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  1. Chasing the Kings: Atlantic Division

    Craig Custance

    The Los Angeles Kings have become the gold standard. They've won two Stanley Cups in the past three seasons, and Dean Lombardi has built a roster that is nearly flawless. On Tuesday, we identified the five characteristics that make the Kings' rost...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Summer trending: Atlantic Division

    Craig Custance

    The Detroit Red Wings had just finished up their prospect camp in Traverse City, Michigan, and the frustration of striking out in free agency was nowhere to be found. Instead, the optimism of youth was everywhere. There was Anthony Mantha, the big...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  3. Early free agency grades

    Craig Custance

    The opening hours of NHL free agency were truly frenetic, with signings being announced in a flurry shortly after noon ET. Some teams made their mark ahead of time -- the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars made major upgrades down the middle by tradi...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  4. GM changes make for uncertain offseason

    Craig Custance

    From a pure hockey fan's perspective, it was about as good as it gets. The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference final was two powerhouses exchanging punches until just one was left standing. It was great hockey that e...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Looking ahead for the Florida Panthers

    Craig Custance

    As teams are eliminated from the 2014 postseason, the focus shifts to next season, and we'll be examining some of the teams expected to have the most interesting summers. Here's an early look at the Florida Panthers' offseason priorities, projected l...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  7. How can Teravainen impact Chicago?

    Craig Custance

    What are reasonable expectations for Teuvo Teravainen? Will Detroit make the playoffs? Which deadline deal will pay off the most in the postseason? Will the NHL ever return to Atlanta? All this and more in this week's mailbag. If you have any questio...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  8. Latest on Kesler, Vanek and others

    Craig Custance

    Grading the Luongo deal | Grading the Miller deal | Top 25 trade targets The suspicion was that this could be an especially active trade deadline. On Tuesday, it delivered, with a huge deal that sent Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers. The bea...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  9. Trade grades: Roberto Luongo to Florida

    Craig Custance

    The deal Panthers get: G Roberto Luongo, F Steven Anthony Canucks get: G Jacob Markstrom, F Shawn Matthias Florida Panthers: B Over the span of the past five seasons, Tim Thomas (.935) and Roberto Luongo (.931) have been two of the NHL'...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  10. Can Sharks keep Dan Boyle in San Jose?

    Craig Custance

    In a perfect world, the San Jose Sharks' contract extension announcement that kicked off the weekend would have included one more player. As impressive as it was that San Jose GM Doug Wilson was able to persuade star forwards Joe Thornton and Pa...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  11. Holiday gifts to fill every team's top need

    Craig Custance

    The reality of the salary cap system is that every team has flaws. You have to borrow from one area to strengthen another. General managers have tough choices to make every offseason, and as we get into trade season, it's the time of year some teams ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  12. Tuukka Rask for the Hart Trophy?

    Craig Custance

    What's a good emergency goalie plan in Chicago? When will the Panthers be relevant? Which goalie has the best shot at the Hart Trophy? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, send in your qu...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. The NHL's 10 biggest disappointments

    Craig Custance

    It's become a Twitter inevitability. When a player scores his first goal of the season, as Tom Wilson did Tuesday night in the Capitals' blowout of the Islanders, at least one fan of the team excitedly points out that the player now has one...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  16. NHL - Claude Giroux among 10 biggest disappointments of the 2013-...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance identifies the 10 biggest disappointments of the 2013-14 NHL season thus far, and assesses whether they can turn things around.

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2013