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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 Winter Classic - Emptiness in Hockeytown shows lockout's stee...

    Craig Custance

    Staring into an empty Comerica Park brings another reminder of the NHL lockout's steep price. No winter festival in Detroit. No Winter Classic in Ann Arbor. There's no sign of the NHL anywhere in Hockeytown, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2012
  8. NHL lawsuit is a pre-emptive strike

    Craig Custance

    It wasn't an entirely unexpected legal move, but it's interesting nonetheless. Examining the lawsuit filed Friday by the NHL answers some of the questions raised during decertification speculation in recent weeks. The lawsuit seeks a declaration that...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Kings' Kevin Westgarth, Chicago Blackhawks' Jamal May...

    Craig Custance

    Despite the ugly ending to negotiations in New York, optimism emerged between Kevin Westgarth, Jamal Mayers and Shawn Horcoff that a deal between the NHL and the players will still get done.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2012
  10. Talented U.S. roster blends size and skill

    Craig Custance

    If the NHL lockout drags into January, the dynamic of this year's World Junior Championship in Russia changes considerably. Players such as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Nail Yakupov who would otherwise be playing in the NHL will have a chance to represent ...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  11. Time to decertify? Not so fast

    Craig Custance

    On Tuesday, a small group of NHL owners and players will meet to try to find a breakthrough in CBA talks without the presence of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. On Wednesday, those six owners will join the r...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Swiss club signs Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown to play d...

    Craig Custance

    Kings forward Dustin Brown has become the latest high-profile NHL player headed to Switzerland during the NHL lockout.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  14. 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
  15. Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild defenseman, says owners shouldn't offe...

    Craig Custance

    Wild owner Craig Leipold spent $196 million to lure Ryan Suter and Zach Parise to Minnesota. Suter is now wondering if those huge contracts were negotiated in good faith.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2012
  16. 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