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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The NHL's most impressive players

    Craig Custance

    With the season more than one-quarter complete, we've seen awards and superlatives handed out to those who have been the most impressive. But nobody knows what's going on in the game quite like those on the ice. So as we head into the second quart...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  4. Matching team needs with trade options

    Craig Custance

    There's a small language barrier, but that doesn't hide the personality behind new Nashville Predators starting goalie Marek Mazanec, a native of the Czech Republic. "He's a funny kid. He's really laid-back," said teammate Matt Cullen on Tuesday...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 2013 NHL offseason - How Atlantic Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  7. Red Wings' post-Lidstrom options

    Craig Custance

    There was a stretch of games late in the Detroit Red Wings' season that Nicklas Lidstrom sat out because of an injured foot. He missed a good majority of March, not surprisingly a month in which the Red Wings struggled to string together wins. ...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  8. NHL - How Detroit Red Wings can replace Nicklas Lidstrom

    Craig Custance

    With Nicklas Lidstrom set to retire from the NHL Thursday, ESPN Insider's Craig Custance explores the Red Wings' options to replace their No. 1 defenseman.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  9. How Caps can pass resiliency test

    Craig Custance

    Rob Scuderi doesn't remember the exact words or who said it. Maybe it was Dan Bylsma. Maybe Sidney Crosby. But in 2009, during the Stanley Cup finals, the Pittsburgh Penguins suffered a Game 5 loss that could have been devastating for a team tr...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  10. 2012 NHL Playoffs - How Washington Capitals can pass resiliency t...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explains what the mindset of the Washington Capitals has to be like heading into Game 6 against the New York Rangers, as they try to overcome another devastating loss in Game 5.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2012
  11. Alexander Radulov ready for his return to postseason - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that Alexander Radulov's teammates with the Nashville Predators are aware of how excited he is to return to the NHL playoffs. Plus, a look at some teams that are seeking to "flip the switch" as the postseason begins.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  12. Making the Blues' awards case

    Craig Custance

    The St. Louis Blues won again last night, this time 3-0 over the Nashville Predators. It was another shutout for Brian Elliott, giving him a franchise-record nine shutouts this season. They're leading the race for the Presidents Trophy and the N...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  13. Mailbag: Surprises at the All-Star draft

    Craig Custance

    OTTAWA -- A few things went as scripted during Thursday's All-Star fantasy draft. Daniel Alfredsson loaded up on Swedes and Senators. Zdeno Chara avoided Canucks. But there were certainly surprises. Starting immediately. Considering there wasn...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  14. Surprises at the All-Star fantasy draft, plus mailbag questions -...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks at the surprises from Thursday's NHL All-Star fantasy draft before answering questions from his weekly mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  15. Sutter demanding sacrifice in Calgary

    Craig Custance

    The first thing Brent Sutter did was apologize. Sutter wanted to make sure there were no hard feelings among the Calgary media after an extended postgame team meeting delayed the media availability the night before. All was forgiven. Then, after a T...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  16. Calgary Flames coach Brent Sutter demanding sacrifice from player...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that Calgary Flames coach Brent Sutter still doesn't have total buy-in from his players, and it's holding the team back from becoming a consistent winner in the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011