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  1. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Playoffs are the next step in...

    Craig Custance

    Gustav Nyquist has adjusted and improved throughout his career, and, after helping propel the Red Wings to the playoffs, he's ready to take another step in the postseason, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Improving the NHL playoff format

    Craig Custance

    When the question was first posed to fans, the response from many was natural: Why fix something that's perfect? NHL playoff hockey is as good a product as there is. A playoff hockey game is better than anything played in March on college basketba...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  4. Resetting the Western playoff race

    Craig Custance

    As typically happens after most borderline hits, the debate following Brooks Orpik's hit on Jonathan Toews, one that knocked Toews out of the game, centered on the legality and the potential suspension of the offender. For Chicago Blackhawks fans,...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Trade grades: Ales Hemsky to Senators

    Craig Custance

    The deal Senators get: F Ales Hemsky Oilers get: 2014 fifth-round pick, 2015 third-round pick Ottawa Senators: B There was a lot of interest from teams looking to add skill on the wing, and his two-goal game Tuesday night -- against the...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  7. Top 25 trade targets

    Craig Custance

    We can speculate. We can look at pending unrestricted free agents and make educated guesses. We can talk to those running teams and sense an appetite to make more "hockey trades" than usual. Still, until the NHL's trade deadline expires on March 5...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  8. 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
  9. How trades affect summer goalie market

    Craig Custance

    When the Flyers traded for Steve Mason last season at the deadline, the deal wasn't met with much acclaim. If anything, the attention given to the trade leaned negative as many were eager to point out the irony of the Flyers trading for the Blue Jack...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Can Lighting stay afloat without Stamkos?

    Craig Custance

    Steven Stamkos has become a bit of a medical expert during the course of the recovery of his broken leg. He was already someone fascinated by injuries, recovery and the lengths players go to in order keep playing. He'll watch a guy get stitches if al...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  12. Notes from the Hall of Fame red carpet

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- The red carpet before the Hockey Hall of Fame inductions can be a gold mine for catching up with some of the biggest names in hockey. Monday night was no different, even if the space was shared with Chris Chelios' friends from Hollywo...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  13. NHL - Nail Yakupov trade possibility, Ducks goalies and more from...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance provides his notes from the Hockey Hall of Fame red carpet event, including buzz on a possible Nail Yakupov trade, the Ducks' goalies and Ilya Bryzgalov in Edmonton.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  14. NHL - Is Ilya Bryzgalov the right fix for the Oilers?

    Craig Custance

    The Edmonton Oilers have added Ilya Bryzgalov at a time when they can't keep the puck out of the net. Can he fix the problem, or is the bad defense too much to overcome? And who should the Panthers trade? Craig Custance takes a look.

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  15. NHL - Custance mailbag on Anaheim goalie trades, teams poised for...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance answers questions from his mailbag, including whether (and when) the Ducks should trade a goalie, teams playing above their heads early on and officiating controversies.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  16. NHL - Claude Giroux among 10 biggest disappointments of the 2013-...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance identifies the 10 biggest disappointments of the 2013-14 NHL season thus far, and assesses whether they can turn things around.

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2013