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  1. 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Colorado Avalanche expect Matt Duche...

    Craig Custance

    Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said he expects center Matt Duchene to miss the entire first-round playoffs series against the Minnesota Wild, even if it goes seven games.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2014
  2. Breaking down the Conn Smythe race

    Craig Custance

    It must have seemed like an eternity, but the wait is almost over for Boston Bruins fans, who finally get to see their team make its 2014 postseason debut tonight against the Detroit Red Wings. It's the final first-round series to begin, and it has a...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Ranking postseason goalies

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the postseason underway, we're ranking the top playoff teams by position. On Monday, the forward groups were ranked. On Tuesday, it was the defensemen's turn. Today, here's the ranking of the goalten...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. Ranking postseason defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the playoffs underway, we're ranking the top playoff teams by position. On Monday, the forward groups were ranked. Today, here's the ranking of the 16 playoff defenseman groups: 1. St. Louis Bl...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Ranking the postseason forward groups

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the playoffs officially underway, we're ranking all 16 playoff teams by position. Up first, we'll rank the forward groups. Note that the Corsi stats are courtesy of ExtraSkater.com, while the other s...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  6. Letang among playoff hinge players

    Craig Custance

    Things are coming together quite nicely for the Pittsburgh Penguins as the playoffs close in, and not just because they beat their potential first-round opponent in the shootout on Wednesday night. With the impressive return of Kris Letang, the defen...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  7. How to beat the six heavyweights

    Craig Custance

    When the playoffs begin, there will be 16 teams with Stanley Cup dreams. When you break down the rosters, health and performances of those teams, however, six stand out as the heavyweights. Pick a Stanley Cup winner from a group that includes the ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  8. Resetting the Western playoff race

    Craig Custance

    As typically happens after most borderline hits, the debate following Brooks Orpik's hit on Jonathan Toews, one that knocked Toews out of the game, centered on the legality and the potential suspension of the offender. For Chicago Blackhawks fans,...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  9. Examining the college free agent chase

    Craig Custance

    This is one way the college hockey free agent chase was described: It's kind of like going to Las Vegas for a weekend, blacking out, spending a bunch of money you probably shouldn't on gambles you suspect won't pay off, making decisions you wouldn't ...

    Blog | March 26, 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. Can Sharks keep Dan Boyle in San Jose?

    Craig Custance

    In a perfect world, the San Jose Sharks' contract extension announcement that kicked off the weekend would have included one more player. As impressive as it was that San Jose GM Doug Wilson was able to persuade star forwards Joe Thornton and Pa...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  12. An outdoor All-Star Game?

    Craig Custance

    Should the All-Star Game be played outdoors? What should George McPhee do to shake up the Capitals? What's David Poile's next move? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, send your question...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  13. The appeal in trading for Dustin Byfuglien

    Craig Custance

    It's a recent playoff series that's slowly fading away into the NHL history books without much thought. The 2010 Western Conference finals wasn't a seven-gamer. In fact, it was quite the opposite. The Chicago Blackhawks swept the San Jose Sharks in a...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  14. Sharks, Wild, Caps face big questions

    Craig Custance

    As they closed in on the halfway point of the season, the Anaheim Ducks were threatening to run away with the Pacific Division. That's impressive because there's no fewer than three legitimate Stanley Cup picks in that division, and Vancouver's stron...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  15. Holiday gifts to fill every team's top need

    Craig Custance

    The reality of the salary cap system is that every team has flaws. You have to borrow from one area to strengthen another. General managers have tough choices to make every offseason, and as we get into trade season, it's the time of year some teams ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  16. 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