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  1. Examining the tactic of resting veterans

    Craig Custance

    Any other player in the world and there might have been concern. But as we know by now, Patrice Bergeron really isn't human. On Wednesday night against the Red Wings, he got his legs tangled with Drew Miller while shooting the puck. He hit the ice, w...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  2. Resetting the Western playoff race

    Craig Custance

    As typically happens after most borderline hits, the debate following Brooks Orpik's hit on Jonathan Toews, one that knocked Toews out of the game, centered on the legality and the potential suspension of the offender. For Chicago Blackhawks fans,...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. Which players will be Selke finalists?

    Craig Custance

    Who should win the Selke? Is Ryan McDonagh ready to be in the Norris conversation? How many goals will Gustav Nyquist score next year? All this and more in this week's mailbag. If you have any questions for next week, send them in right here. Darr...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  4. Next steps for league expansion

    Craig Custance

    First, let me come clean. I wanted to touch on expansion in this mailbag, and as of Thursday afternoon, there wasn't a single question on it in the mailbag. So I turned to Twitter with my expansion request and you guys didn't disappoint. So, let's st...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  5. NHL player poll: Olympic predictions

    Craig Custance

    The players were given anonymity in hopes that it would lead to more honesty. Because truly, what patriotic person could ever publicly pick against his own country to win gold in the Winter Olympics? For the most part, in this Olympic player poll tha...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  6. The success of Doughty and Muzzin

    Craig Custance

    There's a statistic that tracks the percentage of shot attempts taken at even strength while a player is on the ice, that helps identify which teams and players are the most effective at controlling play. The teams at the top of that list are not ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  7. The impact of the rising salary cap

    Craig Custance

    MONTEREY, Calif. -- Since the end of the lockout, Penguins general manager Ray Shero has been one of the NHL's busiest GMs in locking up his key players to long-term contracts. And he did it in an environment that wasn't exactly ideal -- a dropping s...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  8. Will Toews, Kane halt Hawks' plan?

    Craig Custance

    Will the next contracts for Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews derail the long-term plan in Chicago? Who is the early Olympic gold medal favorite? Has one hockey fan discovered the perfect overtime solution? All this and more in this week's hockey mailb...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  9. NHL - Custance mailbag on Sabres' rebuild, strongest NHL division...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance answers questions from his mailbag, including how long the Sabres' rebuild will take, the NHL's best all-around center and the strongest division in the league.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  10. 5 reasons the Kessel deal works

    Craig Custance

    Phil Kessel didn't want to negotiate a contract extension during the regular season, so the two sides worked hard to get it in just under the bell. Colleague Pierre LeBrun reports that Kessel's new deal with the Maple Leafs is a healthy one...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  11. NHL - 5 reasons why the Phil Kessel contract works for the Toront...

    Craig Custance

    In the wake of the news of the eight-year deal for Phil Kessel, ESPN Insider Craig Custance writes that there are five reasons why it's a good move by Toronto.

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  12. Auditing the Top 25 under 25 list

    Craig Custance

    Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was finished explaining why his defenseman, Drew Doughty, is better than any of the other young defensemen on Neil Greenberg's annual list of the Top 25 players under 25. Doughty is ranked No. 8 on the list th...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  13. NHL - Auditing Top 25 under 25 list

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance runs Neil Greenberg's Top 25 under 25 rankings by some scouts and GMs to get their take on who is too high and who is too low on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  14. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano, Neil Greenberg, Corey Pronman, Robert Vollman and Ryan Schwepfinger rank every NHL team based on how well they're set up for future success.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  15. The challenge of RFA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    A couple years ago, a GM was asked about the contract status of one of his restricted free agents in early summer. You know how it goes, he answered, these things don't get done until training camp is close. A deadline, in this case, is a power...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  16. NHL - The challenge of RFA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    A couple years ago, a GM was asked about the contract status of one of his restricted free agents in early summer. You know how it goes, he answered, these things don't get done until training camp is close. A deadline, in this case, is a powerful th...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2013