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  1. Krueger's insight on Yakupov's struggles

    Craig Custance

    Ralph Krueger is known for his communication skills. He's also fascinated by sports psychology. His time in Europe has made the Manitoba native a bit of an expert on European players among Canadian coaches, so much so that Team Canada added him ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  2. NHL - Ralph Krueger's insight on Nail Yakupov's development

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance checks in with former Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger for insight on the development of 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick Nail Yakupov.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  3. NHL - Resurgence of Jaroslav Halak makes the St. Louis Blues a co...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance offers a look into the resurgence of Jaroslav Halak, who makes the St. Louis Blues a contender and is driving up his offseason price tag.

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  4. NHL - Early post-lockout play contradicts theories

    Craig Custance

    During the lockout there was speculation that disciplined, defense-first teams and players competing in Europe would have an advantage when play resumed. That has not been the case so far.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  5. Players prepared for long lockout

    Craig Custance

    You know things are getting bad on the CBA negotiating front when Bobby Ryan starts thinking about playing in Europe. Before the lockout started, he said he didn't want to take anybody's job overseas. As it dragged on, he made it clear he&#...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  6. NHL - Players financially prepared for long lockout

    Craig Custance

    Even as negotiations continue to stall, most players seem to be prepared to endure a long work stoppage according to Craig Custance.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  7. NHL -- Lockout hits North American goalies hard

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the ongoing NHL lockout presents unique challenges for North American goaltenders.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  8. Lockout could force vets into retirement

    Craig Custance

    During the last lockout, forward Mike Knuble followed the path of many players and signed with a team in Europe. He scored 26 goals in 49 games for Linkopings in Sweden, never fully believing the NHL would miss an entire season because of a lockout. ...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  9. NHL -- Lockout could force vets into retirement

    Craig Custance

    As their careers approach an end, veterans like Mike Knuble are hoping for a resolution to the lockout so they can continue to play in the league they love.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  10. Top drafted prospects in Europe

    Corey Pronman

    Fans in North America typically don't get many eyes on prospects playing overseas outside of events like the World Juniors, so to give you a feel for the best prospects not in the Western Hemisphere, we checked in with front-office talent evalua...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  11. Top drafted prospects in Europe

    Corey Pronman

    Fans in North America typically don't get many eyes on prospects playing overseas outside of events like the World Juniors, so to give you a feel for the best prospects not in the Western Hemisphere, we checked in with front-office talent evalua...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  12. NHL prospects - Ranking top drafted prospects in Europe

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman casts his gaze across the pond to see how some drafted prospects playing in Europe stack up. And the Minnesota Wild seem to have no shortage of them.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  13. Russian draft stock soaring

    Doug McIntyre

    Shortly after NHL Central Scouting released its annual midseason rankings on Wednesday -- four separate lists comprised of the North American-based skaters and goalies and their counterparts playing in Europe (here and here) -- we spoke to five promi...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  14. Scouts dish on Central Scouting rankings, Mikhail Grigorenko on t...

    Doug McIntyre

    ESPN Insider Doug McIntyre has lessons for the 2012 NHL Draft. Lesson No. 1: Nail Yakupov's status as the top prospect is in danger.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  15. The top five skaters from Central Europe

    Lars-Ove Haraldsson

    A few years back and this list would have been ripe with names from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. But we're currently in the middle of a down cycle from those nations and -- in fact -- the top Czech prospect was actually born in Omsk, Russia. On t...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  16. 2011 NHL Draft: The top five European skaters from Central Europe...

    Lars-Ove Haraldsson

    Swedish blog correspondent Lars-Ove Haraldsson checks in with his sources from Central Europe to see who scouts believe to be the top five skaters from the middle of the continent.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2011