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  1. Philly balancing short-, long-term hopes

    Craig Custance

    This is when we'll find out if the Philadelphia Flyers have another second-half charge in them. On Tuesday night, the Flyers beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in a win that was significant for a number of reasons. For one, it came in the shootout. Until t...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  2. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: New year, new role for Pittsburg...

    Craig Custance

    Jussi Jokinen has an influential role on Pittsburgh's roster, and it's looking like he could be a part of something big for the Penguins, who now have a 3-1 series lead on the Rangers, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  3. NHL GMs debate OT rules, goalie interference, video replay

    Craig Custance

    Divided into three breakout groups, NHL general managers started to tackle the hot topics at this year's meetings -- changing overtime to reduce the number of shootouts, cutting down on goalie interference and expanding video replay.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  4. NHL -- Craig Custance: Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 retired by Detroi...

    Craig Custance

    Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 was raised to the Joe Louis Arena rafters, the number retirement ceremony a reminder of what this team, this city is missing, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  5. Is Bryzgalov the answer in Edmonton?

    Craig Custance

    The Oilers lost again Sunday night. This time, it was a 5-4 defeat at the hands of a heating up Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks team. It was the third consecutive game the Oilers had allowed at least four goals and increased the number of goa...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  6. NHL - Is Ilya Bryzgalov the right fix for the Oilers?

    Craig Custance

    The Edmonton Oilers have added Ilya Bryzgalov at a time when they can't keep the puck out of the net. Can he fix the problem, or is the bad defense too much to overcome? And who should the Panthers trade? Craig Custance takes a look.

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  7. Nathan Horton tells Boston Bruins he'll test free agency, won't r...

    Craig Custance

    Bruins forward Nathan Horton has informed GM Peter Chiarelli that he plans on testing unrestricted free agency and won't be signing a contract with Boston.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2013
  8. Are San Jose Sharks just teasing us again?

    Craig Custance

    St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was analyzing the game of his own goalie Brian Elliott, but he could have been speaking for any number of NHL goalies. Part of the reason, Hitchcock explained, that Elliott has taken so long to regain his form from...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  9. NHL - Are the San Jose Sharks contenders or not?

    Craig Custance

    Every season there comes a time when the Sharks look like world beaters ... and then the playoffs start and San Jose's season is cut short of a Cup. Can this year be any different? Craig Custance explores the question.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  10. NHL - Vladimir Tarasenko leads impressive crop of impact rookies

    Craig Custance

    With some of the veterans starting slowly as they ramp up to full speed after the lockout, a number of rookies are making some big impressions early, including the Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Lower cap could cut key players loose

    Craig Custance

    While the NHL and NHLPA struggle to decide how to split up hockey-related revenue and find a number that works for both sides, there's a number many in the game are much more interested in: next season's salary cap. Ask an NHL general man...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  13. NHL - Lower cap could promote major player movement

    Craig Custance

    As the players and owners continue to battle over the new CBA, GMs are more concerned about the potential impact on the salary cap. A lower cap, could put some big players on the market. Craig Custance examines which players could be cap casualties.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  14. Kings GM agrees with statheads

    Craig Custance

    Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi is a stat guy. He has Theo Epstein's number in his cell. When he heard that Hockey Prospectus polled advanced statistics experts to find out the summer signings they liked best, he wanted to know exactly the re...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  15. NHL - Dean Lombardi agrees with stats on Dustin Penner rebound

    Craig Custance

    Kings GM Dean Lombardi concurred with the assessment of a panel of statistical experts who believe Dustin Penner is due for a bounce-back campaign, but that's not why he re-signed him.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  16. 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