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  1. If Kings win, Drew Doughty is the MVP

    Craig Custance

    Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was having a phone conversation with Bobby Orr when the conversation shifted to defensemen, and just how critical having a great one is to winning a championship. Championship teams need a goalie who makes save...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. No easy answer for interference problem

    Craig Custance

    NEW YORK -- By the estimation of NHL competition committee member Ron Hainsey, the meeting ran a good five hours. Maybe a little longer than that. The committee met on Monday to consider some rule changes, and a few made it through to the next st...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  3. Why Canadiens should stick with Tokarski

    Craig Custance

    The NHL lost its marquee goalie showdown between Henrik Lundqvist and Carey Price when the latter was knocked out for the entire Eastern Conference final following the collision with Chris Kreider. Still, there was something just as compelling a...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  4. Patrick Roy's risks paying off, catching on

    Craig Custance

    When coach Alain Vigneault pulled Cam Talbot on Tuesday night with 4:38 remaining and the Rangers down three goals against the Flyers, analyst Pierre McGuire wondered on the broadcast if the tactic should now be called "The Patrick Roy," with the way...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. Early playoff exit clouds Miller's future

    Craig Custance

    CHICAGO -- Ryan Miller sat alone in a corner of the visitors dressing room at the United Center, his goalie pads and equipment still on. He was approached for an interview, and shook his head. "Not right now," he said. He wanted to get his pads...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  6. The Ducks' crease controversy

    Craig Custance

    It's the playoffs, so the fact Bruce Boudreau didn't telegraph his starting goalie for Friday night's game between his Ducks and the Stars isn't surprising. Nor is the fact there's a goalie controversy brewing in Anaheim. Boudreau took a risk st...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  7. Is Callahan part of the Lightnings future?

    Craig Custance

    Just like that, it's over. Four games lost to the Montreal Canadiens, and one of the most fascinating seasons in recent Tampa Bay Lightning history is done. This season, we saw Ben Bishop emerge as one of the league's best goalies. Jon Cooper was...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  8. Ranking postseason goalies

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the postseason underway, we're ranking the top playoff teams by position. On Monday, the forward groups were ranked. On Tuesday, it was the defensemen's turn. Today, here's the ranking of the goalten...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  9. NHL - Ryan Miller, Paul Stastny among top 25 free agents for 2014...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance takes an early look at the top 25 NHL free agents this upcoming offseason. St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller and Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny lead the list.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  10. Trade grades: Halak to the Capitals

    Craig Custance

    The deal Capitals get: G Jaroslav Halak, 2015 third-round pick Sabres get: G Michal Neuvirth, D Rostislav Klesla Buffalo Sabres: B The Sabres need a goalie to team up with Jhonas Enroth until they find their long-term answer, and there ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  11. Breaking down Miller vs. Quick

    Craig Custance

    First, let's get this out of the way. It's a good problem to have. At some point, Dan Bylsma is going to have to choose between Ryan Miller and Jonathan Quick as the Team USA starting goalie, and it's like calling a coin toss when you know both sides...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  12. Predicting the Olympic medal winners

    Craig Custance

    Best Olympic forward groups | Defensemen | Goalies The way Peter Budaj put it, the Sochi Olympics men's hockey tournament is wide open. Yes, he and everybody else will concede that the Canadians, Russians and Swedes come with a little extra firepo...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Ranking the best Olympic goalie groups

    Craig Custance

    In ranking the Olympic contenders positionally, Team Canada had a stranglehold at forward and on defense. Only twice did a player, coach or executive in our very unscientific poll suggest a country at the top other than Canada for those positions. ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Ten predictions for the second half

    Craig Custance

    We'd be willing to forgive a little rust. You would expect that a goalie who misses significant time to injury would need a period -- or even a full game -- to get the timing back. Yet twice this week we've seen two of the best goalies in the game dr...

    Blog | January 07, 2014