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  1. Paydays coming for pending finals FAs

    Craig Custance

    CHICAGO -- It was earlier in the playoffs and Marian Hossa was chatting on the morning of a game about one of the lessons he learned during the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win in 2010. After that season, Chicago had to dismantle the team to ...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  2. 2013 Stanley Cup - Nathan Horton among free agents set to cash in...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that Boston's Nathan Horton and Tuukka Rask are among the pending free agents who could cash in with new deals after the Stanley Cup because of their postseason performances.

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  3. The 7 deadly sins of roster construction

    Craig Custance

    Lost in the flurry of activity that surrounded this year's trade deadline is the notion that there are lessons to be learned from the most successful general managers in the game. There's a reason GMs such as Pittsburgh's Ray Shero, Na...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  4. NHL - The seven deadly sins of NHL roster construction

    Craig Custance

    Players and prospects weren't the only things savvy teams should have picked up from the 2013 trade deadline. Craig Custance points out several critical errors GMs should avoid when building their teams.

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  5. Inside the Los Angeles post-Cup plans

    Craig Custance

    The biggest splash would have been landing Zach Parise to bolster a roster fresh off the Stanley Cup. That was Plan A for the Los Angeles Kings when free agency started. But learning their lesson from the previous summer's Brad Richards courting...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  6. NHL - Can Los Angeles Kings avoid Stanley Cup hangover?

    Craig Custance

    Recent years have not been kind to Stanley Cup champions, but as Craig Custance writes, Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi is working hard to avoid the pitfalls.

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  7. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Peter DeBoer gets Devils to buy in - ...

    Craig Custance

    When he left Florida, few players were sorry to see Peter DeBoer go, but the hard lessons he learned with the Panthers have helped bring the Devils within one win of playing for the Stanley Cup.

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  8. Los Angeles Kings lead second-half breakout candidates - NHL

    Kent Wilson

    Kent Wilson of Hockey Prospectus examines the NHL's teams most likely to break out in the second half of the season, and sees the L.A. Kings as one of the most potent candidates. The struggling Caps and Sabres? Not so much.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  9. Scouts dish on Central Scouting rankings, Mikhail Grigorenko on t...

    Doug McIntyre

    ESPN Insider Doug McIntyre has lessons for the 2012 NHL Draft. Lesson No. 1: Nail Yakupov's status as the top prospect is in danger.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  10. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Analyzing five lessons from the playoffs, incl...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek analyzes statistical lessons from the playoffs, including the importance this postseason of power play and penalty-killing units.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2011
  11. Draft lessons of NHL enforcers

    Alvin Chang

    Trevor Gillies gets paid to cause trouble -- no surprise, given his profile. That's not an insult, it's just that players like Gillies -- guys who have no redeeming skill on the ice, other than to stir things up and sit in the penalty box -- come in...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  12. 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
  13. NHL: The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers may be doomed beca...

    Matthew Wuest

    Matthew Wuest of CapGeek writes about LTIR -- long-term injured reserve -- and what it can do to a team's cap flexibility. Look at the Maple Leafs last season for a lesson -- and then realize this could affect both the Bruins and Flyers this year.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2010
  14. Lessons from Henrik Zetterberg

    Alvin Chang

    Prior to the 1999 NHL draft, only a few scouts saw a Swedish forward named Henrik Zetterberg -- and many didn't even notice him. But as Detroit Red Wings scout Hakan Andersson said, "this little Zetterberg guy" always had the puck. We know the rest: ...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  15. NHL draft 2010 - Alvin Chang: The New York Rangers, too focused o...

    Alvin Chang

    Not completely unsurprising because of the size of the market, but if you study all NHL drafts from 2001 to 2008 -- as Alvin Chang does here -- the Rangers are clearly more focused on buying talent than selecting talent. There are good lessons herewithin.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2010
  16. NHL draft 2010 - Lessons from the Nashville Predators, but not al...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang crunched numbers from one decade to determine whether the praise heaped on the Nashville Predators' drafting strategy is legitimate. Conclusion: It is -- to an extent. What does this teach us? Dive in.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2010