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  1. 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
  2. NHL Morning Links - Dec. 17

    Victoria Matiash

    Forward Shawn Thornton is opting to roll the dice. According to the player's agent and the NHLPA, the Boston Bruins veteran is appealing his 15-game suspension for attacking Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Dec. 7. Next up is a hearing ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  3. Predicting Team USA's roster for the Sochi Olympics - NHL

    Frank Provenzano

    Frank Provenzano breaks down the toughest position battles competing for a spot on Team USA.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  4. Team USA creeping toward favorite status

    Craig Custance

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Jacob Trouba started listing all the guys he was excited to meet at U.S. orientation camp, players he admired like Ryan Suter and Patrick Kane. "I grew up watching Jimmy Howard a lot," Trouba added, saying how cool it was to work w...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  5. Olympics - USA Hockey creeping towards favorite status?

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance checks in from Team USA Orientation Camp where a young roster bodes well for success in the upcoming 2014 Olympics, and may even occupy the role of gold-medal favorite by 2018.

    Blog | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  6. The NHL's top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    There are still a few more free agents to sign and decisions to be made in training camp, but for the most part, rosters are set. So this week, we'll look at some of the best teams by position, starting today with the 10 best forward groups in t...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 2013 NHL offseason - Can the 2013 draft class be the league's bes...

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg assesses this offseason's top draft picks, and analyzes whether the group -- headed by Nathan MacKinnon, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Drouin and Seth Jones will stack up against the best draft classes in recent history.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  9. NHL draft - How St. Louis Blues have created Stanley Cup contende...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang looks at how the St. Louis Blues have created a Stanley Cup contender. Unlike most teams that rebuild through top-10 picks, the Blues have rebuilt through mid-first-round and second-round picks.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  10. Vancouver Canucks dealing with Stanley Cup Finals hangover - NHL...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes about the Vancouver Canucks' rocky start before diving into his mailbag, answering questions on David Backes, Claude Giroux and the loaded Central division.

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  11. NHL 2011-12 Season Preview - Ranking the top 10 projected player ...

    Rob Vollman

    Hockey Prospectus continues its top-10 series by picking this season's top 10 projected regression candidates, topped by Vezina and Conn Smythe winner Tim Thomas, who is unlikely to sustain his substantial success from a season ago.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  12. NHL: ESPN The Magazine's 2010-11 St. Louis Blues season preview

    ESPN Insider and Puck Prospectus

    The St. Louis Blues are a young, strong, skilled hockey team. However, they play in a competitive division and conference; they might still be a few years away from contending regularly. This season should be a step in the right direction.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2010
  13. NHL — Picking the rosters for the U.S. and Canadian Olympic...

    E.J. Hradek

    Pardon the interruption (where have I heard that before?), but I've decided to spend my last blog before the Christmas break on my choices for the US and Canadian Olympic teams. I will get back to my usual rookie/prospect-based Wednesday blogging nex...

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2009