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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. NHL - Teams facing tough decisions on impending veteran UFAs

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance assesses the decisions that various teams must make this season on their impending UFAs, including Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller, Henrik Lundqvist, Dion Phaneuf and Marian Gaborik.

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  14. Auditing the Top 25 under 25 list

    Craig Custance

    Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was finished explaining why his defenseman, Drew Doughty, is better than any of the other young defensemen on Neil Greenberg's annual list of the Top 25 players under 25. Doughty is ranked No. 8 on the list th...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  15. NHL - Auditing Top 25 under 25 list

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance runs Neil Greenberg's Top 25 under 25 rankings by some scouts and GMs to get their take on who is too high and who is too low on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  16. 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