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  1. 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
  2. Samuelsson's stock on the rise

    Craig Custance

    Coaching hires in the NHL seem to run in trends. Dan Bylsma wins a Stanley Cup, and teams scramble to promote the next Bylsma from the AHL. Guy Boucher takes the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Eastern Conference final and the search is on to find another...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  3. NHL - Rangers' improvements on defense should provide more wins

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance explores the reasons why the New York Rangers have gotten off to a slow start, and assesses how they can turn it around and contend in the Metropolitan division.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The NHL's top defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    On Tuesday we explored the Top 10 forward groups in the NHL this season, but scoring alone won't win you a championship. So let's have a look at the NHL's best teams in terms of depth on defense. Chicago's depth and mobility on d...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  7. 2013-14 - Ranking the top defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 defenseman groups, and an NHL scout weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  8. How Metropolitan teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Metropolitan. Is this the NHL's toughest from top to bottom? Metropolitan Division Average team point total last season: 54.3 2012-13 playoff teams: 4 ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  9. 2013 NHL offseason - How Metropolitan Division teams are trending...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  10. NHL - Kris Letang, Roberto Luongo among top trade candidates

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance gives 10 big names who could be moved over the weekend, including Kris Letang and Roberto Luongo.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  11. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- The 10 most important players of 2013

    Craig Custance

    We know about the superstars like Sidney Crosby, but seasons often swing on the pivotal players who take on new roles or carry big expectations. Craig Custance offers up 10 such players who could define their teams' fortunes in the shortened 2013 season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  12. Rangers' D is the key in Game 7

    Craig Custance

    There were times during the regular season when frustration set in pretty heavily. Before suffering his concussion last season, New York's Marc Staal had been one of the best young defensemen in the NHL. At least one opposing coach thought Staal...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Rival coaches, players scout New York...

    Craig Custance

    Heading into the playoffs, Craig Custance gets the lowdown on the New York Rangers from rival players, coaches and scouts.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  15. NHL - Hockey returns to Winnipeg, and other mailbag questions

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes about the return of hockey to Winnipeg before getting into his mailbag, answering questions on the 2011-12 prospects of the Islanders, Capitals and Wild.

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2011
  16. NHL - Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Corey Crawford faces greater exp...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that because of Corey Crawford's emergence last season, the Chicago Blackhawks' goalie enters this season with a new contract and greater expectations. Plus, other notes from around the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2011