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  1. Chasing the Kings: Atlantic Division

    Craig Custance

    The Los Angeles Kings have become the gold standard. They've won two Stanley Cups in the past three seasons, and Dean Lombardi has built a roster that is nearly flawless. On Tuesday, we identified the five characteristics that make the Kings' rost...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Isles, Lightning youth can make impact

    Craig Custance

    In 2013, the Tampa Bay Lightning finished the regular season with an even-strength save percentage of .913. Only six teams were worse, and it was the major reason the Lightning finished better than just two other NHL teams in the standings. Then...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  3. Summer trending: Atlantic Division

    Craig Custance

    The Detroit Red Wings had just finished up their prospect camp in Traverse City, Michigan, and the frustration of striking out in free agency was nowhere to be found. Instead, the optimism of youth was everywhere. There was Anthony Mantha, the big...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  4. Early free agency grades

    Craig Custance

    The opening hours of NHL free agency were truly frenetic, with signings being announced in a flurry shortly after noon ET. Some teams made their mark ahead of time -- the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars made major upgrades down the middle by tradi...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  5. Christian Ehrhoff bought out by Buffalo Sabres

    Craig Custance

    The Buffalo Sabres have used their final compliance buyout on Christian Ehrhoff, general manager Tim Murray confirmed to ESPN.com. The defenseman has also declined the waiver process so he'll immediately become a free agent.1

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2014
  6. NHL -- Ted Nolan is building a new culture for the Buffalo Sabres...

    Craig Custance

    Ted Nolan is building a new culture for the Buffalo Sabres.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  7. Looking ahead for the Buffalo Sabres

    Craig Custance

    As each NHL team is eliminated from the 2014 postseason, the focus shifts to 2014-15. Here's an early look at the Buffalo Sabres' offseason priorities, projected lineups for next season, free-agent targets, cap space and more. What happened in 201...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  8. Trade grades: Halak to the Capitals

    Craig Custance

    The deal Capitals get: G Jaroslav Halak, 2015 third-round pick Sabres get: G Michal Neuvirth, D Rostislav Klesla Buffalo Sabres: B The Sabres need a goalie to team up with Jhonas Enroth until they find their long-term answer, and there ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  9. Trade grades: Matt Moulson to the Wild

    Craig Custance

    The deal Wild get: F Matt Moulson, F Cody McCormick Sabres get: F Torrey Mitchell, 2014 second-round pick, 2016 second-round pick Minnesota Wild: A-minus Of all the rental wingers available, Matt Moulson might be the best fit for a cont...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Trade grades: Ryan Miller to St. Louis

    Craig Custance

    The deal Blues get: G Ryan Miller, F Steve Ott Sabres get: G Jaroslav Halak, F Chris Stewart, F William Carrier (No. 57 pick in 2013 draft), a 2015 first-round pick and a conditional 2016 third-round pick Buffalo Sabres: A This is a hug...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  14. Miller the biggest puzzle piece for Sabres

    Craig Custance

    The pace has definitely picked up for new Buffalo GM Tim Murray this week, with the NHL back following the Olympics. Then again, compared to the Olympic break, any action would have been a dramatic increase. And there's definitely action surrounding ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  15. Top 25 trade targets

    Craig Custance

    We can speculate. We can look at pending unrestricted free agents and make educated guesses. We can talk to those running teams and sense an appetite to make more "hockey trades" than usual. Still, until the NHL's trade deadline expires on March 5...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  16. Whose stock surged in Sochi?

    Craig Custance

    Every NHL owner fears an injury to his star players sent to compete in the Winter Olympics. But there's a flip side to the John Tavares scenario (a scenario that we discussed this past week). Some players are returning to the NHL this week with mo...

    Blog | February 24, 2014