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  1. Ranking postseason goalies

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the postseason underway, we're ranking the top playoff teams by position. On Monday, the forward groups were ranked. On Tuesday, it was the defensemen's turn. Today, here's the ranking of the goalten...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. How trades affect summer goalie market

    Craig Custance

    When the Flyers traded for Steve Mason last season at the deadline, the deal wasn't met with much acclaim. If anything, the attention given to the trade leaned negative as many were eager to point out the irony of the Flyers trading for the Blue Jack...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Schenn, Couturier remain building blocks

    Craig Custance

    In identifying all the problems piling up for the reeling Philadelphia Flyers, the dramatic trades that sent Jeff Carter and Mike Richards away are getting lumped in with other mistakes made by management. And the optics of those deals aren't g...

    Blog | October 17, 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. Can Colorado Avalanche sustain early-season success? - NHL

    Craig Custance

    There are three undefeated teams remaining in the NHL, two of which you probably expected to be at the top of the standings in San Jose and St. Louis. The other is Colorado. With their win over the Capitals on Saturday, the Avalanche improved to 5-0 ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 2013 NHL offseason - Answering questions on Ilya Kovalchuk, Pitts...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance answers questions for his offseason mailbag, weighing in on Ilya Kovalchuk, the Blackhawks' health during the playoffs and possible moves for the Penguins.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2013
  12. Is Tim Thomas next Flyers target?

    Craig Custance

    When the surprise wore off, the questions started coming fast. On Monday, Tim Thomas' agent, Bill Zito, made the announcement on Twitter that his client asked him to explore team interest around the possibility of Thomas' return to the NHL....

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  13. 2013 NHL free agency - Is Tim Thomas next Philadelphia Flyers tar...

    Craig Custance

    With the 48-hour negotiating window opening, Tim Thomas could be one of the most intriguing options to teams. Craig Custance takes a look at where he could land, starting with Philadelphia.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  14. NHL 2013 Free Agency - Top 35 Free Agents Rankings

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance evaluates the top 35 free agents in the 2013 class, with Vinny Lecavalier leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  15. NHL - Kris Letang, Roberto Luongo among top trade candidates

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance gives 10 big names who could be moved over the weekend, including Kris Letang and Roberto Luongo.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  16. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Blues have work cut out re-signing D-men Alex...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the St. Louis Blues' offseason blue-line challenge, writing that GM Doug Armstrong has his work cut out in upcoming contract negotiations with rising defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2013