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  1. Early free agency grades

    Craig Custance

    The opening hours of NHL free agency were truly frenetic, with signings being announced in a flurry shortly after noon ET. Some teams made their mark ahead of time -- the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars made major upgrades down the middle by tradi...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  2. Early playoff exit clouds Miller's future

    Craig Custance

    CHICAGO -- Ryan Miller sat alone in a corner of the visitors dressing room at the United Center, his goalie pads and equipment still on. He was approached for an interview, and shook his head. "Not right now," he said. He wanted to get his pads...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Trade grades: Matt Moulson to the Wild

    Craig Custance

    The deal Wild get: F Matt Moulson, F Cody McCormick Sabres get: F Torrey Mitchell, 2014 second-round pick, 2016 second-round pick Minnesota Wild: A-minus Of all the rental wingers available, Matt Moulson might be the best fit for a cont...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  6. Trade grades: Ryan Miller to St. Louis

    Craig Custance

    The deal Blues get: G Ryan Miller, F Steve Ott Sabres get: G Jaroslav Halak, F Chris Stewart, F William Carrier (No. 57 pick in 2013 draft), a 2015 first-round pick and a conditional 2016 third-round pick Buffalo Sabres: A This is a hug...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  7. Top 25 trade targets

    Craig Custance

    We can speculate. We can look at pending unrestricted free agents and make educated guesses. We can talk to those running teams and sense an appetite to make more "hockey trades" than usual. Still, until the NHL's trade deadline expires on March 5...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  8. Who should be Team USA's captain?

    Craig Custance

    What should the Penguins do with all their defensemen? Who should be the No. 1 target for Stars GM Jim Nill? Should Ted Nolan return in Buffalo? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, send ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  9. Will Buffalo Sabres Ryan Miller get a shot at Olympic gold in Soc...

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine, Craig Custance writes that Ryan Miller proved his Olympic mettle in 2010. Will he get another shot in Sochi?

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Miller challenging Quick as USA's goalie

    Craig Custance

    Ryan Miller sat on a couch in the lobby of the USA Hockey team hotel during their August orientation camp in Washington, D.C. Behind him, most of his American teammates were working on a bank of computers, doing some sort of Olympic-related data entr...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  12. NHL - Ryan Miller emerging as a favorite to be Team USA's No. 1 g...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance explores why Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller has emerged as the favorite over Jonathan Quick to be Team USA's No. 1 goalie at the Sochi Olympics.

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  13. The NHL's best all-around center

    Craig Custance

    How long will the Buffalo Sabres' rebuilding process last? Where does Martin Havlat fit in San Jose? How does the Central Division stack up against the rest? All these questions and more in this week's mailbag. And remember, if you want to ...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  14. NHL - Custance mailbag on Sabres' rebuild, strongest NHL division...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance answers questions from his mailbag, including how long the Sabres' rebuild will take, the NHL's best all-around center and the strongest division in the league.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  15. NHL -- Three key questions in wake of Thomas Vanek trade to New Y...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance analyzes three key questions in the wake of the Thomas Vanek trade to the Islanders. Did the Isles get the right player? And how long will Vanek and Matt Moulson remain with their new teams?

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  16. NHL - Custance mailbag features crazy early-season trade ideas

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance dives into his mailbag for questions on crazy early-season trade ideas, NHL expansion and the San Jose Sharks as the Oregon Ducks of the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2013