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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. What's next for Predators, Trotz?

    Craig Custance

    It will be strange seeing someone other than Barry Trotz coaching the Nashville Predators next season, and equally strange seeing Trotz coaching a team other than the Nashville Predators. One is a certainty, with the Predators announcing today ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. Ranking the postseason forward groups

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the playoffs officially underway, we're ranking all 16 playoff teams by position. Up first, we'll rank the forward groups. Note that the Corsi stats are courtesy of ExtraSkater.com, while the other s...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  5. Improving the NHL playoff format

    Craig Custance

    When the question was first posed to fans, the response from many was natural: Why fix something that's perfect? NHL playoff hockey is as good a product as there is. A playoff hockey game is better than anything played in March on college basketba...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. The most dangerous potential wild cards

    Craig Custance

    There's going to be one upset -- at least. That's just how the NHL postseason works. It's a league of parity, plus one of these teams battling to get in will just keep on rolling against a team that's been coasting for weeks. Really, once you establi...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  7. Should Drouin be brought up for playoffs?

    Craig Custance

    It would have to start with an upset. Jonathan Drouin and his Halifax Mooseheads swept their way through the first round of the QMJHL playoffs in convincing fashion, outscoring Charlottetown 28-8. In those four games, Drouin racked up an impressive 1...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  8. Looking ahead for the Buffalo Sabres

    Craig Custance

    As each NHL team is eliminated from the 2014 postseason, the focus shifts to 2014-15. Here's an early look at the Buffalo Sabres' offseason priorities, projected lineups for next season, free-agent targets, cap space and more. What happened in 201...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  9. NHL - Ryan Miller, Paul Stastny among top 25 free agents for 2014...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance takes an early look at the top 25 NHL free agents this upcoming offseason. St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller and Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny lead the list.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  10. Teams rising, falling post-deadline

    Craig Custance

    It's one thing to analyze a trade with the big picture in mind, which should be the goal of any objective analysis. But to coaches and fans, the moment the trade deadline is wrapped up, the next question becomes this: Has my team closed the gap on th...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  11. Trade grades: Martin St. Louis to Rangers

    Craig Custance

    The deal Rangers get: F Martin St. Louis, plus a conditional draft pick (if Tampa Bay re-signs Callahan, the Rangers get Tampa Bay's second-round pick in 2015 in exchange for New York's seventh-round pick in 2015) Lightning get: F Ryan Ca...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  12. 2014 Winter Olympics -- Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay Lightning not...

    Craig Custance

    Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos has not yet been cleared to play and will not take the ice for Team Canada at the Winter Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014
  13. Can Sharks keep Dan Boyle in San Jose?

    Craig Custance

    In a perfect world, the San Jose Sharks' contract extension announcement that kicked off the weekend would have included one more player. As impressive as it was that San Jose GM Doug Wilson was able to persuade star forwards Joe Thornton and Pa...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  14. Is the point system debate returning?

    Craig Custance

    It's been brought up before, although without much success. At one NHL general managers meeting a couple of years after the lockout that gave birth to the shootout, the idea to give three points to a regulation win was presented. And then shot down q...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  15. Can Paul Maurice help Jets climb?

    Craig Custance

    On the day Claude Noel was fired, Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff stood before the Winnipeg media and answered nearly every question the group could possibly have on the state of the team. How much of it was his fault? When did it all go wrong fo...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  16. Team USA roster winners and losers

    Craig Custance

    As Team USA Olympic GM David Poile went down the list of players he hated to leave off his Olympic roster, he worked in so many names that it started to sound a bit like an Oscar acceptance speech where the winner tried to cram in everyone they could...

    Blog | January 02, 2014