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  1. Do the Ducks have a Cup-caliber defense?

    Craig Custance

    It was about this time last year that the interviews started for Ben Lovejoy. Not the typical hockey player interviews where we in the media pry for information. Real interviews. Job interviews. The NHL lockout was dragging on and Lovejoy was look...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  2. Growing pains necessary for Yakupov

    Craig Custance

    It hasn't even been a year, which feels strange because so much is different now. Last November, the NHL lockout was in full force and Nail Yakupov took a break from his KHL schedule to tour Canada in the Subway Super Series, playing games with ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  3. NHL - Growing pains necessary for Nail Yakupov

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance explores the growing process of Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov, and what we can expect out of him in the near future. He also digs deep to find out the truth about the recent KHL rumors.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  4. How to improve the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Craig Custance

    In the midst of the NHL lockout, there was debate as to what the NHL needed to do to win its fans back. Well, it's clear that just showing up is more than enough for hockey fans to return strong. But with the league's announcement of an exp...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  5. NHL - Ways to improve the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance dives into his mailbag as readers offer up some potential improvements for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  6. NHL - Win over Canada just the start for Team USA at World Junior...

    Craig Custance

    After a dominating performance against a Canadian roster enhanced by the NHL lockout, Team USA is relishing its semifinal win ... and preparing for more success in Saturday's gold medal game.

    Blog | Conversation | January 03, 2013
  7. NHL - Winners and losers in decertification

    Craig Custance

    With decertification a possible road for the NHLPA, Craig Custance looks at who some of the winners and losers might be in a radically-altered landscape.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  8. NHL - Lockout spoiling Minnesota Wild's big summer

    Craig Custance

    As the lockout endures, the Minnesota Wild have yet to bring a significantly upgraded roster together. It ruined the momentum of a monumental summer, and will the Wild's new players have enough time to jell and compete in the West?

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  9. NHL -- Best and worst case for Chicago Blackhawks prospect Brando...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines Blackhawks prospect Brandon Saad, a player who could become the steal of the 2011 draft ... if he can find a consistently high effort level.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  10. NHL -- Best and worst case for St. Louis Blues prospect Vladimir ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines St. Louis Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko and why the future appears bright ... but if things go wrong, the Blues could be left with nothing.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  11. NHL -- Examining the best, worst cases for New York Rangers prosp...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines New York Rangers prospect Chris Kreider to see what his potential ceiling and floor may be in the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | October 22, 2012
  12. NHL -- CBA negotiations putting hockey's long-term health at risk...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explains why the negotiating tactics employed by the league and the players are creating distrust that might doom the NHL to a perpetual cycle of work stoppages.

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  13. NHL -- League proposal won't trigger mass trading by cap strapped...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance breaks down the NHL's latest CBA proposal to assess the impact on teams up against the salary cap, and those with salaries stashed in the minors. The verdict? Don't expect to see a flurry of panicked trades ... not yet anyway.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  14. NHL -- Lockout hits North American goalies hard

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the ongoing NHL lockout presents unique challenges for North American goaltenders.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  15. NHL -- Lockout could force vets into retirement

    Craig Custance

    As their careers approach an end, veterans like Mike Knuble are hoping for a resolution to the lockout so they can continue to play in the league they love.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  16. NHL -- New CBA could continue to erase NHL's middle class

    Craig Custance

    A look at how NHL teams spent money after the 2004-05 lockout shows star forwards continued to cash in while the "middle class" saw its average salary shrink, a trend that could continue in the new CBA.

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2012