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  1. Why McDavid is best prospect since Sid

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- For Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray, it was impossible to watch Connor McDavid perform in the IIHF World Junior Championship and not allow the imagination drift off to how a player like that would change the Sabres' fortunes. Murray admitted ...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  2. Ranking the best coaches available

    Craig Custance

    After firing Dallas Eakins, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish said he will transition the coaching job to Todd Nelson, promoted from the American Hockey League. Nelson is a widely respected coach who had success at that level, so he's e...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Sabres ready for creativity in trade talks

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Florida -- Standing a few feet from million-dollar yachts on one side and a resort swimming pool on the other during a warm, gorgeous day in south Florida would be paradise for most people. For Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray, however, it di...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  4. Time running out for unlucky Blue Jackets

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- While in town for the general managers' meetings, one of Jarmo Kekalainen's colleagues shared a sobering projection with the Columbus Blue Jackets' GM. If a team has 400 man-games lost in a season, it's all but impossible to make the pl...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. Resurgent Nathan Horton is pivotal for the Columbus Blue Jackets ...

    Matthew Coller

    Hockey Prospectus identifies a player trending up, a player trending down and a key stat for the 2014-15 Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2014
  6. The next generation of franchise players

    Craig Custance

    Last week, we shared the results of a poll asking people around hockey the five players they'd pick if they were starting from scratch. It was a fascinating exercise, with Jonathan Toews edging Sidney Crosby for the top spot. Naturally, not everyo...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  7. Summer trending: Metro Division

    Craig Custance

    Mikhail Grabovski has long had fans in the advanced stats community. He's a guy who drives possession on bad possession teams, which earns him points in the world of analytics. New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano was won over by Grabovski and cl...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  8. NHL draft's defenseman drought over?

    Craig Custance

    NHL prospect Aaron Ekblad knows the last defenseman to be drafted No. 1 overall. When asked that bit of trivia, without hesitation, he answers Erik Johnson. The year? "A long time ago," Ekblad said when we chatted at the NHL's draft combine las...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  9. Looking ahead for the Buffalo Sabres

    Craig Custance

    As each NHL team is eliminated from the 2014 postseason, the focus shifts to 2014-15. Here's an early look at the Buffalo Sabres' offseason priorities, projected lineups for next season, free-agent targets, cap space and more. What happened in 201...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  10. Miller the biggest puzzle piece for Sabres

    Craig Custance

    The pace has definitely picked up for new Buffalo GM Tim Murray this week, with the NHL back following the Olympics. Then again, compared to the Olympic break, any action would have been a dramatic increase. And there's definitely action surrounding ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  11. NHL Daily Links - Jan. 10

    Victoria Matiash

    As touched upon Thursday, two months after showing Darcy Regier the door, the Buffalo Sabres finally have a replacement architect at the drawing board. Sabres president Pat LaFontaine formally introduced Tim Murray as the club's new general manager ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  12. NHL Daily Links - Jan. 9

    Tim Kavanagh

    After reportedly interviewing upwards of 10 candidates for the position, the Buffalo Sabres have hired a new general manager: Tim Murray, who has been the assistant GM of the Ottawa Senators since 2007. Murray will lord over the Sabres' rebuilding...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  13. Behind the scenes in Columbus

    Craig Custance

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen has a little grin, almost enjoying seeing his colleagues uncomfortable for a moment. To his left, president John Davidson and new assistant general manager Bill Zito are sitting, plugging th...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  14. NHL - Behind the scenes with the Columbus Blue Jackets

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance was invited behind the scenes for a look at the Columbus Blue Jackets with GM Jarmo Kekalainen, president John Davidson and assistant GM Bill Zito.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2013
  15. NHL - Ranking all 30 teams by core of young players

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus assesses the under-23 core depth of every NHL team, and puts them into tiers based on his grades.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  16. 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