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  1. Focus shifts to the NHL trade market

    Craig Custance

    While holding court with reporters in Philadelphia after the draft, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz explained how he saw the next week or so playing out. He anticipated very little serious trade talk until teams figured out how they did in free...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. Tampa moves may signal Ehrhoff interest

    Craig Custance

    Initially unable to finalize a deal to send Sam Gagner to the Arizona Coyotes from Tampa Bay, Arizona GM Don Maloney came up with a plan with Steve Yzerman. "I said, 'I'm going to have a beer. You have a glass of wine,'" Maloney said. "If you can ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Trade market heats up as draft nears

    Craig Custance

    If things go quiet on the negotiating front for teams trying to sign their own free agents, it's understandable. Wednesday begins the interview period in which teams can begin legally contacting the free agents of other teams. If you're a potential f...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  4. John Tortorella talk 'rumor and speculation' -- Vancouver Canucks...

    Craig Custance

    Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis declined to comment Wednesday about the future of coach John Tortorella, whose team is suffering a free fall down the standings.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  5. Latest on Kesler, Vanek and others

    Craig Custance

    Grading the Luongo deal | Grading the Miller deal | Top 25 trade targets The suspicion was that this could be an especially active trade deadline. On Tuesday, it delivered, with a huge deal that sent Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers. The bea...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  6. Ten observations as GMs feel out market

    Craig Custance

    On a Monday in which the same general managers talked to the same other general managers about the same players, without much progress being made on a deal, other options were being considered. Especially on the wing. Thomas Vanek is the big nam...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  7. NHL trade deadline mailbag

    Craig Custance

    The trade deadline countdown is on, with more questions than ever on that topic as we near 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday. What are the Canucks going to get for Ryan Kesler? Do the Blackhawks need to answer the Blues? What's the most pressing need for the Ca...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  8. Washington Capitals' trade deadline plans

    Craig Custance

    Alex Ovechkin felt compelled to apologize for his team's performance in the Olympics. Nicklas Backstrom had to sit out the gold-medal game because of a doping violation. John Carlson's Americans were embarrassed in the bronze-medal game. Yeah, the...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  9. Canucks a team to watch after Olympics

    Craig Custance

    NHL team executives are following these Olympic hockey games a little differently than the rest of us. For example, when Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman got word that Ryan Kesler went down in pain after blocking an Ilya Kovalchuk shot with his h...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  10. What is San Jose's deadline strategy?

    Craig Custance

    What should we expect from San Jose at the deadline? What's the timeline for expansion? Is Ryan Miller or Ryan Callahan more of a need for St. Louis? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, ...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Ten predictions for the second half

    Craig Custance

    We'd be willing to forgive a little rust. You would expect that a goalie who misses significant time to injury would need a period -- or even a full game -- to get the timing back. Yet twice this week we've seen two of the best goalies in the game dr...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  13. Will Buffalo Sabres Ryan Miller get a shot at Olympic gold in Soc...

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine, Craig Custance writes that Ryan Miller proved his Olympic mettle in 2010. Will he get another shot in Sochi?

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  14. NHL - Custance mailbag on overrated players, surprise teams

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance grabs the best questions from his mailbag this week, including which teams have been early-season surprises, the most overrated and underrated players in the league and another potential expansion team location.

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  15. NHL - Growing pains necessary for Nail Yakupov

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance explores the growing process of Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov, and what we can expect out of him in the near future. He also digs deep to find out the truth about the recent KHL rumors.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  16. NHL - 2013 mock expansion draft protected teams in East

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance reveals which players in the East would be protected from being selected in a mock NHL expansion draft.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013