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  1. Top 10 draft classes of the past 10 years

    Craig Custance

    There's a theory in hockey when it comes to the draft. Get two NHL players out of a draft class and you're doing pretty well. Hit on three and you're ahead of the game. Four? You could be building a dynasty if they're impact players. Teams that mi...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Ranking the postseason forward groups

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the playoffs officially underway, we're ranking all 16 playoff teams by position. Up first, we'll rank the forward groups. Note that the Corsi stats are courtesy of ExtraSkater.com, while the other s...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Debating the role, impact and future of the enforcer - NHL

    Craig Custance and Frank Provenzano

    As part of ESPN.com's examination of the future of fighting in the NHL, Craig Custance and Frank Provenzano debate the impact, role and future of designated enforcers.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  5. Predicting Team Canada's roster for the Sochi Olympics - NHL

    Frank Provenzano

    Frank Provenzano breaks down the toughest position battles competing for a spot on Team Canada ahead of the 2014 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  6. Behind the forward pairs strategy - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks closer at how pairing forwards together for long periods of time help NHL teams. He speaks with Hall of Famers for reasoning, including Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille.

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  7. How summer changes will impact fighting - NHL

    Craig Custance

    The prevailing thought, when you talk to many people around hockey, is that the role of the fighting-only enforcer is naturally working its way out of the NHL. It just doesn't feel that way right now. Not after incidents like we saw between the Buffa...

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  8. The NHL's top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    There are still a few more free agents to sign and decisions to be made in training camp, but for the most part, rosters are set. So this week, we'll look at some of the best teams by position, starting today with the 10 best forward groups in t...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  9. 2013-14 NHL - Ranking the top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 forward groups, and a league talent evaluator weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  10. Stats insights, warnings for draft forwards

    Corey Pronman

    Analytics at the prospect level has been an interesting area the last few years, and there seems to be growing interest. In preparation for the 2013 NHL draft, several NHL teams hired stat guys and consulting groups to help them with their prospect a...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  11. 2013 NHL Offseason - In draft, stats provided insights, warnings ...

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman identifies five cases among drafted NHL forwards when metrics should have either raised a red flag or spotlighted a player's skill. Instead, they were drafted either too high (like Benoit Pouliot) or too low (Mike Cammalleri).

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  12. How Central teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Central. How will the defending champs adapt to their new competition? Central Division Average team point total last season: 53 2012-13 playoff teams: 3 (B...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  13. 2013 NHL offseason - How Central Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Central. How will the defending champs adapt to their new competition? Central Division Average team point total last season: 53 2012-13 playoff teams...

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  14. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Chicago Blackhawks better positioned than Bos...

    Craig Custance

    A repeat, particularly after a very short summer, would be a lot to ask. But Craig Custance explains why he thinks the Blackhawks have a better shot to return to the Stanley Cup finals than the Bruins in 2013-14.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  15. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Jonathan Quick captures lead in Conn Smythe W...

    Tom Awad

    After posting a .948 save percentage and 1.50 goals-against average in 13 playoff games, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick leads the Conn Smythe Watch heading into the conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  16. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Henrik Lundqvist leads Conn Smythe Watch

    Tom Awad

    After consecutive shutouts, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist holds the early lead in the Conn Smythe watch.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013