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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Why Patrick Kane thrives in high-pre...

    Craig Custance

    NHL players can tell when their teammates are nervous. Even at the highest level, when the Stanley Cup is on the line, guys can spot the player who is just trying to get through a shift without making a mistake. They can spot the guy who probably doe...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Hart Trophy chasers close in on Crosby

    Craig Custance

    It wasn't one of those games where goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky strapped the Columbus Blue Jackets to his back and carried them to two points, but last night's 4-3 win in San Jose was his 19th of the season. And it was another tight game. ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  8. Can Sidney Crosby hold on to Hart Trophy lead? -- NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the unlikely playoff charge of the Columbus Blue Jackets has created a new challenger in the Hart Trophy race.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  9. 5 teams facing tough trade decisions

    Craig Custance

    It's as impressive now as it seemed improbable a month ago. The mighty Columbus Blue Jackets, with their 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks, currently reside in the No. 8 slot in the Western Conference. When March began, the Blue Jackets were 5-12-...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  10. NHL - Columbus Blue Jackets among five teams with hardest trade d...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explores five teams facing tough buy-or-sell decisions as the trade deadline approaches, topped by a Blue Jackets team that suddenly appears to be a playoff contender.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  11. A glimpse into the new Blue Jackets GM

    Craig Custance

    For T.J. Oshie, it was an eye-opener. He'd just graduated high school and was going through the gauntlet of pre-draft talks with NHL teams when he met Jarmo Kekalainen during an interview with the St. Louis Blues. The new Columbus Blue Jackets...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  12. NHL - A glimpse into new Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalaine...

    Craig Custance

    For prospective draft picks of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the interview process just got a lot more daunting. Just ask some of the Blues drafted by new Jackets' GM Jarmo Kekalainen. Plus, this week's mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  13. 10 most important players for 2013

    Craig Custance

    With their impressive track records of success, we already have a pretty good idea of who the most productive players of the 2013 NHL season will be. But you won't find Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos or Henrik Lundqvist on the list below. For the...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  14. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- The 10 most important players of 2013

    Craig Custance

    We know about the superstars like Sidney Crosby, but seasons often swing on the pivotal players who take on new roles or carry big expectations. Craig Custance offers up 10 such players who could define their teams' fortunes in the shortened 2013 season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  15. NHL - What would league look like if every player was suddenly a ...

    Craig Custance

    Should the CBA talks break down there's a chance every existing contract could be voided, making every player a free agent. What would that world look like? Who would be the top targets? How much would they earn? Craig Custance explores with an NHL exec.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  16. Decertification winners and losers

    Craig Custance

    So let's say this goes all the way. Let's say the NHLPA gets fed up with the lack of progress in getting a deal done and decertifies. Not as a way to scare NHL owners back to the negotiating table but to really make history in pro sports an...

    Blog | December 03, 2012