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  1. NHL Awards ballots, plus 2014-15 favorites

    Craig Custance and Corey Pronman

    Aside from Cuba Gooding Jr. spicing up the proceedings with his spirited cameo during the NHL Awards Show on Tuesday night, the event went about how you would have expected. Sidney Crosby took home the Hart. Duncan Keith the Norris. Nathan MacKinnon ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  2. Maturing young defense key to Bruins' run

    Craig Custance

    After the regular season, an NHL scout was debating the merits of Zdeno Chara's Norris Trophy candidacy, and estimated that he was 80 or 90 percent of the player he once was. And Chara still turned in a season that this scout thought was the best amo...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Advanced statistics projections for Norris, Vezina, Selke trophie...

    Matthew Coller

    While Sidney Crosby is a clear favorite to win the Hart Trophy, other individual NHL awards are up for grabs. Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus uses advanced stats to pick a favorite for the Norris, Vezina and Selke trophies.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  4. NHL - Analyzing the Hart, Norris, Vezina and other award races at...

    Timo Seppa

    As the NHL hits the midpoint of the season, Timo Seppa of Hockey Prospectus projects who will win the Richard, Ross, Hart, Norris, Vezina and Calder trophies at the end of the campaign.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2014
  5. Top 5 candidates for Norris Trophy

    Craig Custance

    The official description for the Norris Trophy is the player who demonstrates the greatest all-around ability on defense. But Josh Gorges, who has been paired with Norris candidate P.K. Subban down the stretch, suggests some tweaking. "I always thin...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  6. Ryan Suter leads ranking of top 5 Norris Trophy candidates - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance ranks his top 5 candidates to win the Norris Trophy, with Minnesota's Ryan Suter at No. 1.

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2013
  7. Why Alex Pietrangelo deserves Norris Trophy; Jonathan Quick for H...

    Neil Greenberg

    Evgeni Malkin has been sensational. So has Shea Weber. But the statistical perspective argues for some less-renowned stars winning the NHL's major awards.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  8. Detroit sparked by change in philosophy

    Craig Custance

    Last season, the Detroit Red Wings finished 23rd in the NHL in goals-against per game, with opponents averaging 2.89 goals. For a team that has some of the game's best two-way forwards and a Norris Trophy winner, it was inexplicable. To Mike Bab...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  9. NHL - After a subpar performance last season, the Red Wings recom...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the Detroit Red Wings' early-season success can be attributed to an organizational change in philosophy. Custance gives five reasons for Detroit's success, plus notes on Phil Kessel, the Columbus Blue Jackets and hybrid icing.

    Blog | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  10. NHL 2011-12 Season Preview - Ranking the top 10 projected player ...

    Rob Vollman

    Hockey Prospectus continues its top-10 series by picking this season's top 10 projected regression candidates, topped by Vezina and Conn Smythe winner Tim Thomas, who is unlikely to sustain his substantial success from a season ago.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  11. The Detroit Red Wings' stealth rebuild

    Craig Custance

    It's going to happen eventually, maybe even next summer. Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom will retire. He's back this year to defend his Norris Trophy, which he won at 41 years old, but it's quite possible this could be it...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  12. NHL - Detroit Red Wings preparing for life without Nicklas Lidstr...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance debuts with ESPN Insider by looking at how the Detroit Red Wings will handle the eventual retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom. As GM Ken Holland says, the Red Wings have been preparing for that day for years. Plus, notes from around the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  13. NHL - Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith still elite defenseman

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg looks at Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith and argues that despite Keith's down season in 2010-11, he is still an elite player and a legitimate candidate to win the Norris Trophy.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2011
  14. Why it's hard to find elite defensemen

    Alvin Chang

    Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber fell to No. 49 overall in 2003 NHL draft. He was a late-bloomer, played a physical game and didn't look like a future Norris Trophy candidate. Scouts had a lot of questions about his game, and they just didn'...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  15. NHL draft - Searching for the next Shea Weber - The difficulty of...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang examines why so many elite defensemen slip past the first round, a la Shea Weber. Is there something scouts are missing? In most cases, it appears to be a willingness to turn a weakness into a strength.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  16. NHL: Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau among several coach...

    E.J. Hradek

    EJ Hradek dips into his weekly mailbag, answering a question on the coaches who could get fired by the start of next season.

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2011