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  1. Trade Grade: Vermette to the Blackhawks

    Craig Custance

    The deal Blackhawks get: Antoine Vermette Coyotes get: Klas Dahlbeck, Blackhawks' first-round pick in 2015 Chicago Blackhawks: B GM Stan Bowman took full advantage of the additional cap space created by Patrick Kane's injury in adding ...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  2. Trade Grade: Timonen to Blackhawks

    Craig Custance

    The deal Blackhawks get: Kimmo Timonen Flyers get: Blackhawks' second-round pick in 2015, conditional fourth-round pick in 2016. If the Blackhawks win two rounds in the playoffs and Timonen plays in 50 percent of the games, the pick becomes a thi...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  3. Trade Grade: Clarkson to Columbus

    Craig Custance

    The deal Maple Leafs get: Nathan Horton Blue Jackets get: David Clarkson Columbus Blue Jackets: A Stick with me here. The huge cheers from Maple Leafs fans as they carried David Clarkson and his $5.25 million salary-cap hit out of t...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  4. Trade Grade: Jagr to the Panthers

    Craig Custance

    The deal Panthers get: Jaromir Jagr Devils get: Panthers' 2015 second-round pick, 2016 third-round pick (Florida's or Minnesota's) Florida Panthers: C Maybe we're wrong here and Jagr will light it up for the Panthers, but in a span of ...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  5. 'Hockey trades' more likely as rentals thin

    Craig Custance

    And just like that, the rental trade market has thinned out considerably. On Tuesday, the trade for Sean Bergenheim helped set the price for a rental, with the Florida Panthers getting a third-round pick while shipping a seventh-rounder to the ...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  6. Trade Grade: Tlusty to the Jets

    Craig Custance

    The deal The Jets get: Jiri Tlusty The Hurricanes get: Jets' 2016 third-round pick, 2015 conditional sixth-round pick (becomes a fifth-rounder if the Jets make the playoffs) Winnipeg Jets: B+ There might not have been a coac...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  7. Trade Grade: Sekera to the Kings

    Craig Custance

    The deal The Kings get: Defenseman Andrej Sekera The Hurricanes get: Kings 2015 first-round pick (becomes 2016 first-rounder if Kings miss the playoffs) and prospect Roland McKeown Los Angeles Kings: A- (that becomes a solid A if Sekera is...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  8. With Kane hurt, Blackhawks need to add

    Craig Custance

    It was one fluke moment that could change the top of the playoff race in the Western Conference. Florida's Alex Petrovic was called for a crosscheck on the hit that sent Patrick Kane into the boards, and Chicago Blackhawks fans into full panic mode, ...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  9. Same old story for the Kings?

    Craig Custance

    It's so easy from the outside not to stress about the Los Angeles Kings. It's so easy to look at that team, excuse their annual early-season issues and just wait for them to pull it together and make their spring run. Kings GM Dean Lombardi does...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  10. Bruins win, but may still add at deadline

    Craig Custance

    The road trip could have been an absolute disaster. One more loss and the Bruins would have been in full crisis mode arriving back in Boston. The Bruins didn't mind how they played Friday against the Blues -- but it was a 5-1 loss. Nobody wants ...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  11. How Sharks can compete and rebuild

    Craig Custance

    San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan felt the need to come out and say it because his players needed to hear it. The Sharks, he said, are a playoff team. And the coaches, players and everyone else will be held accountable based on that expectation. ...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  12. Rangers shouldn't panic with Lundqvist out

    Craig Custance

    Hearing Henrik Lundqvist's thought process as he was told the news of his sprained blood vessel gave us a glimpse into the kind of competitor the New York Rangers' No. 1 goalie is. He took a shot to the neck and played through it on Jan. 31 wit...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  13. Blue Jackets face second-half hangover

    Craig Custance

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Blue Jackets president John Davidson was standing outside the Hilton in downtown Columbus when a couple of young fans wearing hockey jerseys walked toward him. He pointed at them, smiling with their dad, and said that's what th...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  14. Carey Price could break a Hart streak

    Craig Custance

    Traditionally, there have been a few things that consistently hurt the chances of Hart Trophy candidates. One is being a good player on a non-playoff team. For instance, in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, Steven Stamkos was second in the league...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  15. Continued efforts for a team in Seattle

    Craig Custance

    Victor Coleman is watching the Seattle Seahawks run through the NFL playoffs a little differently than the rest of us. While we might appreciate the incredible atmosphere Seahawks fans create, he sees potential. Coleman is the head of a Los Ange...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  16. Islanders maturing into Eastern power

    Craig Custance

    John Tavares will tell you that the New York Islanders haven't always been this mentally tough. They haven't always been able to shake off a couple of losses, dig in and move on. Twice this month, the Islanders blew three-goal leads. Those are the...

    Blog | December 22, 2014