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  1. 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
  2. Ranking the postseason forward groups

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the playoffs officially underway, we're ranking all 16 playoff teams by position. Up first, we'll rank the forward groups. Note that the Corsi stats are courtesy of, while the other s...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. NHL - 2013 mock expansion draft protected teams in East

    Craig Custance

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

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  4. Latest reminder of NHL's concussion problem - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that Artem Anisimov's latest concussion is another reminder of a league-wide issue.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2013
  5. Compliance buyout candidates in the West

    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
  6. NHL - Potential Western 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 Western Conference.

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  7. Teams could target rights to Suter, Parise

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- Last June, the Columbus Blue Jackets were very interested in adding a puck-moving defenseman, a clear hole in their roster. GM Scott Howson targeted Montreal's James Wisniewski as the solution but realized Wisniewski might not feel th...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  8. As offseason picks up, teams target FA negotiating rights - NHL

    Craig Custance

    As the offseason picks up, Craig Custance checks in from the NHL combine in Toronto, where GMs believe that teams could target the negotiating rights for upcoming free agents -- particularly top stars Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  9. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Nashville Predators G Anders Lindback...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks at the goalie situation in Nashville and sees a backup goalie more valuable to the Predators on the trading block than on the bench behind star Pekka Rinne.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  10. Players prep for possibility of lockout

    Craig Custance

    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- The last time there was a work stoppage in the NHL, life was much different for Dustin Brown. When the lockout hit hockey in 2004, Brown was coming off his rookie season. He had some money left over from a signing bonus and a t...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  11. Players are saving up for possibility of lockout - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that while there is no real sense of urgency when it comes to the upcoming labor negotiations between the owners and the NHLPA, many players are already saving money in case there ends up being a lockout.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  12. Johnson erases Carter's name in Columbus

    Craig Custance

    COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Blue Jackets ran a promotion on Thursday night for the poor fans who sunk a bunch of money into a Jeff Carter Blue Jackets jersey. Bring it to the game and they'd swap out the nameplate with Jack Johnson's for free. It was an...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  13. Columbus facing critical summer choices

    Craig Custance

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There were times in the final hours before the NHL trade deadline, the most important one of his tenure, that Columbus GM Scott Howson needed a little reassurance. He was dealing veterans. He was getting calls about his captain, Ric...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  14. NHL - Rick Nash just one of key issues facing Columbus Blue Jacke...

    Craig Custance

    Columbus did not trade Rick Nash at the trade deadline, but huge decisions loom. Craig Custance goes in-depth on the Blue Jackets, examining how the franchise is approaching the biggest offseason in its history.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  15. Phoenix Coyotes high on Vermette trade

    Craig Custance

    By the time the Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets pulled the trigger on a deal that sent center Antoine Vermette to Phoenix in return for a 2012 second-round pick, a conditional 2013 fifth-round pick and goalie Curtis McElhinney, Phoenix GM D...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  16. Phoenix Coyotes high on Antoine Vermette trade - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Phoenix GM Don Maloney exhaustively scouted Antoine Vermette before trading for him Wednesday. Now Maloney believes the Coyotes have found a center that will help them down the stretch and beyond.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2012