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  1. Ranking postseason defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the playoffs underway, we're ranking the top playoff teams by position. On Monday, the forward groups were ranked. Today, here's the ranking of the 16 playoff defenseman groups: 1. St. Louis Bl...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 2013 NHL offseason - Why 2014 free agents are signing now

    Craig Custance

    Recent extensions for star players have bucked the usual offseason order of events for NHL GMs. Craig Custance looks into why those deals are happening and why there will be more on the way soon.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2013
  4. Defense key to Lightning success

    Craig Custance

    This offseason, when Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman and coach Guy Boucher discussed what needed to be done to get the team back into the playoffs, the focus turned quickly to defense. So much attention was placed on the Lightning g...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  5. NHL - New defensive focus key to Lightning success

    Craig Custance

    Additions of defensemen Sami Salo and Matt Carle have been monumental for the Lightning, Craig Custance writes. He also looks whether or not the Kings will trade forward Andrei Loktionov.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  6. In D-mand: Where Weber suitors turn now

    Craig Custance

    The day Ryan Suter signed with the Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators GM David Poile said signing Shea Weber to a long-term contract immediately became his priority. Apparently, he wasn't alone in that thought process. With the news of the Ph...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  7. NHL - With Shea Weber spoken for, where Red Wings, Rangers, other...

    Craig Custance

    With Shea Weber either staying in Nashville or heading to Philadelphia, there is one more high-end defenseman off the market for 2013. Craig Custance examines the few trade and free-agent options that remain for Weber's other suitors.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  8. Where Red Wings, Hawks, others turn now

    Craig Custance

    It was Chicago GM Stan Bowman who said it, but he could have been speaking for any number of general managers who were pursuing free agents Ryan Suter and Zach Parise prior to their July 4 signing with the Minnesota Wild. During a Wednesday night cha...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  9. 2012 NHL Free Agency - With Zach Parise, Ryan Suter signed, trade...

    Craig Custance

    With Ryan Suter and Zach Parise off the market, Craig Custance explores where the Red Wings, Blackhawks, Flyers and other suitors turn now in pursuit of new talent.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Big questions for draft weekend

    Craig Custance

    Perhaps more than any other year, the draft may be the least compelling portion of draft weekend. And that's no knock on Nail Yakupov, Ryan Murray, Filip Forsberg or any other of the elite prospects. This is the time of the year teams look to d...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  12. Rick Nash's possible landing spots, plus other draft weekend ques...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the NHL's biggest questions heading into draft weekend, starting with the likely destinations for Rick Nash.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  13. NHL 2012 Free Agency - Top 50 Free Agents Rankings

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance evaluates the top 50 free agents in the 2012 class.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  14. Teams may wait for 2013 FAs to spend

    Craig Custance

    Tom Thompson is an amateur scout with the New York Rangers and was recently posed with a question comparing this year's draft to next year's draft. With stars such as Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones leading the way, it was suggested that th...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  15. 2013 NHL free agency could put Sidney Crosby, other big names on ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance breaks down some of the biggest names who could potentially reach the market as free agents in 2013, including Penguins Sidney Crosby and Jordan Staal. The Anaheim Ducks likewise may have some hard decisions to make.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  16. Advanced stats helping to guide NHL coaching searches - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Most assumed when the Flames and GM Jay Feaster hired Bob Hartley it was due to the pair's long history together. In reality, it was largely shaped by a lengthy statistical study, a practice more and more teams are adopting in their coaching hires.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2012