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  1. Sharks stuck in leadership transition

    Craig Custance

    It was the 2003-04 season, and the San Jose Sharks didn't have a permanent captain. During the season, they rotated the C among a group of players, including Patrick Marleau, Mike Ricci, Vincent Damphousse and Alyn McCauley. There was even a co...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. Stamkos still has room to improve

    Craig Custance

    There are still reminders, just about every day. Steven Stamkos has mornings when he wakes up and the leg he broke last season in Boston is stiff. Or there's a momentary scare for coach Jon Cooper like the one Sunday evening in Detroit, when Stamkos ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  3. Bigger role ahead for Marc-Edouard Vlasic

    Craig Custance

    With his teammates on the road in Game 6 of the first round against the Los Angeles Kings and Marc-Edouard Vlasic injured, he stayed back in San Jose. He got some treatment during the day and decided to quietly sit at the bar of a place called Dry Cr...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  4. NHL -- Dysfunctional San Jose Sharks are adamant they can do it a...

    Craig Custance

    After a summer of turmoil, the San Jose Sharks are healing from the wounds as a team, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  5. Chasing the Kings: Pacific Division

    Craig Custance

    In the parity-filled NHL, it's hard enough building a team that stands out from the rest. It's even harder in the Pacific Division, where the Los Angeles Kings overshadow their rivals. GM Dean Lombardi has constructed a team that is near perfect in t...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  6. Why the Sharks' rebuild is necessary

    Craig Custance

    San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson had been so open about his offseason plans that he seemed a little surprised when he was asked for further details at the draft. "I can't be any more honest than I have been," he said. "What did I leave ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  7. Top 10 draft classes of the past 10 years

    Craig Custance

    There's a theory in hockey when it comes to the draft. Get two NHL players out of a draft class and you're doing pretty well. Hit on three and you're ahead of the game. Four? You could be building a dynasty if they're impact players. Teams that mi...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  8. Expectations on MacKinnon's first playoffs

    Craig Custance

    DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy was a 20-year-old when he first had the opportunity to play in the NHL playoffs, backstopping the Montreal Canadiens. For reasons he can't remember now -- because he estimates he weighed about 165 pounds...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  9. How to beat the six heavyweights

    Craig Custance

    When the playoffs begin, there will be 16 teams with Stanley Cup dreams. When you break down the rosters, health and performances of those teams, however, six stand out as the heavyweights. Pick a Stanley Cup winner from a group that includes the ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  10. Projecting Canada's 2018 Olympic roster

    Craig Custance

    Just when you think the world is catching up to the Canadians in hockey, they make a statement like they did in winning gold in Sochi. Dominating performances against Team USA and Sweden earned Team Canada its second consecutive Olympic men's hockey ...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  11. An outdoor All-Star Game?

    Craig Custance

    Should the All-Star Game be played outdoors? What should George McPhee do to shake up the Capitals? What's David Poile's next move? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, send your question...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  12. NHL: Case for the Cup - Update on Stanley Cup predictions

    Now that half of the NHL season is in the books, the ESPN.com NHL crew tells us if they still like their preseason Stanley Cup predictions.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2014
  13. NHL: Case for the Cup - Update on Stanley Cup predictions

    ESPN.com staff

    Now that one quarter of the NHL season is in the books, the ESPN.com NHL crew tells us if they still like their preseason Stanley Cup predictions.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2013
  14. Early-season surprises in the NHL

    Craig Custance

    Who are the most underrated and overrated players in the NHL this season? What would it take to land Thomas Vanek? Should the Penguins make a run at Ryan Miller? All this and more in the Friday mailbag this week. And remember, if you want to send in ...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  15. NHL - Custance mailbag on overrated players, surprise teams

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance grabs the best questions from his mailbag this week, including which teams have been early-season surprises, the most overrated and underrated players in the league and another potential expansion team location.

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  16. San Jose Sharks forward is the most underappreciated player in NH...

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview Issue, Craig Custance reveals the five things you need to know about San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2013