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  1. Chicago stars will take reduced dollars

    Craig Custance

    PHILADELPHIA -- The negotiation going on right now between the Blackhawks and star players Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane isn't typical. Even though the new contracts will end up featuring the highest average annual values in the league, the discuss...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  2. The challenge of RFA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    A couple years ago, a GM was asked about the contract status of one of his restricted free agents in early summer. You know how it goes, he answered, these things don't get done until training camp is close. A deadline, in this case, is a power...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  3. NHL - The challenge of RFA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    A couple years ago, a GM was asked about the contract status of one of his restricted free agents in early summer. You know how it goes, he answered, these things don't get done until training camp is close. A deadline, in this case, is a powerful th...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  4. 2013 NHL offseason - Why Ilya Kovalchuk's case is unique

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance reacts to the shocking news and Ilya Kovalchuk has retired from the NHL, explaining why his is a unique case.

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  5. 2013 NHL offseason - Why the David Perron trade works for St. Lou...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explains why the David Perron trade was a good one for the St. Louis Blues, even if they didn't land the best player in the deal.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  6. 2013 NHL offseason - Imperfect interview window stirs up controve...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the NHL's new free-agent interview window and how it created some issues in the offseason signing process.

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  7. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Blues have work cut out re-signing D-men Alex...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the St. Louis Blues' offseason blue-line challenge, writing that GM Doug Armstrong has his work cut out in upcoming contract negotiations with rising defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2013
  8. Cap compromise aids Kings, Rangers

    Craig Custance

    As Saturday's marathon NHL negotiating session dragged into the early hours of Sunday morning, the call for compromise on a key issue from those tired of waiting seemed perfectly reasonable. The decisive negotiation over next season's salar...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  9. NHL - Cap compromise aids Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers

    Craig Custance

    With a tentative agreement in place between the NHL and NHLPA, Craig Custance explores the new CBA and last night's cap compromise to gauge the impact on teams and players.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2013
  10. Compliance buyout candidates in the East

    Craig Custance

    Editor's Note: Earlier this week Craig Custance looked at potential compliance buyout candidates in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. With negotiations now suggesting that each team could receive a second buyout, we revisit the list of p...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  11. NHL - Potential Eastern Conference compliance buyout candidates

    Craig Custance

    With the NHL including an option for teams to buyout contracts to comply with a proposed drop in the salary cap, Craig Custance examines some likely candidates in the Eastern Conference.

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  12. Compliance buyout candidates in the West

    Craig Custance

    Editor's Note: Earlier this week Craig Custance looked at potential compliance buyout candidates in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. With negotiations now suggesting that each team could receive a second buyout, we revisit the list of p...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  13. NHL - Potential Western Conference compliance buyout candidates

    Craig Custance

    With the NHL including an option for teams to buyout contracts to comply with a proposed drop in the salary cap, Craig Custance examines some likely candidates in the Western Conference.

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  14. Clarifying the disclaimer

    Craig Custance

    There is growing concern among some inside hockey that at this point, the sport's fans have checked out. They may have stuck around for the traditional CBA negotiations, but now that we're entering the lawsuit-filing portion of the program,...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  15. NHL - Where do CBA talks go from here?

    Craig Custance

    There are some who believe the NHLPA's disclaimer of interest could expedite an agreement ... others think it could crush the NHL in years of court battles. Craig Custance explains the true impact of the move.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  16. Realignment, Olympics still unresolved

    Craig Custance

    Last week, when real progress was made in CBA negotiations, the players compiled a list of issues under the heading that essentially said: "To be determined at a later date." These weren't the major decisive issues that continue to bog down talk...

    Blog | December 14, 2012