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  1. Summer trending: Pacific Division

    Craig Custance

    The past two seasons the Anaheim Ducks have won consecutive Pacific Division titles, including a 116-point regular season last season that was topped only by the Boston Bruins. The postseason success hasn't been there but the team has won enough t...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. Early free agency grades

    Craig Custance

    The opening hours of NHL free agency were truly frenetic, with signings being announced in a flurry shortly after noon ET. Some teams made their mark ahead of time -- the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars made major upgrades down the middle by tradi...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  3. How can Teravainen impact Chicago?

    Craig Custance

    What are reasonable expectations for Teuvo Teravainen? Will Detroit make the playoffs? Which deadline deal will pay off the most in the postseason? Will the NHL ever return to Atlanta? All this and more in this week's mailbag. If you have any questio...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  4. Trade grades: Ales Hemsky to Senators

    Craig Custance

    The deal Senators get: F Ales Hemsky Oilers get: 2014 fifth-round pick, 2015 third-round pick Ottawa Senators: B There was a lot of interest from teams looking to add skill on the wing, and his two-goal game Tuesday night -- against the...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  5. Ten observations as GMs feel out market

    Craig Custance

    On a Monday in which the same general managers talked to the same other general managers about the same players, without much progress being made on a deal, other options were being considered. Especially on the wing. Thomas Vanek is the big nam...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  6. How trades affect summer goalie market

    Craig Custance

    When the Flyers traded for Steve Mason last season at the deadline, the deal wasn't met with much acclaim. If anything, the attention given to the trade leaned negative as many were eager to point out the irony of the Flyers trading for the Blue Jack...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  7. Holiday gifts to fill every team's top need

    Craig Custance

    The reality of the salary cap system is that every team has flaws. You have to borrow from one area to strengthen another. General managers have tough choices to make every offseason, and as we get into trade season, it's the time of year some teams ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  8. Will Toews, Kane halt Hawks' plan?

    Craig Custance

    Will the next contracts for Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews derail the long-term plan in Chicago? Who is the early Olympic gold medal favorite? Has one hockey fan discovered the perfect overtime solution? All this and more in this week's hockey mailb...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  9. Patient approach to playoffs right move

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- One of the things one NHL general manager said he appreciates about Gary Bettman is that, during meetings like Tuesday's in Toronto, he does a good job of getting the temperature of the room on important issues and is willing to make tweak...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  10. Notes from the Hall of Fame red carpet

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- The red carpet before the Hockey Hall of Fame inductions can be a gold mine for catching up with some of the biggest names in hockey. Monday night was no different, even if the space was shared with Chris Chelios' friends from Hollywo...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  11. NHL - Nail Yakupov trade possibility, Ducks goalies and more from...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance provides his notes from the Hockey Hall of Fame red carpet event, including buzz on a possible Nail Yakupov trade, the Ducks' goalies and Ilya Bryzgalov in Edmonton.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  12. Is Bryzgalov the answer in Edmonton?

    Craig Custance

    The Oilers lost again Sunday night. This time, it was a 5-4 defeat at the hands of a heating up Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks team. It was the third consecutive game the Oilers had allowed at least four goals and increased the number of goa...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  13. NHL - Is Ilya Bryzgalov the right fix for the Oilers?

    Craig Custance

    The Edmonton Oilers have added Ilya Bryzgalov at a time when they can't keep the puck out of the net. Can he fix the problem, or is the bad defense too much to overcome? And who should the Panthers trade? Craig Custance takes a look.

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  14. NHL - Custance mailbag on Anaheim goalie trades, teams poised for...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance answers questions from his mailbag, including whether (and when) the Ducks should trade a goalie, teams playing above their heads early on and officiating controversies.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  15. The NHL's 10 biggest disappointments

    Craig Custance

    It's become a Twitter inevitability. When a player scores his first goal of the season, as Tom Wilson did Tuesday night in the Capitals' blowout of the Islanders, at least one fan of the team excitedly points out that the player now has one...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  16. 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