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  1. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Which NHL teams are set up for the most success in 2017-18 and beyond? According to our panel of experts, it's the Chicago Blackhawks. Check out the full list, and analysis of each team, in the Future Power Rankings.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 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. How can Teravainen impact Chicago?

    Craig Custance

    What are reasonable expectations for Teuvo Teravainen? Will Detroit make the playoffs? Which deadline deal will pay off the most in the postseason? Will the NHL ever return to Atlanta? All this and more in this week's mailbag. If you have any questio...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Is the point system debate returning?

    Craig Custance

    It's been brought up before, although without much success. At one NHL general managers meeting a couple of years after the lockout that gave birth to the shootout, the idea to give three points to a regulation win was presented. And then shot down q...

    Blog | January 21, 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. NHL - Ray Emery and the rules around goalie fights

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance takes a look at another layer in the culture of fighting, the infamous goalie brawl. Has its time come?

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 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. 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
  10. Defense key to Lightning success

    Craig Custance

    This offseason, when Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman and coach Guy Boucher discussed what needed to be done to get the team back into the playoffs, the focus turned quickly to defense. So much attention was placed on the Lightning g...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  11. NHL - New defensive focus key to Lightning success

    Craig Custance

    Additions of defensemen Sami Salo and Matt Carle have been monumental for the Lightning, Craig Custance writes. He also looks whether or not the Kings will trade forward Andrei Loktionov.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. NHL - Projecting Team Canada's 2014 Olympic Roster for Sochi

    Craig Custance

    With the 2012 Summer Games serving as a back drop, Craig Custance starts looking ahead to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, projecting what a possible Canadian roster might look like given an influx of young talent.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  15. Dan Bylsma among top U.S. Olympic coaching candidates - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance provides his list of the most likely candidates to be the head coach for Team USA at the 2014 Olympics.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  16. Can Burke, Leafs find needed size?

    Craig Custance

    Brian Burke isn't a trade deadline GM. By now, you know that. Some of the worst mistakes general managers have made, he often says, have been done on deadline day. It's a theory growing in popularity among his colleagues. "I went back and...

    Blog | February 14, 2012