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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. What does success look like in Pittsburgh?

    Craig Custance

    The Friday mailbag is back -- the surest sign that the hockey season is nearly upon us. As always, your participation in making this one of the most enjoyable parts of my week is greatly appreciated. The questions are often better than the answers, w...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Johansen decision looms for Columbus

    Craig Custance

    It was an historic campaign for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Their first playoff win. Their first playoff win at home. The first year Columbus fans could legitimately feel confident that the pieces were in place from top to bottom for sustained success...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. The Avs and trading the No. 1 pick

    Craig Custance

    It's 1999, and Rick Dudley is sitting in his Tampa Bay office, looking over the Lightning's depth of organizational talent on his first day on the job. The conclusion isn't promising. He estimated that he had three players who could c...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  10. Big decisions coming for Pens, Malkin

    Craig Custance

    It seemed so much easier to diagnose a year ago. The Philadelphia Flyers were the archrival who threw the Pittsburgh Penguins off their game and got to goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Discipline and goaltending -- those were easy problems to solve. Or...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  11. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Big decisions coming for Evgeni Malkin, Pitts...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that, after the Pittsburgh Penguins' playoff exit, GM Ray Shero has some big decisions to make -- starting with what to do with star center Evgeni Malkin.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2013
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. NHL - The seven deadly sins of NHL roster construction

    Craig Custance

    Players and prospects weren't the only things savvy teams should have picked up from the 2013 trade deadline. Craig Custance points out several critical errors GMs should avoid when building their teams.

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  15. Bouwmeester continues quest with Blues

    Craig Custance

    St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester approaches the beginning of every season the same. A fresh start. The disappointments of the previous season forgotten. The focus is forward, on building toward the next game. Along the way, the time begin...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  16. NHL - Jay Bouwmeester's postseason quest continues with the St. L...

    Craig Custance

    Since turning heads as a prospect in junior hockey, Jay Bouwmeester has always carried outsized expectations ... and his massive contract in Calgary did little to alleviate them. Now in St. Louis he continues his quest for his first playoff appearance.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013