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  1. Trade Grade: Vermette to the Blackhawks

    Craig Custance

    The deal Blackhawks get: Antoine Vermette Coyotes get: Klas Dahlbeck, Blackhawks' first-round pick in 2015 Chicago Blackhawks: B GM Stan Bowman took full advantage of the additional cap space created by Patrick Kane's injury in adding ...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  2. All-Star panel makes Hart Trophy pick

    Craig Custance

    The lockout-shortened 2013 season in which Sidney Crosby's season was further shortened because of an injury was one of the hardest Hart Trophy votes in recent memory. The proof is that the winner is debated even today; just ask colleague and friend ...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  3. Crosby's absence to impact All-Star Game

    Craig Custance

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The decision to miss an All-Star Game because of injury or otherwise is rarely made by one person. Hall of Famer Mike Modano was a seven-time All-Star but remembers one year in which he was banged up and debating whether to take par...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  4. Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh Penguins to miss NHL All-Star Game

    Craig Custance

    The wattage of star power at this year's NHL All-Star Game got a little dimmer Thursday when Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford announced captain Sidney Crosby will miss the game with a lower body injury.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  5. How NHL teams handle the mumps

    Craig Custance

    When you see Corey Perry's name on the crawl while watching a hockey game and it says "mumps" in parentheses to explain why he's not playing, it's a bit jarring. We're used to things like shoulder injuries, ankle injuries and especially upper- and lo...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  6. Curing the injured defensemen epidemic

    Craig Custance

    Anecdotally, it appears to be a problem. It seems like NHL defensemen are dropping like flies, especially considering that prominent defensemen like Zdeno Chara, Ryan McDonagh and Victor Hedman remain out with injuries. When McDonagh went down, ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  7. How Rangers cope with McDonagh injury

    Craig Custance

    It started off as a conversation about New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh and his injured shoulder; then, it escalated into something much bigger. On Saturday, McDonagh took a hit into the boards from Winnipeg's Evander Kane, and the re...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  8. 2014-15 NHL season preview -- Potential unrestricted free agents ...

    Craig Custance

    Auditions: Five UFAs-to-be will light it up while trying to get better deals for next season, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  9. Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will make preseason debut ...

    Craig Custance

    Penguins star Sidney Crosby made his preseason debut Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  10. Bryzgalov, Heatley ready for Game 1

    Craig Custance

    CHICAGO - The Minesota Wild had three goalies on the ice for their morning skate on Friday, none of whom were rookie Darcy Kuemper, who remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury suffered in Game 7 against the Colorado Avalanche. Veteran Ilya Br...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  11. Red Wings should go big in free agency

    Craig Custance

    Their kids got them in, but they couldn't get them out of the first round. Injuries, inexperience and running into the best team in the Eastern Conference means the Detroit Red Wings end their season in the first round for the second time in three ye...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  12. NHL playoffs -- Daniel Alfredsson of Detroit Red Wings out for Ga...

    Craig Custance

    Detroit Red Wings veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson won't be in the lineup Tuesday for Game 3 of Detroit's first-round series against the Boston Bruins.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  13. Tyson Barrie of Colorado Avalanche to miss four to six weeks with...

    Craig Custance

    The Colorado Avalanche will be without key defenseman Tyson Barrie (knee) for four to six weeks following a knee-on-knee hit from Wild forward Matt Cooke in the second period of Minnesota's 1-0 overtime win against the Avs.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2014
  14. Jarome Iginla of Boston Bruins sits vs. Detroit Red Wings with lo...

    Craig Custance

    Boston Bruins forward Jarome Iginla was scratched for Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings with a lower-body injury.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  15. Whose stock surged in Sochi?

    Craig Custance

    Every NHL owner fears an injury to his star players sent to compete in the Winter Olympics. But there's a flip side to the John Tavares scenario (a scenario that we discussed this past week). Some players are returning to the NHL this week with mo...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  16. Implications of John Tavares' injury

    Craig Custance

    It's the worst nightmare for the NHL franchises sending their best players over to Sochi to compete in the Winter Olympics: It's quite possible, even probable, that one of them won't return in the same condition. These games are played with playof...

    Blog | February 20, 2014