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  1. Boost coming for NHL data collection

    Craig Custance

    The data is coming. The kind of data the hockey community has been yearning for after seeing other sports gather it. Motion-tracking cameras in every arena that record the movements and speed of every single player on the ice are on their way in t...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  2. Examining NHL playoff officiating

    Craig Custance

    Stephen Walkom, the NHL's director of officiating, implemented a rule. After the league decides on the officials who make the cut to work the next round of the playoffs, there is no complaining from those who don't. No phone calls. No arguing. N...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  3. The future of hockey's analytics movement

    Craig Custance

    There might be skepticism within the NHL on the role advanced stats and analytics should have in player evaluation, projections and roster construction. But there's definitely no shortage of those willing to try to prove their value. In January,...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  4. Options growing for NHL expansion

    Craig Custance

    It was a departure for Gary Bettman. As he stood in the Pebble Beach conference room last week and took questions about the state of the NHL, expansion came up more than once. At times, he sounded like he wanted to pull the reins in on the talk. "...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  5. New CBA forcing teams to get creative

    Craig Custance

    Ted Leonsis was purchasing a cup of soup at Legal Seafood across from the Verizon Center when he was told it wouldn't cost him a penny. The general manager of the restaurant was so grateful for the amount of business Leonsis' sports franchi...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  6. The new CBA is forcing teams to get creative - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that now there is a long-term CBA in place, NHL teams need to find creative ways to generate new revenues.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  7. Seattle's NHL potential

    Craig Custance

    It's quite possible Seattle was already the front-runner to land the next NHL franchise either through relocation or expansion. But the Maloof family's decision to sell the Sacramento Kings to Chris Hansen's Seattle group could both st...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  8. NHL -- Seattle's NHL potential for expansion, relocation

    Craig Custance

    With the NBA returning to Seattle, will the NHL move one of its teams into the Emerald City? Craig Custance explores that very possibility.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  9. Clarifying the disclaimer

    Craig Custance

    There is growing concern among some inside hockey that at this point, the sport's fans have checked out. They may have stuck around for the traditional CBA negotiations, but now that we're entering the lawsuit-filing portion of the program,...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  10. NHL - Where do CBA talks go from here?

    Craig Custance

    There are some who believe the NHLPA's disclaimer of interest could expedite an agreement ... others think it could crush the NHL in years of court battles. Craig Custance explains the true impact of the move.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  11. NHL - Decertification is no easy route for NHLPA

    Craig Custance

    Taking the path of decertification could be risky and time-consuming for the NHL Players' Association, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2012
  12. Teams may struggle to keep rosters intact

    Craig Custance

    When the NHL released its mid-October CBA offer to the public, everyone got a glimpse as to how the league was prepared to help teams manage the salary cap this season when it drops dramatically. In that offer, the upper limit of the salary cap was ...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  13. NHL - Teams may need amnesty to keep rosters intact

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explains how some NHL clubs may feel a salary cap pinch under a new CBA and why some teams may want to seek an amnesty provision similar to that currently used in the NBA.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  14. Players dish on politics, gay marriage

    Craig Custance

    In the D.C. issue of ESPN the Magazine (grab a copy if you haven't yet), there's a two-page spread that confidentially examines the politics of athletes across all four major professional sports. It's a fascinating look at the personal...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  15. NHL - Players sound off on Bettman, gay marriage and Patrick Kane...

    Craig Custance

    An anonymous players poll revealed zero support among players for commissioner Gary Bettman, strong support for gay marriage and a surprising nominee for the U.S. presidency.

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  16. The dangers of a condensed schedule

    Craig Custance

    The wording was vague enough to leave a sliver of hope. The NHL announced the cancellation of regular-season games this season through Oct. 24, stating that a total of 82 regular-season games were scheduled during that time period. The league didn&#...

    Blog | October 04, 2012