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  1. 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
  2. Rangers RFAs driving up price tags

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- There are some NHL players who barely watch hockey when they're not playing. There are some guys who couldn't tell you how teams or players in the other conference are performing. There are some players who haven't watched five min...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  3. Projecting USA's 2018 Olympic roster

    Craig Custance

    There's no guarantee that NHL players will be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic games, but the impact stateside of Team USA's fourth-place finish, even if it's disappointing, makes a strong case for it. The Olympics draw the attention of casua...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  4. 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Why Patrick Kane thrives in high-pre...

    Craig Custance

    NHL players can tell when their teammates are nervous. Even at the highest level, when the Stanley Cup is on the line, guys can spot the player who is just trying to get through a shift without making a mistake. They can spot the guy who probably doe...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  5. NHL - Decertification is no easy route for NHLPA

    Craig Custance

    Taking the path of decertification could be risky and time-consuming for the NHL Players' Association, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2012
  6. NHL - Players financially prepared for long lockout

    Craig Custance

    Even as negotiations continue to stall, most players seem to be prepared to endure a long work stoppage according to Craig Custance.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  7. Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens forward, leaving Swiss team to...

    Craig Custance

    Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty will be flying to Connecticut on Wednesday after leaving the Swiss Club HC Ambri Piotta.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  8. NHL - Players sound off on Bettman, gay marriage and Patrick Kane...

    Craig Custance

    An anonymous players poll revealed zero support among players for commissioner Gary Bettman, strong support for gay marriage and a surprising nominee for the U.S. presidency.

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  9. Mike Modano estimates he lost $7M in last lockout

    Craig Custance

    Mike Modano, the all-time leading point scorer among American-born players, estimates the last lockout cost him over $7 million in salary by sitting out a year.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  10. Custance: The social media effect

    Craig Custance

    Before he posted the YouTube video "Together We Can" for the world to see, Janne Makkonen (@JanneMakkonen1) estimates that he had 500 or so followers on Twitter. One week later, that number quadrupled. It helps when NHL players Jack Johnson, Davi...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  11. NHL: How social media is impacting CBA discussions

    Craig Custance

    Social media has the potential to be a game-changer during NHL CBA negotiations as another lockout closes in. And so far, public opinion has been strongly favoring the players, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  12. Former NHLPA boss Paul Kelly resigns from College Hockey Inc.

    Craig Custance

    Paul Kelly, the former head of the NHL Players' Association, has resigned as executive director of College Hockey Inc.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2012
  13. Sophomore slump for MacKinnon?

    Craig Custance

    An NHL head coach was talking this week about the struggles of a second-year player when he was asked whether or not he believed in the concept of the sophomore slump. "I don't believe in it," he said, but then his next sentence suggested otherw...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  14. The NHL's least dispensable players

    Craig Custance

    The early portion of the NHL season has come with a stark reminder: If you want to survive the grind of a long season, you'd better have depth. Especially on defense. One by one, defensemen who are critical to the success of their teams are goi...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  15. 2014-15 NHL season preview -- Five players on their last chance

    Craig Custance

    Cliffhangers: This might be the last chance for these five to have a big impact, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2014
  16. Conn Smythe win still emotional for Justin Williams

    Craig Custance

    NEW YORK -- It was 15 seconds or so before commissioner Gary Bettman shared to the world that Justin Williams was the Conn Smythe winner following the Kings' Stanley Cup-clinching win in Los Angeles. Kings vice president of communications Mike Alt...

    Blog | September 09, 2014