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  1. 10 hinge players who could be crucial

    Craig Custance

    In a league filled with parity, a standout season by one player can make a world of difference. Last year, Jonas Brodin emerged to become one of the game's most impressive, dependable young defensemen and propelled the Minnesota Wild back into t...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Dougie Hamilton could make Boston Br...

    Craig Custance

    Following a clinical defensive display by the Boston Bruins in Game 3, is it possible that their blue line could be even better next season and beyond? Craig Custance writes that Dougie Hamilton gives the Bruins plenty of promising options moving forward.

    Blog | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  4. Andy McDonald of St. Louis Blues announces retirement

    Craig Custance

    St. Louis Blues forward Andy McDonald has decided to retire, becoming the latest NHL player to have his career shortened by concussions.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  5. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Rivals scout the St. Louis Blues - NH...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance talks to St. Louis' rivals to scout out how to beat the Blues in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  6. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Rivals scout the Los Angeles Kings - ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance talks to Los Angeles's rivals to scout out how to beat the Kings in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  7. Talented U.S. roster blends size and skill

    Craig Custance

    If the NHL lockout drags into January, the dynamic of this year's World Junior Championship in Russia changes considerably. Players such as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Nail Yakupov who would otherwise be playing in the NHL will have a chance to represent ...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  8. Auditing the Top 25 Under 25

    Craig Custance

    One NHL team executive took a look at the list of Top 25 players under 25 years old compiled by statistical analyst Neil Greenberg and made a quick conclusion. "The first thing you've got to get is a new stat guy," he said. He immediately n...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  9. NHL - Coaches, execs weigh in on Neil Greenberg's Top 25 Under 25...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance checks in with NHL coaches and execs to see who they believe to be rated too high or too low in Neil Greenberg's recent Top 25 Under 25 rankings.

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  10. 2012 NHL Free Agency - Who is helped hurt, by Suter, Parise delay...

    Craig Custance

    In recent years, we've seen top free agents take their time instead of joining the frenzy to sign with a team on July 1. If Tier 1 free agents Ryan Suter and Zach Parise delay their decisions, which players and teams does that help? Who does it hurt?

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  11. Rangers targeting high-end scorers

    Craig Custance

    While the New York Rangers were in the middle of their grueling playoff run, shot-blocking their way to wins, one former player observed the method of winning and suggested this had to be New York's year. If they didn't win it all now, he s...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  12. Zach Parise among high-end goal scorers Rangers could target this...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the New York Rangers will likely look to pursue some high-end goal scorers this offseason, with Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils leading the list of potential targets.

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  13. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Rival coaches, players scout Florida ...

    Craig Custance

    Heading into the playoffs, Craig Custance gets the lowdown on the Florida Panthers from rival players, coaches and scouts.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2012
  14. Six players affected most by lockout

    Craig Custance

    The 2007 Hockey Hall of Fame class of Ron Francis, Al MacInnis, Mark Messier and Scott Stevens will go down as one of the best classes to be inducted. And there's a reason so many great players were eligible for induction the same year: the lock...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  15. Nicklas Lidstrom, Tim Thomas among players most affected by a pot...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that a potential NHL lockout next season could have a particularly large impact on six players, all of whom may have their retirement decisions altered by an extended work stoppage.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2012