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  1. Stastny decision could alter Western race

    Craig Custance

    Editor's note: This column posted prior to Paul Stastny agreeing to a four-year, $28 million deal with the Blues. It's the one day a year teams that can close the gap on the NHL's best without giving up an asset outside of cap space. The prices to...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Who is Anaheim targeting next?

    Tim Kavanagh

    The Anaheim Ducks have been busy today, dealing Viktor Fasth to the Oilers and Dustin Penner to the Capitals while bringing in Stephane Robidas from Dallas. The Ducks had around $13 million in cap space available at the start of the day (per CapGeek....

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  4. Notes from the Hall of Fame red carpet

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- The red carpet before the Hockey Hall of Fame inductions can be a gold mine for catching up with some of the biggest names in hockey. Monday night was no different, even if the space was shared with Chris Chelios' friends from Hollywo...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  5. NHL - Nail Yakupov trade possibility, Ducks goalies and more from...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance provides his notes from the Hockey Hall of Fame red carpet event, including buzz on a possible Nail Yakupov trade, the Ducks' goalies and Ilya Bryzgalov in Edmonton.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  6. Changes in the NHL vs. juniors decision

    Craig Custance

    We'll be the first to admit that, occasionally, we're guilty of overthinking things in this space. When the initial surprise of the Tampa Bay Lightning's decision to send Jonathan Drouin back to his junior team wore off, the prudence o...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  7. NHL - Benefit of delaying entry-level deals not enticing teams in...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance explores why teams are making the decision to keep junior-eligible players in the NHL in 2013-14, and explores what will happen to players like Sean Monahan, Olli Maatta and Valeri Nichushkin.

    Blog | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  8. New CBA makes for interesting offseason

    Craig Custance

    Just 48 hours after the completion of the Stanley Cup final, the window opens for general managers looking to claw out additional cap space or pull the chute on a risky long-term contract that doesn't look nearly as good now as it did when it wa...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  9. 2013 NHL Playoffs - New CBA makes for interesting offseason

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explains how wrinkles in the new CBA could make for an interesting offseason, including the potential buyouts of some high-profile players.

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  10. How Wings have neutralized Toews

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- There was a moment in the final two minutes of Game 3 between Chicago and Detroit that captured perfectly just how hard Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has to work for every inch of space in this second-round playoff series against the R...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  11. 2013 NHL Playoffs - How Detroit Red Wings are shutting down Jonat...

    Craig Custance

    Jonathan Toews ranked among the NHL's best players this season, but the Detroit Red Wings have found a way to limit the Chicago Blackhawks center through three games.

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  12. Tempering expectations for Nail Yakupov

    Craig Custance

    SARNIA, Ontario -- For most of Monday evening's Super Series game against the OHL's best, Nail Yakupov had very little space on the ice. No moment better demonstrated that than when Washington Capitals prospect Tom Wilson lined up Yakupov i...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  13. NHL - Tempering expectations for Edmonton Oilers prospect Nail Ya...

    Craig Custance

    Eye-popping numbers in the KHL and displays of elite skill this season have many eagerly awaiting the NHL debut of 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick Nail Yakupov, but sources inside and out of the Oilers organization advise tempering great expectations.

    Blog | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  14. 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs - Postseason ups value of the wrist...

    Craig Custance and Lindsay Berra

    Time and space are at a premium in the postseason, which is why the slapper is giving way to the wrister in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Craig Custance and Lindsay Berra write in ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  15. How great players get overlooked

    Doug McIntyre

    For obvious reasons, this space usually focuses on the bluest of blue-chip prospects, the projected lottery picks identified as future NHL superstars by scouts and media types across the globe. But with the 2012 draft now just three months away, it&...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  16. The Detroit Red Wings have been one of the best teams at finding ...

    Doug McIntyre

    ESPN Insider Doug McIntyre writes that while we often focus on the blue-chip prospects, there are a number of great NHL players who went unnoticed in the draft. The Red Wings have proved they have an eye for the hidden talent.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012