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  1. Ranking the top 10 forward groups

    Craig Custance

    The final opening-night rosters turned in by NHL teams Tuesday showed a continued evolution at forward. The notion of a top six and bottom six is starting to disappear. The best teams have three skilled lines that are almost interchangeable and a fou...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  2. Bruins search for right mix at right wing

    Craig Custance

    It started with a conversation this summer between Patrice Bergeron and Simon Gagne. The two played in a charity game together, and Bergeron liked what he saw from Gagne. He saw the smarts and some of the speed that led to 288 regular-season goals in...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Examining Datsyuk vs. Bergeron

    Craig Custance

    The shift to Detroit was supposed to free up Pavel Datsyuk. Get him away from Patrice Bergeron and allow him to work his magic. Game 3 of the first-round playoff series between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, however, turned out to be les...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  5. Breaking down the Conn Smythe race

    Craig Custance

    It must have seemed like an eternity, but the wait is almost over for Boston Bruins fans, who finally get to see their team make its 2014 postseason debut tonight against the Detroit Red Wings. It's the final first-round series to begin, and it has a...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Examining the tactic of resting veterans

    Craig Custance

    Any other player in the world and there might have been concern. But as we know by now, Patrice Bergeron really isn't human. On Wednesday night against the Red Wings, he got his legs tangled with Drew Miller while shooting the puck. He hit the ice, w...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  8. Which players will be Selke finalists?

    Craig Custance

    Who should win the Selke? Is Ryan McDonagh ready to be in the Norris conversation? How many goals will Gustav Nyquist score next year? All this and more in this week's mailbag. If you have any questions for next week, send them in right here. Darr...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  9. Edmonton Oilers use crowdsourcing to find new metric - ESPN The M...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Peter Keating writes about how one of the worst teams in the NHL crowdsourced its fans to discover a true measure of quality coaching.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  10. Edmonton Oilers use crowdsourcing to find new metric - ESPN The M...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Peter Keating writes about how one of the worst teams in the NHL crowdsourced its fans to discover a true measure of quality coaching.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  11. The success of Doughty and Muzzin

    Craig Custance

    There's a statistic that tracks the percentage of shot attempts taken at even strength while a player is on the ice, that helps identify which teams and players are the most effective at controlling play. The teams at the top of that list are not ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  12. Ranking the league's top 10 centers - NHL

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg outlines the top 10 centers in the NHL based on a variety of metrics and overall impact. Beyond Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, who Greenberg says is the clear No. 1, which pivots are the best?

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Predicting Team Canada's roster for the Sochi Olympics - NHL

    Frank Provenzano

    Frank Provenzano breaks down the toughest position battles competing for a spot on Team Canada ahead of the 2014 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  15. NHL - Custance mailbag on Sabres' rebuild, strongest NHL division...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance answers questions from his mailbag, including how long the Sabres' rebuild will take, the NHL's best all-around center and the strongest division in the league.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  16. Career year ahead for Seguin, Eriksson?

    Craig Custance

    Tyler Seguin paid pretty close attention to the proceedings at the draft in New Jersey, because he suspected something might happen then; typically that's the time to pull off a big deal. If teams are making a big offseason trade, the draft is f...

    Blog | September 30, 2013