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  1. Trade Grade: Jagr to the Panthers

    Craig Custance

    The deal Panthers get: Jaromir Jagr Devils get: Panthers' 2015 second-round pick, 2016 third-round pick (Florida's or Minnesota's) Florida Panthers: C Maybe we're wrong here and Jagr will light it up for the Panthers, but in a span of ...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  2. 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
  3. NHL -- Connor McDavid's performance for Team Canada at world juni...

    Craig Custance

    If the world juniors are the start of Connor McDavid's legacy, the likely No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL draft is off to a strong start, Craig Custance writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  4. Filip Forsberg clicking in Nashville

    Craig Custance

    Like all teams preparing for the NHL draft, the Washington Capitals went through countless mock drafts leading up to the 2012 entry draft. With two picks in the first round that year, the Capitals planned on going with skill with their No. 11 pick an...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  5. What Connor McDavid sees on the ice

    Craig Custance

    His is a quiet game, but not quiet in production. Erie's Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the OHL season against Windsor on Friday night, then followed it with two more against Plymouth on Saturday. The consensus No. 1 overall prospect in t...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  6. Blackhawks keeping the pipeline full

    Craig Custance

    Like many of his colleagues, Blackhawks director of amateur scouting Mark Kelley traveled to Buffalo on Thursday to check out super-prospect Jack Eichel and his teammates at the All-American prospect game. The plan was to then drive over the Windsor ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  7. Hayes has opportunity in New York

    Craig Custance

    The prospect tournaments wrapping up this week can be a hard place for the untrained eye to do true talent evaluations. There's a wide range of skill and a wide range of ages. When a 6-foot-3, 22-year-old forward looks good out there -- like New Y...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  8. Tampa moves may signal Ehrhoff interest

    Craig Custance

    Initially unable to finalize a deal to send Sam Gagner to the Arizona Coyotes from Tampa Bay, Arizona GM Don Maloney came up with a plan with Steve Yzerman. "I said, 'I'm going to have a beer. You have a glass of wine,'" Maloney said. "If you can ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  9. Trade Grades: James Neal to Nashville

    Craig Custance

    The deal Predators get: James Neal Penguins get: Patric Hornqvist, Nick Spaling Nashville Predators: B Predators GM David Poile needed to upgrade his offense under new head coach Peter Laviolette, and landing James Neal certainly does...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  10. Trade grades: Ryan Kesler to Anaheim

    Craig Custance

    The deal Ducks get: Ryan Kesler, Vancouver's third-round pick in 2015 draft Canucks get: Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, the 24th overall pick in the 2014 draft and Anaheim's third-round pick in 2014 Anaheim Ducks: A The Ducks went into ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. 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
  12. NHL -- Josh Ho-Sang is ultra-skilled and well rounded, but also f...

    Craig Custance

    Top prospect Josh Ho-Sang is ultra-talented, but his unique background has produced a personality that rubs some in the NHL the wrong way, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  13. Trade market heats up as draft nears

    Craig Custance

    If things go quiet on the negotiating front for teams trying to sign their own free agents, it's understandable. Wednesday begins the interview period in which teams can begin legally contacting the free agents of other teams. If you're a potential f...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  14. 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
  15. GM changes make for uncertain offseason

    Craig Custance

    From a pure hockey fan's perspective, it was about as good as it gets. The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference final was two powerhouses exchanging punches until just one was left standing. It was great hockey that e...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  16. The NHL's Vegas expansion plans

    Craig Custance

    Gary Bettman's recent visit to Seattle became big news when word got out he was in town. Later, he'd explain that he was just in the neighborhood, attending playoff games in California, and wanted to see exactly what the latest was with Chris Hansen'...

    Blog | May 30, 2014