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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. Chasing the Kings: Pacific Division

    Craig Custance

    In the parity-filled NHL, it's hard enough building a team that stands out from the rest. It's even harder in the Pacific Division, where the Los Angeles Kings overshadow their rivals. GM Dean Lombardi has constructed a team that is near perfect in t...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. Summer trending: Pacific Division

    Craig Custance

    The past two seasons the Anaheim Ducks have won consecutive Pacific Division titles, including a 116-point regular season last season that was topped only by the Boston Bruins. The postseason success hasn't been there but the team has won enough t...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  4. Links from around the rink: March 31

    Doug Mittler

    Just two weeks remain in the regular season, and the New Jersey Devils are five points out of a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. So could we be witnessing the final days of Martin Brodeur in an NHL uniform? The future Hall of Famer doesn't...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  5. NHL - 2013 mock expansion draft protected teams in West

    Frank Provenzano

    Craig Custance reveals which players in the West would be protected from being selected in a mock NHL expansion draft.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  6. Compliance buyout candidates in the West

    Craig Custance

    Editor's Note: Earlier this week Craig Custance looked at potential compliance buyout candidates in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. With negotiations now suggesting that each team could receive a second buyout, we revisit the list of p...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  7. NHL - Potential Western Conference compliance buyout candidates

    Craig Custance

    With the NHL including an option for teams to buyout contracts to comply with a proposed drop in the salary cap, Craig Custance examines some likely candidates in the Western Conference.

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  8. Impact of Schultz's Oilers decision

    Craig Custance

    The Edmonton Oilers haven't had the most success luring free agents in recent years. And it wasn't that long ago Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley blocked a trade that would have sent him to the Oilers. The Justin Schultz decision sho...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  9. 2012 NHL Free Agency - Impact of Justin Schultz's decision on Edm...

    Craig Custance

    Justin Schultz's decision to sign with the Oilers is not only big for Edmonton, which now has a talented young D-man to team with its rising stars at forward, but will also have a significant impact on the free-agent market, writes Craig Custance.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2012
  10. Can 3 No. 1 picks earn Edmonton a Cup?

    Alvin Chang

    The last two drafts, the Edmonton Oilers did what they are supposed to do with the No. 1 overall pick. They drafted a forward. At No. 1, it's almost a guarantee the player will be an All-Star. Of course, there are busts -- Alexandre Daigle comes...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  11. 2012 NHL Draft - Can 3 No. 1 picks earn Edmonton Oilers a Cup?

    Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider Alvin Chang writes that the Edmonton Oilers got lucky getting the No. 1 overall pick for the third consecutive year, and should they draft Nail Yakupov, they could be a few complementary players away from Cup contention.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  12. NHL Clutch Performance Indicator - Team-by-team look at NHL's pri...

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg revisits his Clutch Performance Index (CPI) to see which players have really carried the West's teams early in the 2011-12 season ... and who has let them down. Includes each team's top three players in terms of CPI.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2011
  13. Identifying early-season trade candidates

    Craig Custance

    During the first few weeks of the season, most general managers will be in full evaluation mode. Once November hits, the most aggressive teams will start addressing early-season issues. Last November, Ryan O'Byrne, Ian White, Anton Babchuk, Matt...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  14. NHL - With the NHL season under way, it won't be long until teams...

    Craig Custance

    With the NHL season in full swing, Craig Custance takes an early look at 10 possible trade candidates who may finish the season in a different uniform. Plus, more Sidney Crosby news and Dany Heatley's return to Ottawa.

    Blog | Conversation | October 11, 2011
  15. 2011 NHL offseason - Washington Capitals are offseason champs, wh...

    Robert Vollman

    Robert Vollman ranks the NHL teams that have added and lost the most talent during the 2011 offseason, with the Washington Capitals earning the distinction of most improved.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2011
  16. 2011 NHL draft: For Edmonton Oilers, two No. 1 picks aren't guara...

    Alvin Chang

    While the Edmonton Oilers will get to add to a core featuring 2010 No. 1 Taylor Hall, they still have work to do before becoming Cup contenders. Even consecutive No. 1 picks are no guarantee of team success. Just ask the Thrashers.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  17. NHL: What can be learned from the worst trades of all time?

    Robert Vollman

    With the NHL trade deadline rapidly approaching, Robert Vollman of Hockey Prospectus evaluates the worst trades of all time and the lessons current teams can draw from them.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2011