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  1. 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
  2. Patrick Roy says Colorado Avalanche like Nathan MacKinnon with ov...

    Craig Custance

    If the draft was today, the Colorado Avalanche would select Halifax center Nathan MacKinnon with the first pick, coach Patrick Roy said.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  3. NHL - Mounting roster challenges for the Detroit Red Wings

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance dives into his mailbag to answer readers who raise concerns about the Detroit Red Wings' roster challenges, and he examines whether the Florida Panthers should select Nathan MacKinnon if they land the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NHL draft.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  4. Notes from the Hall of Fame red carpet - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance checks in with some notes from the Hall of Fame inductions red carpet, including updates on the Rangers, the All-Star game and the expected No. 1 pick in the draft.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  5. NHL - Ralph Krueger's insight on Nail Yakupov's development

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance checks in with former Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger for insight on the development of 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick Nail Yakupov.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  6. 2013 NHL Draft - Patrick Roy, Avs acknowledge D woes, lean toward...

    Craig Custance

    Patrick Roy knows the NHL draft can be a bit of a crapshoot. He lived it. In 1984, 50 picks were made before the Canadiens selected him in the third round at No. 51. 22 years later, he was in the Hall of Fame. Armed with the No. 1 overall pick in h...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  7. 2013 NHL offseason - Why 2014 free agents are signing now

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the potential of Colorado trading the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2013 by exploring past trades with the GMs who cut the deals.

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  8. Behind Sidney Crosby's resurgence

    Craig Custance

    It was 2005, Sidney Crosby had just been taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft and was about to embark on his sensational NHL career. Already a household name in Canada, he got his introduction to the general public in the States the way...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  9. NHL - Sidney Crosby regains title of world's best player

    Craig Custance

    Putting concussion concerns behind him, Sidney Crosby has exploded in the 2013 season to reclaim his status as the world's greatest player. Craig Custance explores what's fueling the resurgence.

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  10. NHL - Tempering expectations for Edmonton Oilers prospect Nail Ya...

    Craig Custance

    Eye-popping numbers in the KHL and displays of elite skill this season have many eagerly awaiting the NHL debut of 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick Nail Yakupov, but sources inside and out of the Oilers organization advise tempering great expectations.

    Blog | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  11. Net loss for goalies

    Craig Custance

    The patience Cory Schneider has shown while waiting for the opportunity to be a No. 1 goalie has been nearly as impressive as his play on the ice. After being drafted with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2004 draft, he played three more seasons with ...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  12. 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