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  1. If Kings win, Drew Doughty is the MVP

    Craig Custance

    Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was having a phone conversation with Bobby Orr when the conversation shifted to defensemen, and just how critical having a great one is to winning a championship. Championship teams need a goalie who makes save...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. 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
  3. The secrets to the Blues' success

    Craig Custance

    ST. LOUIS -- Ken Hitchcock was told the topic that this post was going to examine: Have his St. Louis Blues closed the gap on their division rival, and defending Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks? He quickly interjected. "We think w...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Next Question: What's the fix in Philly?

    Craig Custance

    Things can change rapidly in the news cycle of the modern NHL, and on Monday we saw yet another example. Just three games into the 2013-14 season, the Philadelphia Flyers decided to part ways with head coach Peter Laviolette, installing Craig Berube ...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  6. Following Peter Laviolette firing, what Craig Berube must fix for...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the coaching change in Philadelphia and asks what new bench boss Craig Berube will need to do to right the Flyers' 0-3 ship.

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  7. The NHL's top goalie tandems

    Craig Custance

    Continuing with our theme this week of assessing the best teams in the NHL at every position -- we looked at forward groups on Tuesday and defenseman groups on Wednesday -- the post today is on the men in the crease. You already know who the best go...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  8. 2013-14 - Ranking top goalie tandems

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 goalie tandems, and an opposing netminder weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 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. NHL 2013 Free Agency - Top 35 Free Agents Rankings

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance evaluates the top 35 free agents in the 2013 class, with Vinny Lecavalier leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  11. Roberto Luongo could help Caps, others

    Craig Custance

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There was hardly even time for fun speculation, Washington Capitals GM George McPhee made sure of that. On Sunday afternoon, both Vancouver GM Mike Gillis and Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman were in Washington, D.C., among th...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  12. NHL - Despite denials of interest, Roberto Luongo could help Wash...

    Craig Custance

    As the presence of Mike Gillis sent Roberto Luongo rumors swirling in D.C., Craig Custance writes that while the Caps have denied discussions around the Canucks goalie, the veteran netminder could very much help a team developing young goalies.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2013
  13. NHL - Projecting Team USA'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 American roster might look like given an influx of young talent.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  14. 2012 NHL draft grades -- Penguins, Canadiens among top marks

    Grant Sonier and Craig Custance

    ESPN Insiders Grant Sonier and Craig Custance review each team's picks and trades to see who came out on top following the 2012 NHL entry draft in Pittsburgh.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  15. Five favorites to win 2013 Stanley Cup

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- The Kings are the Stanley Cup champions, which means one thing is nearly certain. We can rule them out for a championship in 2013. The NHL hasn't seen a back-to-back champ since the Red Wings pulled it off in 1997 and 1998. In...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  16. Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks among early favorites to win 201...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance provides his list of five early favorites to win the 2013 Stanley Cup.

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2012