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  1. All-Star panel makes Hart Trophy pick

    Craig Custance

    The lockout-shortened 2013 season in which Sidney Crosby's season was further shortened because of an injury was one of the hardest Hart Trophy votes in recent memory. The proof is that the winner is debated even today; just ask colleague and friend ...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. Crosby's absence to impact All-Star Game

    Craig Custance

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The decision to miss an All-Star Game because of injury or otherwise is rarely made by one person. Hall of Famer Mike Modano was a seven-time All-Star but remembers one year in which he was banged up and debating whether to take par...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  3. Why McDavid is best prospect since Sid

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- For Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray, it was impossible to watch Connor McDavid perform in the IIHF World Junior Championship and not allow the imagination drift off to how a player like that would change the Sabres' fortunes. Murray admitted ...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  4. Reality check on mumps' impact

    Craig Custance

    It was a Friday morning in early November when Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin woke up with the swollen face that's become all too common right now around the NHL. He suspected the problem might be mumps, since teammate Corey Perry ha...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  5. Sidney Crosby, Pekka Rinne top GVT rankings for 2014-15 - NHL

    Tom Awad

    The updated GVT player rankings are out, and Sidney Crosby, Mark Giordano and Pekka Rinne lead their respective positions. Tom Awad breaks down all of the movers and shakers on the charts.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2014
  6. Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Quick top GVT rankings for 2014-15 - NHL

    Tom Awad

    Which players make the opening GVT rankings of the season, and who may join them in the future? Tom Awad runs down the early-season leaders, including Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Quick.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  7. Andersen among hot starts to believe in

    Craig Custance

    When they worked together in Washington, former Capitals assistant coach Jay Leach shared his philosophy on young defensemen with Bruce Boudreau, current head coach of the Anaheim Ducks: It takes a good 300 NHL games for a young defenseman to figure ...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  8. Zach Parise among best single-game performers in 2014-15 -- NHL

    Matthew Coller

    Which players have had the best single-game performance thus far in 2014-15? Matthew Coller identifies the top 10, using both basic and advanced metrics.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2014
  9. What does success look like in Pittsburgh?

    Craig Custance

    The Friday mailbag is back -- the surest sign that the hockey season is nearly upon us. As always, your participation in making this one of the most enjoyable parts of my week is greatly appreciated. The questions are often better than the answers, w...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  10. Patric Hornqvist a breakout candidate

    Craig Custance

    Anyone with a newborn can relate: A new baby changes just about everything. It means less sleep, different habits and finding ways to entertain both you and the baby when you're stuck at home or up at all hours. In a normal offseason, Penguins f...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  11. Player poll: Who is top franchise player?

    Craig Custance

    Back in July, we conducted a poll of executives, coaches and a couple players to see which players they would build a franchise around if they were starting a team from scratch. It was an attempt to rank the league's franchise players, and it led to ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  12. Players weigh in on advanced analytics

    Craig Custance

    NEW YORK - When you get a parade of NHL stars coming through the office, like was the case at the NHL's annual media event in New York, it's good business to prepare questions to ask everyone, to get a cross section of the league on trending issues. ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Kris Letang is critical as the Pittsburgh Penguins push for anoth...

    Matthew Coller

    Hockey Prospectus identifies a player trending up, a player trending down and a key stat for the 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  15. The next generation of franchise players

    Craig Custance

    Last week, we shared the results of a poll asking people around hockey the five players they'd pick if they were starting from scratch. It was a fascinating exercise, with Jonathan Toews edging Sidney Crosby for the top spot. Naturally, not everyo...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  16. Choosing NHL's top franchise player

    Craig Custance

    The beauty of those working in hockey is that their passion for the sport runs just as high as those who cheer on the teams. It's the middle of the summer, and even while some were relaxing at a cottage or in the mountains, they took a moment to answ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014