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  1. Ranking the best coaches available

    Craig Custance

    After firing Dallas Eakins, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish said he will transition the coaching job to Todd Nelson, promoted from the American Hockey League. Nelson is a widely respected coach who had success at that level, so he's e...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Francis, Hurricanes patient in coach hunt

    Craig Custance

    Even as he was talking, he was getting emails. Lines of communication from those interested in filling the coaching vacancies in Carolina. Since news emerged that Kirk Muller was out as coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, new GM Ron Francis has been...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  3. Mapping Canucks' uncertain future

    Craig Custance

    As teams are eliminated from the 2014 postseason, the focus shifts to next season, and we'll be examining some of the teams expected to have the most interesting summers. Here's an early look at the Vancouver Canucks' offseason priorities, projected ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  4. What's next for the Vancouver Canucks?

    Craig Custance

    We'll get more clarity over what comes next in Vancouver when Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini meets with the local media on Wednesday morning, but this much we know: team president and GM Mike Gillis is out. Head coach John Tortorella is still a...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  5. John Tortorella talk 'rumor and speculation' -- Vancouver Canucks...

    Craig Custance

    Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis declined to comment Wednesday about the future of coach John Tortorella, whose team is suffering a free fall down the standings.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  6. Will Rangers change under Vigneault?

    Craig Custance

    For years, Ryan Callahan has embodied everything it meant to be a forward on John Tortorella's Rangers. He plays with an edge. He defends. He hits. He blocks shots and, within the confines of those responsibilities, he scores. In the last full N...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  7. NHL - How will the New York Rangers evolve under Alain Vigneault?...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes about how much the Rangers will change under new head coach Alain Vigneault. He speaks with Ryan Callahan, who believes there won't be any dramatic differences from last season's system.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  8. NHL - Mark Messier's fit as head coach with New York Rangers

    Craig Custance

    Legend Mark Messier is in the running for the Rangers' head coaching job, but what exactly would he bring to the table? Craig Custance examines the Broadway coaching search, as well as how Coyotes coach Dave Tippett may fit into the picture.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  9. 5 fits if Brad Richards leaves Rangers

    Craig Custance

    These decisions are never easy. Not the one to sit Brad Richards in a game the New York Rangers needed to win to extend their season. It's the one that comes next, when the Rangers' season is eventually over. New York coach John Tortorella...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  10. 2013 NHL playoffs - If New York Rangers ditch him, 5 fits for Bra...

    Craig Custance

    Scratched for Game 4 of the Rangers' Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Bruins, it seems like Brad Richards' days in New York are coming to a unexpected early close. If the Blueshirts cut him loose, where could he land? Craig Custance lists options.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  11. NHL - New York Rangers face decisions on trade, coaching fronts

    Craig Custance

    The Rangers were supposed to be Stanley Cup contenders and instead they're sputtering out of the playoff race. As the trade deadline approaches, Craig Custance examines some of the key options available to them.

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  12. NHL - What's next for Marian Gaborik, New York Rangers?

    Craig Custance

    With star sniper Marian Gaborik struggling to light the lamp, Craig Custance explores the reasons behind the winger's slump and the possibility of a trade out of the Big Apple.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  13. NHL - Dan Bylsma should be Team USA head coach

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes how Dan Bylsma should be the top candidate to lead Team USA in the 2014 Olympics before addressing trade proposals, coaches on the hot seat and a new alternative to shootouts in his weekly mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  14. Nash makes Rangers Cup favorites

    Craig Custance

    With John Tortorella watching from above at the Rangers' training facility in Greenburgh on Thursday, Brad Richards centered a line with Rick Nash on one side and Marian Gaborik on the other. Now, we realize Tortorella changes lines as fast as any co...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  15. Zach Parise among high-end goal scorers Rangers could target this...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the New York Rangers will likely look to pursue some high-end goal scorers this offseason, with Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils leading the list of potential targets.

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  16. 2012 NHL Playoffs - New York Rangers must look to Marc Staal in G...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks at the New York Rangers' hard-working defense and how the return to form of Marc Staal may be the key in Saturday's Game 7 showdown with the Washington Capitals.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2012