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  1. The challenges of expansion to Vegas

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- On the way into the Boca Raton Resort conference room for the first day of the NHL's board of governors meetings, a governor was asked about Las Vegas as a potential NHL city. He smiled and joked he'd been scouting the market...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  2. Impact of an uncertain cap for 2015-16

    Craig Custance

    This is what it has come to for NHL teams trying to project next season's salary cap: At least one team has had conversations with currency speculators to come up with the most accurate picture of where the Canadian dollar is headed in order to make ...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  3. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman shoots down talk of expansion vote

    Craig Custance

    NHL commissioner Gary Bettman shoots down speculation that the league's owners will vote on expansion at the December board of governors meeting.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  4. NHL's Voynov response leaves few critics

    Craig Custance

    Terry O'Neill wanted to make something very clear: The NHL's indefinite suspension of Slava Voynov following his arrest on domestic violence charges is a positive first step. That's it. O'Neill, the president of the National Organization for Wom...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  5. Conn Smythe win still emotional for Justin Williams

    Craig Custance

    NEW YORK -- It was 15 seconds or so before commissioner Gary Bettman shared to the world that Justin Williams was the Conn Smythe winner following the Kings' Stanley Cup-clinching win in Los Angeles. Kings vice president of communications Mike Alt...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  6. The NHL's Vegas expansion plans

    Craig Custance

    Gary Bettman's recent visit to Seattle became big news when word got out he was in town. Later, he'd explain that he was just in the neighborhood, attending playoff games in California, and wanted to see exactly what the latest was with Chris Hansen'...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  7. Options growing for NHL expansion

    Craig Custance

    It was a departure for Gary Bettman. As he stood in the Pebble Beach conference room last week and took questions about the state of the NHL, expansion came up more than once. At times, he sounded like he wanted to pull the reins in on the talk. "...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Booming NHL ready for big steps forward

    Craig Custance

    This season, just returning to the ice was enough to generate huge interest in the NHL. After a long lockout, fans returned to the NHL in a big way and on Sunday following his (second) Detroit Winter Classic announcement, Gary Bettman pointed out tha...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  10. NHL looks to Champions League, World Cup for next leap -- NHL

    Craig Custance

    The National Hockey League is riding high and as Craig Custance writes, planning extends from outdoor games to Champions League to the sale of the Coyotes.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  11. NHL - Realignment throws relocation into question

    Craig Custance

    As the NHL prepares to realign next season, questions remain as to how the potential relocation of a franchise could affect things. And Seattle's beautiful new arena proposal is adding fuel to the fire. Plus, the weekly mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  12. NHL - What would league look like if every player was suddenly a ...

    Craig Custance

    Should the CBA talks break down there's a chance every existing contract could be voided, making every player a free agent. What would that world look like? Who would be the top targets? How much would they earn? Craig Custance explores with an NHL exec.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  13. NHL - Where do CBA talks go from here?

    Craig Custance

    There are some who believe the NHLPA's disclaimer of interest could expedite an agreement ... others think it could crush the NHL in years of court battles. Craig Custance explains the true impact of the move.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  14. NHL - The NHL's disappearing middle class?

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the battle over contract term limits and why players feel it could greatly limit the money going to mid-level players.

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  15. Los Angeles Kings' Kevin Westgarth, Chicago Blackhawks' Jamal May...

    Craig Custance

    Despite the ugly ending to negotiations in New York, optimism emerged between Kevin Westgarth, Jamal Mayers and Shawn Horcoff that a deal between the NHL and the players will still get done.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2012
  16. Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard said unraveling talks 'made me si...

    Craig Custance

    Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard said the latest unraveling of NHL labor talks felt like "getting the wind knocked out of you."

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012