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  1. Is the point system debate returning?

    Craig Custance

    It's been brought up before, although without much success. At one NHL general managers meeting a couple of years after the lockout that gave birth to the shootout, the idea to give three points to a regulation win was presented. And then shot down q...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  2. Do the Ducks have a Cup-caliber defense?

    Craig Custance

    It was about this time last year that the interviews started for Ben Lovejoy. Not the typical hockey player interviews where we in the media pry for information. Real interviews. Job interviews. The NHL lockout was dragging on and Lovejoy was look...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Growing pains necessary for Yakupov

    Craig Custance

    It hasn't even been a year, which feels strange because so much is different now. Last November, the NHL lockout was in full force and Nail Yakupov took a break from his KHL schedule to tour Canada in the Subway Super Series, playing games with ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  5. NHL - Growing pains necessary for Nail Yakupov

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance explores the growing process of Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov, and what we can expect out of him in the near future. He also digs deep to find out the truth about the recent KHL rumors.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  6. Halak's impact on Blues' Cup chances

    Craig Custance

    More and more, it's looking very wise to throw out the results of last season. It was such a strange campaign, shortened by a lockout and then crammed together by the calendar. It's especially true for goaltenders. With the goalie jobs in ...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  7. NHL - Resurgence of Jaroslav Halak makes the St. Louis Blues a co...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance offers a look into the resurgence of Jaroslav Halak, who makes the St. Louis Blues a contender and is driving up his offseason price tag.

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  8. NHL - 5 questions for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2013-14

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance examines five key questions the Carolina Hurricanes are facing heading into the 2013-14 season.

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  9. How to improve the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Craig Custance

    In the midst of the NHL lockout, there was debate as to what the NHL needed to do to win its fans back. Well, it's clear that just showing up is more than enough for hockey fans to return strong. But with the league's announcement of an exp...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  10. NHL - Ways to improve the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance dives into his mailbag as readers offer up some potential improvements for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  11. Jets trying to shake history, make playoffs

    Craig Custance

    For the entire month of March, the Winnipeg Jets didn't have one practice. Not one, according to coach Claude Noel. It was one of the scheduling quirks of a lockout season filled with them, and it's a stretch most teams around the NHL have ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  12. Winnipeg Jets are trying to shake history during their playoff bi...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the Winnipeg Jets are trying to shake history as they attempt to make the playoffs.

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  13. Booming NHL ready for big steps forward

    Craig Custance

    This season, just returning to the ice was enough to generate huge interest in the NHL. After a long lockout, fans returned to the NHL in a big way and on Sunday following his (second) Detroit Winter Classic announcement, Gary Bettman pointed out tha...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  14. NHL looks to Champions League, World Cup for next leap -- NHL

    Craig Custance

    The National Hockey League is riding high and as Craig Custance writes, planning extends from outdoor games to Champions League to the sale of the Coyotes.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  15. Stars aligning for stealthy Anaheim Ducks

    Craig Custance

    When a team like the Chicago Blackhawks starts off the season on an incredible run -- shattering franchise records, capturing the imagination of hockey fans across an entire continent and bringing the sport back from the abyss of a lockout -- other d...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  16. NHL - Anaheim Ducks soaring towards the top of the Western Confer...

    Craig Custance

    While the spotlight was fixed firmly on the streaking Chicago Blackhawks, the Anaheim Ducks have flown under the radar. But with a veteran roster benefiting from a shorter season, the Ducks may be about to make some noise in their quest for the Cup.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2013