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  1. Examining Stephen Weiss' revival

    Craig Custance

    During the 2011-12 season, the last time Stephen Weiss played 80 games, the Detroit Red Wings forward took 1,469 faceoffs -- a total that put him in the top 10 in the league. He won 53.2 percent of those faceoffs, a success rate topped only by Jason ...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  2. Why the Penguins signed Fleury deal now

    Craig Custance

    With the potential of free agency looming for one of his most high-profile clients, Allan Walsh was given pretty clear instructions from Marc-Andre Fleury. Get a deal done. New Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford made his affinity...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  3. How Bruins can get back on track

    Craig Custance

    After one period of play Wednesday night in Detroit, Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien came to a conclusion: It was the best his team had played all season. At this time of the season, the smartest coaches are more concerned with process rather th...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  4. Bigger role ahead for Marc-Edouard Vlasic

    Craig Custance

    With his teammates on the road in Game 6 of the first round against the Los Angeles Kings and Marc-Edouard Vlasic injured, he stayed back in San Jose. He got some treatment during the day and decided to quietly sit at the bar of a place called Dry Cr...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Anonymous league insiders rank the 30 starting goaltenders - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance asked 15 anonymous NHL coaches, front office executives and a goal scorer to rate every starting goalie, producing a 1-30 ranking.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2014
  7. Tough decision ahead for Mike Babcock

    Craig Custance

    TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN -- For now, Mike Babcock is still patiently answering questions about his future. He understands how the fact that he's entering the final year of his contract -- and is in no hurry to extend that contract -- is a fascinating ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  8. Chasing the Kings: Atlantic Division

    Craig Custance

    The Los Angeles Kings have become the gold standard. They've won two Stanley Cups in the past three seasons, and Dean Lombardi has built a roster that is nearly flawless. On Tuesday, we identified the five characteristics that make the Kings' rost...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  9. Summer trending: Atlantic Division

    Craig Custance

    The Detroit Red Wings had just finished up their prospect camp in Traverse City, Michigan, and the frustration of striking out in free agency was nowhere to be found. Instead, the optimism of youth was everywhere. There was Anthony Mantha, the big...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  10. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: The Detroit Red Wings need more ...

    Craig Custance

    The Red Wings need more from Johan Franzen, both on and off the ice, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2014
  11. Jonas Gustavsson will remain in goal for Red Wings

    Craig Custance

    With their season on the line, the Red Wings are turning to backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson for the second consecutive game.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2014
  12. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Detroit Red Wings' magic runs ou...

    Craig Custance

    The Red Wings were poised to write a memorable story with the return of Henrik Zetterberg, but the Bruins were too good to let that happen, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  13. Henrik Zetterberg practices with Detroit Red Wings, may play in G...

    Craig Custance

    Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg is active for Thursday night's Game 4 after participating Wednesday in what he called his first full practice in months.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  14. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Boston Bruins establish dominanc...

    Craig Custance

    If you watched only the first period of Boston's 3-0 win over Detroit on Tuesday night, you'd have a hard time imagining the Bruins losing another game in this postseason, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Can anyone beat the Bruins?

    Craig Custance

    What's the dream third line? What's next for the Washington Capitals if they miss the playoffs? How would the Dallas Stars fare against the St. Louis Blues in the playoffs? Can anyone beat the Boston Bruins? All this and more in this week's mailbag. ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014