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  1. 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
  2. NHL draft's defenseman drought over?

    Craig Custance

    NHL prospect Aaron Ekblad knows the last defenseman to be drafted No. 1 overall. When asked that bit of trivia, without hesitation, he answers Erik Johnson. The year? "A long time ago," Ekblad said when we chatted at the NHL's draft combine las...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  3. The NHL's Vegas expansion plans

    Craig Custance

    Gary Bettman's recent visit to Seattle became big news when word got out he was in town. Later, he'd explain that he was just in the neighborhood, attending playoff games in California, and wanted to see exactly what the latest was with Chris Hansen'...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Six hurdles standing between the Pittsburgh Penguins and another ...

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine's One Day One Game Issue, Craig Custance writes that Sidney Crosby is healthy, back in MVP form and carrying his wounded team into the playoffs. But is the clock running out for The Kid and the Pens' Stanley Cup hopes?

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  6. NHL trade deadline mailbag

    Craig Custance

    The trade deadline countdown is on, with more questions than ever on that topic as we near 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday. What are the Canucks going to get for Ryan Kesler? Do the Blackhawks need to answer the Blues? What's the most pressing need for the Ca...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  7. Can Pens keep up pace despite injuries?

    Craig Custance

    The vision of Evgeni Malkin in pain on the ice, then trying to skate off only to fall back onto the ice in pain was still fresh after the Penguins' win Saturday in Detroit. So to see him walking around at all in the Penguins' dressing room afterward,...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  8. Will B's-Pens debacle spark reforms?

    Craig Custance

    MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Bruins are often cited as the NHL's ideal mix of skill and toughness. Boston GM Peter Chiarelli has built a team that typically doesn't depend on one guy to do its policing. With the gradual elimination of the traditional enfo...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  9. The NHL's 10 biggest disappointments

    Craig Custance

    It's become a Twitter inevitability. When a player scores his first goal of the season, as Tom Wilson did Tuesday night in the Capitals' blowout of the Islanders, at least one fan of the team excitedly points out that the player now has one...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  10. 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
  11. The NHL's best all-around center

    Craig Custance

    How long will the Buffalo Sabres' rebuilding process last? Where does Martin Havlat fit in San Jose? How does the Central Division stack up against the rest? All these questions and more in this week's mailbag. And remember, if you want to ...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  12. NHL - Custance mailbag on Sabres' rebuild, strongest NHL division...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance answers questions from his mailbag, including how long the Sabres' rebuild will take, the NHL's best all-around center and the strongest division in the league.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  13. NHL - 5 questions for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2013-14

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance examines five key questions the Carolina Hurricanes are facing heading into the 2013-14 season.

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  14. Career year ahead for Seguin, Eriksson?

    Craig Custance

    Tyler Seguin paid pretty close attention to the proceedings at the draft in New Jersey, because he suspected something might happen then; typically that's the time to pull off a big deal. If teams are making a big offseason trade, the draft is f...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  15. NHL - Early returns look good on Seguin-Eriksson trade

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance checks in with both sides of the Tyler Seguin-Loui Eriksson trade, arguing that both players may end up doing better in 2013-14 with their new team.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  16. Auditing the Top 25 under 25 list

    Craig Custance

    Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was finished explaining why his defenseman, Drew Doughty, is better than any of the other young defensemen on Neil Greenberg's annual list of the Top 25 players under 25. Doughty is ranked No. 8 on the list th...

    Blog | September 24, 2013