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  1. Trade grades: Jason Spezza to Stars

    Craig Custance

    The deal Stars get: Jason Spezza, Ludwig Karlsson Senators get: Alex Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and 2015 second-round pick Dallas Stars: A+ When GM Jim Nill first arrived in Dallas, his immediate priority was strengthening ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  2. Tampa moves may signal Ehrhoff interest

    Craig Custance

    Initially unable to finalize a deal to send Sam Gagner to the Arizona Coyotes from Tampa Bay, Arizona GM Don Maloney came up with a plan with Steve Yzerman. "I said, 'I'm going to have a beer. You have a glass of wine,'" Maloney said. "If you can ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Links from around the rink: June 30

    Doug Mittler

    We are still one day away from the official start of free agency, but the reshuffling of NHL rosters is already underway. The new-look Vancouver Canucks got the ball rolling a few hours before Friday's draft, shipping Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim D...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  4. Chicago stars will take reduced dollars

    Craig Custance

    PHILADELPHIA -- The negotiation going on right now between the Blackhawks and star players Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane isn't typical. Even though the new contracts will end up featuring the highest average annual values in the league, the discuss...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. Links from around the rink: June 27

    Tim Kavanagh

    Well, today's the day. After months and months of pondering the next wave of top talent set to join up with NHL teams, the first round of the draft is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET on Friday night. Will this be the year the "no defenseman at No. 1" strea...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  6. Trade market heats up as draft nears

    Craig Custance

    If things go quiet on the negotiating front for teams trying to sign their own free agents, it's understandable. Wednesday begins the interview period in which teams can begin legally contacting the free agents of other teams. If you're a potential f...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  7. Links from around the rink: June 16

    Doug Mittler

    Forget any talk of East Coast bias. The best team in the NHL resides out west, where the Los Angeles Kings are enjoying their second title in three seasons. And while Hollywood revels in another Stanley Cup, the race to catch up with the Kings alr...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  8. Boost coming for NHL data collection

    Craig Custance

    The data is coming. The kind of data the hockey community has been yearning for after seeing other sports gather it. Motion-tracking cameras in every arena that record the movements and speed of every single player on the ice are on their way in t...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  9. Trade intrigue increases as draft nears

    Mike Hume

    Even as the Stanley Cup playoffs continue, it's hard not to notice several situations that could produce a flurry of trade activity in the early offseason, particularly come the NHL draft. In fact, Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill told USA Today's Kevin A...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  10. Ducks should target Spezza or Kesler

    Craig Custance

    It would have been a great story to have Teemu Selanne end his career on a high note, even a trip to the Stanley Cup finals. But there's no shame in losing to the Los Angeles Kings in the playoffs; a lot of great teams have done so the past few years...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  11. Penguins could target Mike Babcock

    Craig Custance

    With coach Dan Bylsma facing a very uncertain future in Pittsburgh, there is one coach who should lead the wish list for Pittsburgh Penguins fans if the ax does fall. Mike Babcock -- the ultimate hire. The Detroit Red Wings' coach has two Olymp...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  12. Flyers emerging as dark-horse contender

    Craig Custance

    There's a belief that the Philadelphia Flyers would be among the last teams the Pittsburgh Penguins want to face in the first round (or any round) of the Eastern Conference playoffs. That theory was bolstered this weekend. The Flyers swept a home-...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  13. Fantasy Grapevine -- Week 17

    Victoria Matiash

    Like a luckless young boy living in a designated retirement community, Jason Spezza is lacking in suitable, everyday playmates. Of course, that's not entirely true; the Ottawa Senators are certainly not bereft of talent at the forward position. But, ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  14. Who's ahead after Alfredsson's move?

    Craig Custance

    There are times when Bobby Ryan has a bit of a relapse. He forgets he's in the East, where it's not quite the struggle to advance the puck from zone to zone, where the transition game is a little bit more free-flowing. "I get to the point ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  15. NHL - Analyzing the early returns on Alfredsson, Ryan, Anaheim Du...

    Craig Custance

    It's too early to declare a final winner after Daniel Alfredsson joined the Red Wings and the Senators replaced him with Bobby Ryan, but ESPN Insider Craig Custance examines the early returns for those two teams as well as the Anaheim Ducks.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  16. NHL - Hockey Prospectus projections for 2013-14 team standings

    Robert Vollman

    Robert Vollman of Hockey Prospectus analyzes the projections for the top NHL teams of 2013-14. Pittsburgh leads the list, but the Rangers, Bruins and Blackhawks are right on its tail.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013