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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

    Career NFL Stats
  2. Fantasy Grapevine for Week 10

    Victoria Matiash

    So they canned the head coach. ... Now what? The Edmonton Oilers -- an organization poetically referred to by Grantland's Sean McIndoe as a "train wreck inside of a tire fire" -- are more than one move away from solving all that ails them. Maybe...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. Reality check on mumps' impact

    Craig Custance

    It was a Friday morning in early November when Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin woke up with the swollen face that's become all too common right now around the NHL. He suspected the problem might be mumps, since teammate Corey Perry ha...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  4. Ranking the top 10 forward groups

    Craig Custance

    The final opening-night rosters turned in by NHL teams Tuesday showed a continued evolution at forward. The notion of a top six and bottom six is starting to disappear. The best teams have three skilled lines that are almost interchangeable and a fou...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  5. Players weigh in on advanced analytics

    Craig Custance

    NEW YORK - When you get a parade of NHL stars coming through the office, like was the case at the NHL's annual media event in New York, it's good business to prepare questions to ask everyone, to get a cross section of the league on trending issues. ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  6. Chasing the Kings: Central Division

    Craig Custance

    The champion may reside in the Pacific Division, but its biggest group of challengers is in the Central. While the Los Angeles Kings spent the summer just trying to retain their talent, on and off the ice, the clubs in the Central ramped up the aggre...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  7. Choosing NHL's top franchise player

    Craig Custance

    The beauty of those working in hockey is that their passion for the sport runs just as high as those who cheer on the teams. It's the middle of the summer, and even while some were relaxing at a cottage or in the mountains, they took a moment to answ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  8. NHL Awards ballots, plus 2014-15 favorites

    Craig Custance and Corey Pronman

    Aside from Cuba Gooding Jr. spicing up the proceedings with his spirited cameo during the NHL Awards Show on Tuesday night, the event went about how you would have expected. Sidney Crosby took home the Hart. Duncan Keith the Norris. Nathan MacKinnon ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  9. How the Conn Smythe will be won

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- Before the Stanley Cup finals, last year's Conn Smythe winner Patrick Kane had already scored 67 percent of his playoff goals. The previous year, before stopping a single shot against the New Jersey Devils, Jonathan Quick had made 75 p...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  10. Galchenyuk still working on his game

    Craig Custance

    The other goals that Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk mentioned as standouts in his career certainly were prettier. For instance, his shootout goal that helped Team USA win the bronze last year in the World Championships. Legend has it...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  11. Under scrutiny, Matt Cooke returns

    Craig Custance

    Kris Letang said he has never faced Matt Cooke in an NHL game, which puts him among the fortunate few for NHL defensemen. "Yeah," he said, smiling. "Lucky me." But he doesn't need experience to know that Cooke is a pain in the rear to play agai...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  12. Expectations on MacKinnon's first playoffs

    Craig Custance

    DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy was a 20-year-old when he first had the opportunity to play in the NHL playoffs, backstopping the Montreal Canadiens. For reasons he can't remember now -- because he estimates he weighed about 165 pounds...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  13. Examining the Washington Capitals' options with a declining Alex ...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus explores the decline of Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, and ponders what the team should do with the expensive winger.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  14. Sidney Crosby, Tuukka Rask remain on top of final player power ra...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus shares his final installment of the regular season player power rankings. Sidney Crosby finishes the season as the top skater while Tuukka Rask is the league's top netminder.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  15. Advanced statistics projections for Norris, Vezina, Selke trophie...

    Matthew Coller

    While Sidney Crosby is a clear favorite to win the Hart Trophy, other individual NHL awards are up for grabs. Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus uses advanced stats to pick a favorite for the Norris, Vezina and Selke trophies.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  16. Tyler Seguin moves up in Hockey Prospectus player power rankings ...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad provides an updated set of NHL Player Power Rankings through March 30. Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin moves up the list, but Sidney Crosby maintains his lead.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  17. T.J. Oshie surges, Ben Bishop is dethroned in Player Power Rankin...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad provides an updated set of NHL Player Power Rankings through March 30. T.J. Oshie surges, bumping a pair of Blackhawks down the list of skaters, while Ben Bishop is dethroned for the top goalie spot.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014