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  1. Panthers' success starts with Luongo

    Craig Custance

    One unmistakable sign of a good goaltender is making saves and thriving regardless of the team out front. There are some goalies who put up big seasons, and it's impossible not to suspect that part of the reason is the system or the team. Then, th...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. Top 20 UFAs for 2015

    Craig Custance

    When Jason Spezza signed his four-year contract extension with the Dallas Stars worth $7.5 million per season, the initial thought was that it seemed high for a player on the downside of his career. All it took was a quick glance at the 2015 fre...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  3. Staal trade talk premature, complicated

    Craig Custance

    Let's start here: It's premature. Talk of a possible Eric Staal trade has already started and another loss by the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night won't slow it down. The Hurricanes' season is only four games old -- long enough to indicate that ...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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