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  1. 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
  2. Vanek's off-puck play becoming an issue?

    Craig Custance

    One of the interesting subplots to the Montreal Canadiens' impressive 4-3 Game 1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night is they essentially did it without Thomas Vanek. The game extended into two overtimes and yet Vanek played just 18:58 -- ...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Projecting USA's 2018 Olympic roster

    Craig Custance

    There's no guarantee that NHL players will be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic games, but the impact stateside of Team USA's fourth-place finish, even if it's disappointing, makes a strong case for it. The Olympics draw the attention of casua...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  7. 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
  8. #NHLrank - Breaking down the player rankings

    ESPN.com staff

    A look at the overrated and underrated players and surprises in the #NHLrank player rankings.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  9. NHL - 2013 mock expansion draft protected teams in West

    Frank Provenzano

    Craig Custance reveals which players in the West would be protected from being selected in a mock NHL expansion draft.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  10. NHL -- 20 major training camp tour observations

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance reports on 20 interesting findings from his whirlwind camp tour prior to the NHL openers, starting with why he thinks Chicago goalie Corey Crawford is poised for a bounceback season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  11. NHL -- League proposal won't trigger mass trading by cap strapped...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance breaks down the NHL's latest CBA proposal to assess the impact on teams up against the salary cap, and those with salaries stashed in the minors. The verdict? Don't expect to see a flurry of panicked trades ... not yet anyway.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  12. NHL - With Shea Weber spoken for, where Red Wings, Rangers, other...

    Craig Custance

    With Shea Weber either staying in Nashville or heading to Philadelphia, there is one more high-end defenseman off the market for 2013. Craig Custance examines the few trade and free-agent options that remain for Weber's other suitors.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  13. Changes ahead for key Cup contenders

    Craig Custance

    The teams knocked out in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs were a who's who of preseason Stanley Cup favorites. When the dust settled, the Penguins, Red Wings, Sharks, Blackhawks, Bruins and Canucks were all heading home for the s...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  14. 2012 NHL Free Agency - Changes ahead for Penguins, Wings, other C...

    Craig Custance

    Despite a thin free-agent crop, several strong Cup contenders may undergo some drastic offseason changes. Craig Custance examines the potential upcoming moves for the Penguins, Wings, Canucks and Sharks.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  15. 2012 NHL draft grades -- Penguins, Canadiens among top marks

    Grant Sonier and Craig Custance

    ESPN Insiders Grant Sonier and Craig Custance review each team's picks and trades to see who came out on top following the 2012 NHL entry draft in Pittsburgh.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  16. Big questions for draft weekend

    Craig Custance

    Perhaps more than any other year, the draft may be the least compelling portion of draft weekend. And that's no knock on Nail Yakupov, Ryan Murray, Filip Forsberg or any other of the elite prospects. This is the time of the year teams look to d...

    Blog | June 21, 2012