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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Can Lighting stay afloat without Stamkos?

    Craig Custance

    Steven Stamkos has become a bit of a medical expert during the course of the recovery of his broken leg. He was already someone fascinated by injuries, recovery and the lengths players go to in order keep playing. He'll watch a guy get stitches if al...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  5. Can Pens keep up pace despite injuries?

    Craig Custance

    The vision of Evgeni Malkin in pain on the ice, then trying to skate off only to fall back onto the ice in pain was still fresh after the Penguins' win Saturday in Detroit. So to see him walking around at all in the Penguins' dressing room afterward,...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  6. How Red Wings overcome key injuries

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- This all has to feel a bit familiar to Daniel Alfredsson. The team that he captained last season, the Ottawa Senators, was one of the most remarkable stories of the season, winning games even as key player after key player went down with i...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  7. Capitals are Cup contenders despite flaws

    Craig Custance

    He took the ice Friday with his teammates at the Capitals' morning skate, but by the time you looked for him again, he was gone. Mike Green is hurt again, this injury being described as a contusion, and based on the way he carefully and gingerly exit...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  8. What's next for Anaheim's crease?

    Craig Custance

    In Viktor Fasth, the Ducks have a goalie who is one of just three in the history of the NHL to win his first eight starts. But with Jonas Hiller ready to go after recovering from a lower-body injury suffered on Feb. 8, Bruce Boudreau turned to his wo...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  9. NHL - Bringing Anaheim Ducks' goaltending picture into focus

    Craig Custance

    With Jonas Hiller back, Viktor Fasth's sensational debut and prospect John Gibson waiting in the wings, the Ducks have options in the days ahead. But which one will they pursue?

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  10. An early glimpse at a mock draft

    Craig Custance

    It appears to be almost a certainty that a good team will end up in the draft lottery. The unusual circumstances of the shortened season combined with injuries, untimely losing streaks and everything else that happens over the course of a condensed s...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  11. NHL - Projecting the top 10 picks of the 2013 NHL draft

    Craig Custance

    With an early projection of the top 10 picks in June's entry draft, Craig Custance explores the possibility of some of the top prospects in the 2013 draft class being claimed by traditionally powerful teams experiencing down years at the right time.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  12. Can Oilers, Red Wings survive injuries?

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers entered Saturday afternoon's game dead even in points with 11 each. Only Detroit's extra regulation win gave them an edge in the standings heading into the game, with the Red Wings clingi...

    Blog | February 10, 2013
  13. NHL - Can Edmonton Oilers, Detroit Red Wings survive injuries?

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance reports from Detroit, explaining how both the Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers are suffering from injuries. Which team is more likely to make the playoffs?

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2013
  14. Injury impact should lockout (ever) end

    Craig Custance

    If there's going to be a training camp this season, it's going to be soon. The league has set a Jan. 11 deadline to get a CBA deal done in time for a 48-game season and there's serious risk in testing that deadline. That means the...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  15. NHL - Should lockout end, key injuries may impact early returns

    Craig Custance

    With the possibility of a very rapid start to the NHL season should there be a breakthrough in CBA talks, Craig Custance revisits several key injuries that could impact early returns for the Kings, Wings, Canucks and Blackhawks.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  16. Pietrangelo injury could sideline King

    Craig Custance

    ST. LOUIS -- From the viewpoint of Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter, Dwight King's boarding of St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo got exactly what it deserved -- a two-minute penalty. But at this point, it's not his opinio...

    Blog | April 29, 2012