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  1. Vanek's off-puck play becoming an issue?

    Craig Custance

    One of the interesting subplots to the Montreal Canadiens' impressive 4-3 Game 1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night is they essentially did it without Thomas Vanek. The game extended into two overtimes and yet Vanek played just 18:58 -- ...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  2. Six hurdles standing between the Pittsburgh Penguins and another ...

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine's One Day One Game Issue, Craig Custance writes that Sidney Crosby is healthy, back in MVP form and carrying his wounded team into the playoffs. But is the clock running out for The Kid and the Pens' Stanley Cup hopes?

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  3. Resetting the Western playoff race

    Craig Custance

    As typically happens after most borderline hits, the debate following Brooks Orpik's hit on Jonathan Toews, one that knocked Toews out of the game, centered on the legality and the potential suspension of the offender. For Chicago Blackhawks fans,...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  4. Examining the college free agent chase

    Craig Custance

    This is one way the college hockey free agent chase was described: It's kind of like going to Las Vegas for a weekend, blacking out, spending a bunch of money you probably shouldn't on gambles you suspect won't pay off, making decisions you wouldn't ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  5. The NHL's most impressive players

    Craig Custance

    With the season more than one-quarter complete, we've seen awards and superlatives handed out to those who have been the most impressive. But nobody knows what's going on in the game quite like those on the ice. So as we head into the second quart...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  6. Patient approach to playoffs right move

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- One of the things one NHL general manager said he appreciates about Gary Bettman is that, during meetings like Tuesday's in Toronto, he does a good job of getting the temperature of the room on important issues and is willing to make tweak...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  7. 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Top 10 candidates for the Conn Smyth...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance polls GMs, players, coaches and a scout from around the NHL to determine which player should win the Conn Smythe award. Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins comes out on top.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2013
  8. 2013 NHL offseason - Why 2014 free agents are signing now

    Craig Custance

    Recent extensions for star players have bucked the usual offseason order of events for NHL GMs. Craig Custance looks into why those deals are happening and why there will be more on the way soon.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2013
  9. Five surprises in the Cup finals

    Craig Custance

    CHICAGO -- This much isn't surprising: The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins are two evenly matched teams that appear on the verge of giving us a Stanley Cup finals for the ages. Two games, four overtime sessions and one win each. It's about all y...

    Blog | June 16, 2013
  10. 2013 NHL Stanley Cup finals - Custance: Five surprises in the Sta...

    Craig Custance

    There's no doubt that the Blackhawks and Bruins are engaged in what will be a Stanley Cup finals for the ages, but here are five surprises from the first two games, Craig Custance writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2013
  11. Paydays coming for pending finals FAs

    Craig Custance

    CHICAGO -- It was earlier in the playoffs and Marian Hossa was chatting on the morning of a game about one of the lessons he learned during the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win in 2010. After that season, Chicago had to dismantle the team to ...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  12. 2013 Stanley Cup - Nathan Horton among free agents set to cash in...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that Boston's Nathan Horton and Tuukka Rask are among the pending free agents who could cash in with new deals after the Stanley Cup because of their postseason performances.

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  13. 2013 NHL playoffs - Olympic hopes for Howard, Crawford may hinge ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that there's more than playoff glory on the line Wednesday night in Game 7 for Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford and Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard. A big performance could propel one or both goalies to the 2014 Olympics.

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  14. 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs - Custance: Boudreau lands on feet in A...

    Craig Custance

    Former Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau makes a quick transition to Anaheim and has the Ducks contending, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  15. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Craig Custance makes his picks from Round 1 a...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance makes his 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs picks from Round 1 and the Cup Final.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  16. NHL - Dany Heatley leads pack of rebounding stars

    Craig Custance

    Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley is off to a scorching start, rebounding to his previous star status. And he's not alone. Craig Custance looks at a pack of revitalized scorers early in the 2013 season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2013