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  1. 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
  2. What are the Penguins' trade options?

    Craig Custance

    What's the best strategy for Penguins general manager Ray Shero at the trade deadline? Who should the Kings target to help their offense? Do the Blackhawks have any buyer's remorse? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be f...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  3. Can Pens keep up pace despite injuries?

    Craig Custance

    The vision of Evgeni Malkin in pain on the ice, then trying to skate off only to fall back onto the ice in pain was still fresh after the Penguins' win Saturday in Detroit. So to see him walking around at all in the Penguins' dressing room afterward,...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  4. The impact of the rising salary cap

    Craig Custance

    MONTEREY, Calif. -- Since the end of the lockout, Penguins general manager Ray Shero has been one of the NHL's busiest GMs in locking up his key players to long-term contracts. And he did it in an environment that wasn't exactly ideal -- a dropping s...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  5. Will B's-Pens debacle spark reforms?

    Craig Custance

    MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Bruins are often cited as the NHL's ideal mix of skill and toughness. Boston GM Peter Chiarelli has built a team that typically doesn't depend on one guy to do its policing. With the gradual elimination of the traditional enfo...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  6. Examining the options for Pittsburgh Penguins and Kris Letang

    Craig Custance

    Kris Letang is entering the final season of his contract, and the Penguins will have to commit to big money to keep him. So what's the play? Craig Custance explores the situation.

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  7. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Big decisions coming for Evgeni Malkin, Pitts...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that, after the Pittsburgh Penguins' playoff exit, GM Ray Shero has some big decisions to make -- starting with what to do with star center Evgeni Malkin.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2013
  8. Where Pittsburgh Penguins' newcomers are having largest impact - ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the impact that Pittsburgh's newcomers are having on the Penguins.

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  9. The 7 deadly sins of roster construction

    Craig Custance

    Lost in the flurry of activity that surrounded this year's trade deadline is the notion that there are lessons to be learned from the most successful general managers in the game. There's a reason GMs such as Pittsburgh's Ray Shero, Na...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  10. NHL - The seven deadly sins of NHL roster construction

    Craig Custance

    Players and prospects weren't the only things savvy teams should have picked up from the 2013 trade deadline. Craig Custance points out several critical errors GMs should avoid when building their teams.

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  11. Washington Capitals climb back into playoffs - NHL

    Craig Custance

    In February, the Washington Capitals looked finished. But as Craig Custance writes, management never wavered and today, Washington sits atop the weak Southeast Division.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  12. Answering key questions before the trade deadline -- NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance gives his primer for the NHL trade deadline, looking at which teams are done shopping, which ones aren't, and which goalies could get traded.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  13. NHL - Six new faces to save the CBA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    While bargaining talks proceed at snail's pace, Craig Custance offers up six new voices that could offer some fresh perspective and help breakthrough the seemingly endless debate between the league and the NHLPA.

    Blog | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  14. Five injured players who could tip playoffs

    Craig Custance

    Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero made a calculated gamble at the trade deadline to pass on adding major salary to keep cap space open for his captain Sidney Crosby to return during the regular season. Knowing the unpredictable nature of concussions a...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  15. NHL - Sidney Crosby tops list of injured players who could impact...

    Craig Custance

    With Sidney Crosby cleared for contact, the Pittsburgh Penguins could get a huge boost headed toward the playoffs. But they aren't the only team waiting on an injured star. Craig Custance examines five players whose return could tilt the playoff races.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  16. Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby to continue skating, GM Ray Sh...

    Craig Custance

    After visiting doctors in Atlanta and Los Angeles, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has returned to Pittsburgh. Penguins GM Ray Shero said on Saturday that his star forward will continue skating and working out as he has for the past week.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2012