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  1. Player poll: Who is top franchise player?

    Craig Custance

    Back in July, we conducted a poll of executives, coaches and a couple players to see which players they would build a franchise around if they were starting a team from scratch. It was an attempt to rank the league's franchise players, and it led to ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. Flyers should bring Timonen back

    Craig Custance

    So much has happened during the 2013-14 campaign in Philadelphia that the Peter Laviolette firing seems like it occurred in a different season. There was the Claude Giroux Olympic snub, then his push for the Hart Trophy. Steve Mason carried the t...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  3. Flyers emerging as dark-horse contender

    Craig Custance

    There's a belief that the Philadelphia Flyers would be among the last teams the Pittsburgh Penguins want to face in the first round (or any round) of the Eastern Conference playoffs. That theory was bolstered this weekend. The Flyers swept a home-...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  4. What is San Jose's deadline strategy?

    Craig Custance

    What should we expect from San Jose at the deadline? What's the timeline for expansion? Is Ryan Miller or Ryan Callahan more of a need for St. Louis? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, ...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  5. Ranking the best Olympic forward groups

    Craig Custance

    At least Steve Yzerman made it interesting. He could have put Claude Giroux and Martin St. Louis on Team Canada, and there really wouldn't be anything to debate. Sure you could nitpick about the third goalie or perhaps the exclusion of James Neal...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  6. What's changed for surging Flyers?

    Craig Custance

    The Flyers' recent West Coast tour was successful in part because of two meetings that bookended the trip. In Edmonton, coach Craig Berube gathered his team before hitting the ice for practice. The Flyers were embarking on a six-game road trip with f...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Schenn, Couturier remain building blocks

    Craig Custance

    In identifying all the problems piling up for the reeling Philadelphia Flyers, the dramatic trades that sent Jeff Carter and Mike Richards away are getting lumped in with other mistakes made by management. And the optics of those deals aren't g...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  10. NHL - Examining the growth of Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier

    Craig Custance

    While the trades that sent Mike Richards and Jeff Carter away from Philadelphia don't look great right now, Craig Custance explores why there's hope for the future with Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  11. Next Question: What's the fix in Philly?

    Craig Custance

    Things can change rapidly in the news cycle of the modern NHL, and on Monday we saw yet another example. Just three games into the 2013-14 season, the Philadelphia Flyers decided to part ways with head coach Peter Laviolette, installing Craig Berube ...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  12. Following Peter Laviolette firing, what Craig Berube must fix for...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the coaching change in Philadelphia and asks what new bench boss Craig Berube will need to do to right the Flyers' 0-3 ship.

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  13. NHL - Philadelphia Flyers, Peter Laviolette under pressure

    Craig Custance

    In dissecting exactly what went wrong last season, Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette was able to produce a pretty exhaustive list. "There were lots of things we needed to do better," he said when we chatted recently. "We need to stay healthi...

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. How Metropolitan teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Metropolitan. Is this the NHL's toughest from top to bottom? Metropolitan Division Average team point total last season: 54.3 2012-13 playoff teams: 4 ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013