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  1. Summer trending: Atlantic Division

    Craig Custance

    The Detroit Red Wings had just finished up their prospect camp in Traverse City, Michigan, and the frustration of striking out in free agency was nowhere to be found. Instead, the optimism of youth was everywhere. There was Anthony Mantha, the big...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. Teams with GM openings look to Boston

    Craig Custance

    It's wise to hire and promote front-office talent from the smartest and most successful franchises. Those executives know exactly what it takes to win, they've been raised and influenced by successful mentors with championship track records. Time ...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  3. Is Callahan part of the Lightnings future?

    Craig Custance

    Just like that, it's over. Four games lost to the Montreal Canadiens, and one of the most fascinating seasons in recent Tampa Bay Lightning history is done. This season, we saw Ben Bishop emerge as one of the league's best goalies. Jon Cooper was...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. Should Drouin be brought up for playoffs?

    Craig Custance

    It would have to start with an upset. Jonathan Drouin and his Halifax Mooseheads swept their way through the first round of the QMJHL playoffs in convincing fashion, outscoring Charlottetown 28-8. In those four games, Drouin racked up an impressive 1...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  5. Teams rising, falling post-deadline

    Craig Custance

    It's one thing to analyze a trade with the big picture in mind, which should be the goal of any objective analysis. But to coaches and fans, the moment the trade deadline is wrapped up, the next question becomes this: Has my team closed the gap on th...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Patient approach to playoffs right move

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- One of the things one NHL general manager said he appreciates about Gary Bettman is that, during meetings like Tuesday's in Toronto, he does a good job of getting the temperature of the room on important issues and is willing to make tweak...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  8. 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
  9. How Atlantic teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how NHL teams are trending in the new divisions, we examine the Atlantic, which features a handful of playoff teams and a couple of clubs on the rise. Atlantic Division Average team point total last season: 52.3 2012-13 playo...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  10. 2013 NHL offseason - How Atlantic Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  11. Habs top five fits for Vinny Lecavalier

    Craig Custance

    It was a decision necessitated by the new collective bargaining agreement. The Lightning are buying out the remainder of Vinny Lecavalier's contract and it's not because of performance. Yes, he was overpaid with a cap hit north of $7 millio...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL free agency - Montreal Canadiens among five fits for Vin...

    Craig Custance

    With the Lightning buying out Vinny Lecavalier, Craig Custance takes a look at where he could land.

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  13. How East responds to Pittsburgh's moves

    Craig Custance

    Like most of the hockey world, Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton watched the late games Wednesday night focused partly on the games and partly on the Jarome Iginla trade news. "You sort of feel something is going on," he said. But even as every i...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  14. NHL - How Bruins, Rangers, Canadiens respond to Penguins moves

    Craig Custance

    In the wake of the acquisition of Jarome Iginla by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Craig Custance examines how other Eastern Conference contenders can try to keep up as the trade deadline approaches.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  15. Compliance buyout candidates in the East

    Craig Custance

    Editor's Note: Earlier this week Craig Custance looked at potential compliance buyout candidates in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. With negotiations now suggesting that each team could receive a second buyout, we revisit the list of p...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  16. NHL - Potential Eastern Conference compliance buyout candidates

    Craig Custance

    With the NHL including an option for teams to buyout contracts to comply with a proposed drop in the salary cap, Craig Custance examines some likely candidates in the Eastern Conference.

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012