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  1. Chiarelli takes blame, but likes B's makeup

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli took the blame Friday for the team's premature exodus from the Stanley Cup playoffs, saying maybe he didn't do enough to bolster the defense at the trade deadline. Since the Montreal Canadiens elimi...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  2. Maturing young defense key to Bruins' run

    Craig Custance

    After the regular season, an NHL scout was debating the merits of Zdeno Chara's Norris Trophy candidacy, and estimated that he was 80 or 90 percent of the player he once was. And Chara still turned in a season that this scout thought was the best amo...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA defensemen

    Victoria Matiash

    Potential fantasy impact of forward signings | Goalies Conventional hockey wisdom suggests a player on defense benefits more from experience and maturity than a forward, and that a typical NHL defenseman hits peak performance around 27 years of ag...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. Jeff Carter's 250th goal helps Kings beat Montreal for 5th straig...

    Jeff Carter scored his 250th career NHL goal on a power play, Jonathan Quick made 17 saves to remain unbeaten since the Olympic break, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 03, 2014
  5. Senators topple Canadiens 4-1

    Senators topple Canadiens 4-1

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  6. Canadiens-Wild Preview

    Canadiens-Wild Preview

    Preview | October 31, 2013
  7. NHL - Rangers' improvements on defense should provide more wins

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance explores the reasons why the New York Rangers have gotten off to a slow start, and assesses how they can turn it around and contend in the Metropolitan division.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  8. NHL - Hockey Prospectus projections for 2013-14 top defensemen

    Ryan Schwepfinger

    Ryan Schwepfinger of Hockey Prospectus projects the NHL's top defensemen for the 2013-14 season. Montreal's P.K. Subban tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  9. The NHL's top defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    On Tuesday we explored the Top 10 forward groups in the NHL this season, but scoring alone won't win you a championship. So let's have a look at the NHL's best teams in terms of depth on defense. Chicago's depth and mobility on d...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  10. 2013-14 - Ranking the top defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 defenseman groups, and an NHL scout weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  11. Top 5 candidates for Norris Trophy

    Craig Custance

    The official description for the Norris Trophy is the player who demonstrates the greatest all-around ability on defense. But Josh Gorges, who has been paired with Norris candidate P.K. Subban down the stretch, suggests some tweaking. "I always thin...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  12. Ryan Suter leads ranking of top 5 Norris Trophy candidates - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance ranks his top 5 candidates to win the Norris Trophy, with Minnesota's Ryan Suter at No. 1.

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2013
  13. Ryan O'Byrne traded from Colorado Avalanche to Toronto Maple Leaf...

    The Toronto Maple Leafs bolstered their defense by acquiring Ryan O'Byrne from the Colorado Avalanche for a fourth-round draft pick in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  14. Canadiens' Carey Price stops 34 shots in shutout of Rangers

    Michael Ryder and Tomas Plekanec scored in the first period and Carey Price made 34 saves and the Montreal Canadiens shut out the New York Rangers, 3-0, on Saturday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  15. Is sports bubble about to burst?

    Howard Bryant

    The games today are different. The feel is different. Because of scandals, concussions, PEDs and other strains, if sport has not reached its tipping point, it is in the throes of serious transition.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  16. Penguins-Canadiens Preview

    Penguins-Canadiens Preview

    Preview | March 01, 2013