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  1. Is Colorado's defense Cup-caliber?

    Craig Custance

    They know what people think. They know some people look at their team and admire a group of young forwards whose talent stacks up with any in the league, especially with the unveiling of Nathan MacKinnon in the first two games of the playoffs. The...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. Improving the NHL playoff format

    Craig Custance

    When the question was first posed to fans, the response from many was natural: Why fix something that's perfect? NHL playoff hockey is as good a product as there is. A playoff hockey game is better than anything played in March on college basketba...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  3. The most dangerous potential wild cards

    Craig Custance

    There's going to be one upset -- at least. That's just how the NHL postseason works. It's a league of parity, plus one of these teams battling to get in will just keep on rolling against a team that's been coasting for weeks. Really, once you establi...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. Resetting the Eastern wild-card race

    Craig Custance

    In a hallway inside the Detroit Red Wings' dressing room is a giant white board with the complete NHL standings. The win, loss and point totals for the Red Wings are written in red marker, the rest of the league in black, with a giant red line markin...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  5. Patient approach to playoffs right move

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- One of the things one NHL general manager said he appreciates about Gary Bettman is that, during meetings like Tuesday's in Toronto, he does a good job of getting the temperature of the room on important issues and is willing to make tweak...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  6. Chicago Blackhawks way too low in Uni Watch Power Rankings

    Craig Custance

    The Uni Watch Power Rankings got one Original Six team all wrong, Craig Custance writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  7. How Atlantic teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how NHL teams are trending in the new divisions, we examine the Atlantic, which features a handful of playoff teams and a couple of clubs on the rise. Atlantic Division Average team point total last season: 52.3 2012-13 playo...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  8. 2013 NHL offseason - How Atlantic Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 2013 NHL offseason - How Central Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Central. How will the defending champs adapt to their new competition? Central Division Average team point total last season: 53 2012-13 playoff teams...

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  11. 2013 NHL offseason - Answering questions on Ilya Kovalchuk, Pitts...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance answers questions for his offseason mailbag, weighing in on Ilya Kovalchuk, the Blackhawks' health during the playoffs and possible moves for the Penguins.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Toronto Maple Leafs face questions on Phil Ke...

    Craig Custance

    With just one season remaining on Phil Kessel's contract in Toronto, the Leafs must decide how much they value their star sniper.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  13. Next steps for ousted East teams

    Craig Custance

    During the handshake line following the Penguins' first-round playoff series win over the Islanders, a couple of the Penguins were complimentary in their remarks to John Tavares about just how tough it was to eliminate the Islanders. Tavares s...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Craig Custance makes his picks from Round 1 a...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance makes his 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs picks from Round 1 and the Cup Final.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  16. 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs - Team-by-team scouting reports

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance breaks down the tactics and tendencies of every 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff team with the help of rival players, coaches and scouts.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2013