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  1. Hossa tallies 30th goal with two-way skill

    Jim Diamond

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marian Hossa saw the least amount of ice time of any player who dressed for the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. But in just five shifts, he accomplished exactly what coach Joel Quenneville had hoped he would do in the tea...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  2. Trade grades: Ales Hemsky to Senators

    Craig Custance

    The deal Senators get: F Ales Hemsky Oilers get: 2014 fifth-round pick, 2015 third-round pick Ottawa Senators: B There was a lot of interest from teams looking to add skill on the wing, and his two-goal game Tuesday night -- against the...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. Oshie rewards Poile's faith in him

    ESPN.com staff

    T.J. Oshie, the hero of Team USA's thrilling shootout win over Russia, might not have been in Sochi at all had it not been for his skill in the shootout. Oshie was one of a handful of players, including Brandon Saad of the Chicago Blackhawks, who...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  4. Brown-Kesler-Kane reunited -- for now

    Pierre LeBrun

    SOCHI, Russia -- Ryan Kesler and Patrick Kane were reunited Monday at Team USA's first practice, a duo that finished the 2010 Olympic tournament together. Dustin Brown completed that line Monday, making a trio that meshes physical skill, two-way p...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  5. Ilya Kovalchuk doesn't regret abrupt NHL exit

    Ilya Kovalchuk took his talents -- a rare blend of skill, speed and strength -- home to Russia last summer.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  6. Kane's evolution leading to production

    Scott Powers

    Few people watch Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane's game as closely as Darryl Belfry does. It's what Kane pays Belfry to do. In the offseason, Kane works with Belfry, a skills analyst and development coach at Pro Playmakers, on the ice to i...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  7. Fantasy Hockey - Assessing the top 200 forwards, defensemen and g...

    Sean Allen

    Sean Allen offers up his top 200 rankings for the 2013-14 fantasy hockey season for forwards, defensemen and goaltenders and provides analysis of players who are moving up and down the rankings.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  8. 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
  9. NHL -- Players fight because we let them fight

    Jeff MacGregor

    Without fighting, the beauty of the NHL would still remain.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  10. NHL -- Skill players value protection, character of fighters

    Katie Strang

    The skill players can't picture an NHL without fighters there to protect and uplift teammates, writes Katie Strang.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  11. Fantasy Hockey - Assessing the top 200 forwards, defensemen and g...

    Sean Allen

    Sean Allen offers up his top 200 rankings for the 2013-14 fantasy hockey season for forwards, defensemen and goaltenders and provides analysis of players who are moving up and down the rankings, and assesses the fantasy fallout from Steve Stamkos' injury.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  12. Rangers weighing what's best for Miller

    Katie Strang

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- From everything coach Alain Vigneault has heard about prospect J.T. Miller from those within the Rangers' organization, the 20-year-old forward will flourish into a "high-end skill offensive player" who can play in the Rangers' to...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  13. Sharks' early success not a fluke

    Craig Custance

    There are a lot of flashy explanations for the San Jose Sharks' success. Tomas Hertl has emerged as one of the game's best rookies, with his combination of skill and size making him a great fit with Joe Thornton. There has been Brent Burns...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  14. San Jose Sharks' early success not a fluke - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance provides reasoning for San Jose's fast start this season. He cites the pairing of defensemen Justin Braun and Marc-Edouard Vlasic as a major factor.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2013
  15. Krueger's insight on Yakupov's struggles

    Craig Custance

    Ralph Krueger is known for his communication skills. He's also fascinated by sports psychology. His time in Europe has made the Manitoba native a bit of an expert on European players among Canadian coaches, so much so that Team Canada added him ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  16. NHL - Ralph Krueger's insight on Nail Yakupov's development

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance checks in with former Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger for insight on the development of 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick Nail Yakupov.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2013