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  1. The impact of Steven Stamkos' absence

    Craig Custance

    In the end, it ended up being a mulligan for Team Canada GM Steve Yzerman. On Wednesday night, while debate raged over who should replace the injured Steven Stamkos on Team Canada's roster, one NHL scout suggested we were all overthinking it. ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  2. Ranking candidates for Buffalo's GM job

    Craig Custance

    It was a moment of self-awareness that demonstrates why Pat LaFontaine might have been an inspired choice to run the Buffalo Sabres' hockey operations. Sabres owner Terry Pegula told a story during the news conference of a meeting with LaFontaine in ...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  3. NHL - Rangers' improvements on defense should provide more wins

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance explores the reasons why the New York Rangers have gotten off to a slow start, and assesses how they can turn it around and contend in the Metropolitan division.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  4. Next Question: Rangers already buried?

    Craig Custance

    As someone intimately familiar with the Western Conference and now learning the Eastern, Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards was asked about the success his old conference is enjoying against its Eastern Conference counterparts to open the season. NHL....

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  5. NHL - Are the New York Rangers already buried in their new divisi...

    Craig Custance

    With the Rangers stumbling to a 2-5-0 record during their endless early road trip, have they buried themselves too deep in the standings or can King Henrik pull them back up the ranks of the Metropolitan Division?

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  6. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano, Neil Greenberg, Corey Pronman, Robert Vollman and Ryan Schwepfinger rank every NHL team based on how well they're set up for future success.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  7. The challenge of RFA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    A couple years ago, a GM was asked about the contract status of one of his restricted free agents in early summer. You know how it goes, he answered, these things don't get done until training camp is close. A deadline, in this case, is a power...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  8. NHL - The challenge of RFA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    A couple years ago, a GM was asked about the contract status of one of his restricted free agents in early summer. You know how it goes, he answered, these things don't get done until training camp is close. A deadline, in this case, is a powerful th...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  9. How Metropolitan teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Metropolitan. Is this the NHL's toughest from top to bottom? Metropolitan Division Average team point total last season: 54.3 2012-13 playoff teams: 4 ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  10. 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
  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 free agency - Montreal Canadiens among five fits for Vin...

    Craig Custance

    With the Lightning buying out Vinny Lecavalier, Craig Custance takes a look at where he could land.

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  13. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Chicago Blackhawks better positioned than Bos...

    Craig Custance

    A repeat, particularly after a very short summer, would be a lot to ask. But Craig Custance explains why he thinks the Blackhawks have a better shot to return to the Stanley Cup finals than the Bruins in 2013-14.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  14. NHL - Jay Bouwmeester's postseason quest continues with the St. L...

    Craig Custance

    Since turning heads as a prospect in junior hockey, Jay Bouwmeester has always carried outsized expectations ... and his massive contract in Calgary did little to alleviate them. Now in St. Louis he continues his quest for his first playoff appearance.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  15. Deadline moves fuel summer speculation

    Craig Custance

    It was a remarkable contrast from one year ago. Instead of trying to trade one potential 40-goal scorer like they were with Rick Nash at last season's trade deadline, the Columbus Blue Jackets had just picked one up in Marian Gaborik. And this ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  16. NHL Trade Deadline 2013 - After deadline, summer speculation begi...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks ahead to the summer to see how Wednesday's trade deadline moves might impact the free agent market and other offseason player movement.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2013