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  1. Trade Grades: James Neal to Nashville

    Craig Custance

    The deal Predators get: James Neal Penguins get: Patric Hornqvist, Nick Spaling Nashville Predators: B Predators GM David Poile needed to upgrade his offense under new head coach Peter Laviolette, and landing James Neal certainly does...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  2. Where Vigneault makes his biggest impact

    Craig Custance

    New York Rangers defenseman John Moore paused to find the right answer. He was asked to recall a moment the Rangers experienced that would exemplify the way they played under coach Alain Vigneault -- one they might not have made with a different man ...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Chicago Blackhawks better positioned than Bos...

    Craig Custance

    A repeat, particularly after a very short summer, would be a lot to ask. But Craig Custance explains why he thinks the Blackhawks have a better shot to return to the Stanley Cup finals than the Bruins in 2013-14.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. NHL - New York Rangers face decisions on trade, coaching fronts

    Craig Custance

    The Rangers were supposed to be Stanley Cup contenders and instead they're sputtering out of the playoff race. As the trade deadline approaches, Craig Custance examines some of the key options available to them.

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  12. Lockout's impact on 2013 NHL draft

    Craig Custance

    First, the good news: There have been no internal discussions as to how to handle the 2013 NHL draft order in case the lockout wipes out the entire season, according to an NHL source involved in the CBA negotiations. Even as frustration builds over a...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  13. NHL - The lockout's impact on 2013 NHL draft order

    Craig Custance

    In a scenario oddly similar to the 2005 draft that produced Sidney Crosby, a lost season may result in a lottery drawing to determine which team could land generational talent Nathan MacKinnon.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  14. NHL - Potential lockout "winners" and "losers"

    Craig Custance

    No one "wins" in a lockout, but there are some teams and players that are hit harder than others ... and there are a few that might benefit from some extra time off. Craig Custance surveys who might be affected more or less if the NHL shuts its doors.

    Blog | Conversation | September 11, 2012
  15. NHL - Projecting Team Canada's 2014 Olympic Roster for Sochi

    Craig Custance

    With the 2012 Summer Games serving as a back drop, Craig Custance starts looking ahead to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, projecting what a possible Canadian roster might look like given an influx of young talent.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  16. 2012 NHL draft grades -- Penguins, Canadiens among top marks

    Grant Sonier and Craig Custance

    ESPN Insiders Grant Sonier and Craig Custance review each team's picks and trades to see who came out on top following the 2012 NHL entry draft in Pittsburgh.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012