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  1. Chasing the Kings: Metropolitan Division

    Craig Custance

    The Pacific may be the home of the defending champs, and the Central may be the league's deepest and strongest division. But no division comes with more intrigue than the Metropolitan, a division where nearly every team can make the playoffs. Or not....

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  2. Summer trending: Metro Division

    Craig Custance

    Mikhail Grabovski has long had fans in the advanced stats community. He's a guy who drives possession on bad possession teams, which earns him points in the world of analytics. New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano was won over by Grabovski and cl...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  3. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup finals: Top 10 Stanley Cup finals in the l...

    Craig Custance

    The Kings-Rangers series is such a doozy that it prompted us to rank the top 10 series from the past 20 years. ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance takes it on.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2014
  4. Debate: What's going on with bizarro Pens?

    Scott Burnside and Craig Custance

    Scott Burnside and Craig Custance weigh in on the Penguins' hiring of Jim Rutherford as GM and the firing of coach Dan Bylsma. BURNSIDE: Craig, big news out of Pittsburgh on Friday with the announcement that Jim Rutherford, the classy former GM of...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  5. How the Conn Smythe will be won

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- Before the Stanley Cup finals, last year's Conn Smythe winner Patrick Kane had already scored 67 percent of his playoff goals. The previous year, before stopping a single shot against the New Jersey Devils, Jonathan Quick had made 75 p...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  6. Galchenyuk still working on his game

    Craig Custance

    The other goals that Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk mentioned as standouts in his career certainly were prettier. For instance, his shootout goal that helped Team USA win the bronze last year in the World Championships. Legend has it...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  7. Samuelsson's stock on the rise

    Craig Custance

    Coaching hires in the NHL seem to run in trends. Dan Bylsma wins a Stanley Cup, and teams scramble to promote the next Bylsma from the AHL. Guy Boucher takes the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Eastern Conference final and the search is on to find another...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  8. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: New York Rangers looking for way...

    Craig Custance

    The Rangers are searching desperately for ways to stop the highly potent Sidney Crosby-Evgeni Malkin duo, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  9. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: New year, new role for Pittsburg...

    Craig Custance

    Jussi Jokinen has an influential role on Pittsburgh's roster, and it's looking like he could be a part of something big for the Penguins, who now have a 3-1 series lead on the Rangers, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  10. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang...

    Craig Custance

    One month ago, it was unimaginable that Kris Letang would play this postseason after suffering a stroke earlier in the season. Now the Penguins defenseman is on his way back to being an impact player, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  11. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Sidney Crosby breaks through wit...

    Craig Custance

    Sidney Crosby's slump-breaking goal was all his team needed to grab a 2-1 series lead, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  12. 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
  13. NHL - The challenge of RFA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    A couple years ago, a GM was asked about the contract status of one of his restricted free agents in early summer. You know how it goes, he answered, these things don't get done until training camp is close. A deadline, in this case, is a powerful th...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  14. 2013-14 NHL - Ranking the top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 forward groups, and a league talent evaluator weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  15. 2013 NHL offseason - How Metropolitan Division teams are trending...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  16. 2013 NHL offseason - Tim Thomas among best free agents still on t...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the five best free agents still looking for a landing spot this offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2013