 NHL Draft - Cory Schneider trade talks and more draft buzz

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the possibility of Vancouver trading Cory Schneider. He also provides updates from the 2013 NHL draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2013
  16. 2013 NHL offseason - Why 2014 free agents are signing now

    Craig Custance

    Recent extensions for star players have bucked the usual offseason order of events for NHL GMs. Craig Custance looks into why those deals are happening and why there will be more on the way soon.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2013