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  1. Staal trade talk premature, complicated

    Craig Custance

    Let's start here: It's premature. Talk of a possible Eric Staal trade has already started and another loss by the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night won't slow it down. The Hurricanes' season is only four games old -- long enough to indicate that ...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. What does success look like in Pittsburgh?

    Craig Custance

    The Friday mailbag is back -- the surest sign that the hockey season is nearly upon us. As always, your participation in making this one of the most enjoyable parts of my week is greatly appreciated. The questions are often better than the answers, w...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  3. Tough decision ahead for Mike Babcock

    Craig Custance

    TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN -- For now, Mike Babcock is still patiently answering questions about his future. He understands how the fact that he's entering the final year of his contract -- and is in no hurry to extend that contract -- is a fascinating ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. Will Mike Babcock enter free agency?

    Pierre LeBrun

    The biggest name of the July 2015 UFA class might not be a player. Mike Babcock enters the final year of his deal with the Detroit Red Wings, and the two-time Olympic champion head coach has some decisions to make. Whether that decision is made...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  5. If Kings win, Drew Doughty is the MVP

    Craig Custance

    Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was having a phone conversation with Bobby Orr when the conversation shifted to defensemen, and just how critical having a great one is to winning a championship. Championship teams need a goalie who makes save...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. Galchenyuk still working on his game

    Craig Custance

    The other goals that Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk mentioned as standouts in his career certainly were prettier. For instance, his shootout goal that helped Team USA win the bronze last year in the World Championships. Legend has it...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  7. Penguins could target Mike Babcock

    Craig Custance

    With coach Dan Bylsma facing a very uncertain future in Pittsburgh, there is one coach who should lead the wish list for Pittsburgh Penguins fans if the ax does fall. Mike Babcock -- the ultimate hire. The Detroit Red Wings' coach has two Olymp...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  8. Red Wings should go big in free agency

    Craig Custance

    Their kids got them in, but they couldn't get them out of the first round. Injuries, inexperience and running into the best team in the Eastern Conference means the Detroit Red Wings end their season in the first round for the second time in three ye...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  9. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA forwards

    Victoria Matiash

    There's a unique state of limbo reserved only for NHL players in the final year of their current contracts. It's not uncommon to begin the season with one club, join a second for (fingers crossed) a playoff run, only to sign with a third in the offse...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  10. Ramblings: Heatley's cold, Benn's hot, Thomas is cool with it all...

    Scott Burnside

    Not wild about Heatley Hard decisions ahead for Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo as he struggles to find a place for veteran winger Dany Heatley -- or, more to the point, determine if there's a place at all for the former multiple 50-goal scorer. ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  11. Wednesday trade rumors roundup

    Victoria Matiash

    While the trade that sent goalie Roberto Luongo back to the Florida Panthers drew a lion's share of attention Tuesday, almost a dozen deals saw several players -- Martin Erat, Dustin Penner, Stephane Robidas and netminder Ilya Bryzgalov -- land with ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  12. NHL Daily Links - Feb. 28

    Victoria Matiash

    Assuming Ryan Callahan, Mike Cammalleri, Thomas Vanek & Co. are already sick and tired of addressing rumors in regards to their own respective futures, they owe Ryan Kesler a debt of thanks. While there's no ignoring other prominent potential target...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  13. NHL Daily Links - Jan. 24

    Victoria Matiash

    With the Olympic trade freeze (Feb. 7) just around the corner and the official NHL deadline (Mar. 5) on the horizon, the potential for more wheeling and dealing grows by the day. Forward Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers has been one popular ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  14. Babcock: Toews earned alternate captain

    Chuck Pleiness

    DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said Sidney Crosby wanted Jonathan Toews' approval before he was named captain of Team Canada. Toews isn't fully sure that's how it went down. "I don't think that's why it is," Toews said after ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  15. NHL Grab Bag: The Bobby Ryan Truth War that Destroyed America and...

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. Th...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  16. Ramblings: League discipline, Team Canada goalies and Panthers' c...

    Scott Burnside

    Here are some pre-holiday ramblings for your reading pleasure: Thornton's suspension: The Shawn Thornton suspension saga will continue to make news as the rugged Bruins winger has opted to appeal the 15-game ban for hunting down and attacking Pitt...

    Blog | December 18, 2013