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  1. 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
  2. NHL - Custance Friday mailbag on Wild early struggles, Bruins goa...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance dives into his mailbag for the first Q&A of the 2013-14 season, including a question on which coach is on the hottest seat right now.

    Blog | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  3. Refinement and Grabovski key to growth for Capitals

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance examines how the Washington Capitals can continue to improve in Adam Oates' first full season as coach, including the play of Mikhail Grabovski.

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  4. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano, Neil Greenberg, Corey Pronman, Robert Vollman and Ryan Schwepfinger rank every NHL team based on how well they're set up for future success.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  5. 2013 NHL offseason - How Metropolitan Division teams are trending...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  6. 2013 NHL Offseason - Adam Oates key to Washington Capitals' growt...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that, with the Washington Capitals unlikely to make major roster changes this offseason, the team's growth likely will be tied to coach Adam Oates' ability to get more out of his players.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  7. 2013 NHL Playoffs - What's next for upstart Islanders, other East...

    Craig Custance

    Eliminated from the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Islanders, Maple Leafs, Capitals and Canadiens begin their offseasons seeking solutions and fixes for better results in 2013-14. But where do the answers lie? Craig Custance examines.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  8. Getzlaf: East voting bias 'the way it is'

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- The Hart Trophy finalists were announced Friday, with Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby and John Tavares earning the three spots for NHL MVP. It wasn't surprising to players in the Anaheim Ducks' dressing room that it was an Eastern Conference ...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  9. Can Sidney Crosby hold on to Hart Trophy lead? -- NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the unlikely playoff charge of the Columbus Blue Jackets has created a new challenger in the Hart Trophy race.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  10. Washington Capitals climb back into playoffs - NHL

    Craig Custance

    In February, the Washington Capitals looked finished. But as Craig Custance writes, management never wavered and today, Washington sits atop the weak Southeast Division.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  11. NHL - Where do Washington Capitals turn now?

    Craig Custance

    Caught between an owner's belief that the Caps can win now and a reality in which early losses have made the playoffs a long shot, GM George McPhee must decide which direction to turn for the rest of this season: Deal to win now? Or play the long game?

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  12. NHL - Early post-lockout play contradicts theories

    Craig Custance

    During the lockout there was speculation that disciplined, defense-first teams and players competing in Europe would have an advantage when play resumed. That has not been the case so far.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  13. NHL - Washington Capitals making progress with new system

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explains why the Washington Capitals are taking a while to adjust to a new system, which is partially responsible for their slow start this season.

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2013
  14. 2012 NHL Free Agency - Repercussions of Sidney Crosby's new deal ...

    Craig Custance

    The main implication of Sidney Crosby's contract is clear: He'll be a well-paid member of the Penguins for a very long time. But what does it mean for the 2012 free agents set to hit the market Sunday and those in the years to come?

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  15. Washington Capitals might be the Southeast's best hope for playof...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks at whether the Capitals are the Southeast's best hope for playoff success.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  16. Sam Gagner's audition, and answers to mailbag questions - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that if Sam Gagner was available prior to his performance on Thursday night, the price just went up. Plus, answers to this week's mailbag questions on Alex Ovechkin and more.

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2012