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  1. If Kings win, Drew Doughty is the MVP

    Craig Custance

    Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was having a phone conversation with Bobby Orr when the conversation shifted to defensemen, and just how critical having a great one is to winning a championship. Championship teams need a goalie who makes save...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup finals: Top 10 Stanley Cup finals in the l...

    Craig Custance

    The Kings-Rangers series is such a doozy that it prompted us to rank the top 10 series from the past 20 years. ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance takes it on.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2014
  3. Penguins could target Mike Babcock

    Craig Custance

    With coach Dan Bylsma facing a very uncertain future in Pittsburgh, there is one coach who should lead the wish list for Pittsburgh Penguins fans if the ax does fall. Mike Babcock -- the ultimate hire. The Detroit Red Wings' coach has two Olymp...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  4. NHL -- Craig Custance: Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 retired by Detroi...

    Craig Custance

    Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 was raised to the Joe Louis Arena rafters, the number retirement ceremony a reminder of what this team, this city is missing, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  5. Wings' top two display championship blood

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- The Anaheim Ducks knew it wouldn't be easy to end the Detroit Red Wings' season. Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau's explanation included a phrase he used multiple times during this series: This Red Wings team has championship blood. It...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  6. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Rivals scout the Detroit Red Wings - ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance talks to Detroit's rivals to scout out how to beat the Red Wings in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  7. Realignment calls relocation into question

    Craig Custance

    When the league released its original realignment plan last year at the Board of Governors meetings in Pebble Beach, the unbalanced conferences looked perfect for expansion or relocation. With 16 teams in the West and 14 in the East, it appeared to g...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  8. NHL - Realignment throws relocation into question

    Craig Custance

    As the NHL prepares to realign next season, questions remain as to how the potential relocation of a franchise could affect things. And Seattle's beautiful new arena proposal is adding fuel to the fire. Plus, the weekly mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  9. Can Oilers, Red Wings survive injuries?

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers entered Saturday afternoon's game dead even in points with 11 each. Only Detroit's extra regulation win gave them an edge in the standings heading into the game, with the Red Wings clingi...

    Blog | February 10, 2013
  10. NHL - Can Edmonton Oilers, Detroit Red Wings survive injuries?

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance reports from Detroit, explaining how both the Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers are suffering from injuries. Which team is more likely to make the playoffs?

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2013
  11. Time to panic for Capitals, Kings?

    Craig Custance

    The NHL season will be entering its second week this weekend and three teams still do not have a win. And two of them are presumably Stanley Cup contenders. The Los Angeles Kings dropped to 0-2-1 with their overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers on T...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  12. NHL - Mailbag - Is it time to panic for Los Angeles Kings, Washin...

    Craig Custance

    With a short season, is it time for the winless Capitals and Kings to panic? Craig Custance explores that topic as he dives into his weekly mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  13. Detroit Red Wings to name Henrik Zetterberg new captain, source s...

    Craig Custance

    For only the second time since 1986, the Detroit Red Wings will have a new captain when the NHL returns to action later this month, as a source told ESPN they're expected to name Henrik Zetterberg captain.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  14. Which NHL teams are best buys?

    Craig Custance

    First, let's establish the difficulty of the undertaking. What Forbes tries to do with its annual NHL franchise valuations isn't easy. NHL teams aren't eager to open their books to public scrutiny, and accounting practices probably var...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  15. NHL - Islanders, Red Wings, Blues could be good investments for o...

    Craig Custance

    Following the release of Forbes' NHL franchise valuations, Craig Custance digs a little deeper to see which franchises figure to increase the most in value in the years ahead.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  16. Best, worst case for Wings' Brendan Smith

    Craig Custance

    There's no doubt seasoning in the American Hockey League is crucial to the growth of most young hockey players. When citing the virtues of the league, scouts and team executives often say the same thing: They've seen players hurt because th...

    Blog | October 25, 2012