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  1. Trade Grade: Sekera to the Kings

    Craig Custance

    The deal The Kings get: Defenseman Andrej Sekera The Hurricanes get: Kings 2015 first-round pick (becomes 2016 first-rounder if Kings miss the playoffs) and prospect Roland McKeown Los Angeles Kings: A- (that becomes a solid A if Sekera is...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  2. Same old story for the Kings?

    Craig Custance

    It's so easy from the outside not to stress about the Los Angeles Kings. It's so easy to look at that team, excuse their annual early-season issues and just wait for them to pull it together and make their spring run. Kings GM Dean Lombardi does...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  3. NHL -- Minnesota Wild's options at March 2 trade deadline

    Craig Custance

    The Minnesota Wild have already made one big trade, and with plenty of salary cap room they will be in the market to add more help at the deadline, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2015
  4. The top 20 trade deadline targets

    Craig Custance

    It's going to be a tough one to top, but the Evander Kane blockbuster officially kicked off trading season in the NHL. That one was a good ol' hockey trade, a deal that was made possible by two very unique circumstances in Winnipeg and Buffalo,...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  5. Regrading 2014's trade deadline deals

    Craig Custance

    In a time of instant analysis, trades aren't given the luxury to breathe before being evaluated. The trigger is pulled and the opinions roll in -- especially at the NHL's trade deadline. Time and hindsight add perspective to deals made at the deadlin...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  6. Chicago's latest trade subtle, yet strong

    Craig Custance

    Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman was chatting about the franchise's use of analytics for ESPN The Magazine's coming analytics issue when the topic of using advanced stats for trade analysis came up. Bowman is always careful about revealing too mu...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  7. Polling the All-Stars: Wild can rebound

    Craig Custance

    While not the most impressive of wins, the Minnesota Wild's second-half charge might have started on Tuesday night. They beat the lowly Oilers in Edmonton to begin their post All-Star break season-rescuing mission. The win also proves just how muc...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  8. Crosby's absence to impact All-Star Game

    Craig Custance

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The decision to miss an All-Star Game because of injury or otherwise is rarely made by one person. Hall of Famer Mike Modano was a seven-time All-Star but remembers one year in which he was banged up and debating whether to take par...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  9. Top 10 rising GM candidates

    Craig Custance

    Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan has given no indication that general manager Dave Nonis' job is in trouble. But Shanahan's systematic turnover from the previous regime to the current one has touched on every department in the or...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  10. Comeback win masks Kings' concerns

    Craig Custance

    It was a win that was vintage Los Angeles Kings. Against the Vancouver Canucks, a team the Kings are jostling with for the No. 2 spot in the Pacific Division, Thursday night's 3-2 comeback win had all the elements you'd expect from a Kings victory. ...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  11. The top need for every team

    Craig Custance

    On Dec. 27, the NHL's roster freeze is lifted, and general managers can return to trying to address their teams. Moves have been relatively quiet this season, but every day the trade deadline draws closer, the chances we'll see trades increases. ...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  12. Success in Vegas? Poker star likes odds

    Craig Custance

    Poker star and Las Vegas resident Daniel Negreanu was in Barcelona, Spain, when he first heard about the serious possibility of Las Vegas landing an NHL expansion team. "I saw the rumor and was jumping up and down like a kid. 'We're getting hockey...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  13. Ranking the best coaches available

    Craig Custance

    After firing Dallas Eakins, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish said he will transition the coaching job to Todd Nelson, promoted from the American Hockey League. Nelson is a widely respected coach who had success at that level, so he's e...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  14. Reality check on mumps' impact

    Craig Custance

    It was a Friday morning in early November when Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin woke up with the swollen face that's become all too common right now around the NHL. He suspected the problem might be mumps, since teammate Corey Perry ha...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  15. Sabres ready for creativity in trade talks

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Florida -- Standing a few feet from million-dollar yachts on one side and a resort swimming pool on the other during a warm, gorgeous day in south Florida would be paradise for most people. For Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray, however, it di...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  16. NHL: Paul Bissonnette still won't pull any punches

    Craig Custance

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    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014