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  1. How the Conn Smythe will be won

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- Before the Stanley Cup finals, last year's Conn Smythe winner Patrick Kane had already scored 67 percent of his playoff goals. The previous year, before stopping a single shot against the New Jersey Devils, Jonathan Quick had made 75 p...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. Niederreiter key to a Wild turnaround

    Craig Custance

    Last June, Nino Niederreiter was watching the NHL draft because he had a pretty good idea that fellow Switzerland native Mirco Mueller would be taken in the first round, no later than the No. 18 pick held by the San Jose Sharks. He was right about th...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  3. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano, Neil Greenberg, Corey Pronman, Robert Vollman and Ryan Schwepfinger rank every NHL team based on how well they're set up for future success.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  4. 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
  5. NHL -- 20 major training camp tour observations

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance reports on 20 interesting findings from his whirlwind camp tour prior to the NHL openers, starting with why he thinks Chicago goalie Corey Crawford is poised for a bounceback season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  6. Late trade deadline could spark deals

    Craig Custance

    With all of the details of the new collective bargaining agreement still coming into focus, it's worth diving a little deeper into the one that could have the biggest impact on the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs: the trade deadline. So much has chan...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  7. NHL - Short season, late trade deadline could ignite flurry of de...

    Craig Custance

    With early April the likely spot for the NHL's 2013 trade deadline, teams will have the luxury of acquiring assets for minimal real money, potentially spurring a flurry of deals.

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  8. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Los Angeles Kings' Jonathan Quick put ...

    Craig Custance

    Jonathan Quick was the one constant for the Kings all season, but the individual awards aren't what drive him to be great, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  9. Game 6 brings in the nasty to finals

    Craig Custance

    NEWARK, N.J. -- In last year's Stanley Cup finals, it took all of one period for it to get nasty. In Game 1, Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows bit the finger of Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron in a moment that set the tone for the entire series....

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  10. Don't count out the Devils just yet

    Craig Custance

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Both recent and extended history suggest the Stanley Cup finals are over. This postseason, the Los Angeles Kings have made a habit of losing Game 4, then finishing off their opponent in Game 5. They did that against both the Vancouver...

    Blog | June 09, 2012
  11. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Five reasons why the New Jersey Devil...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance provides five reasons as to why it's too early to rule out the possibility of a Devils comeback in the Stanley Cup finals, including the potential scoring breakthrough from stars Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2012
  12. Adam Henrique earning 'clutch' reputation in playoffs - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that measuring "clutch" performers in the NHL postseason can be a difficult task, but the Devils' Adam Henrique is earning a reputation as a clutch player for his play in the Stanley Cup Final.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  13. Notebook: Gagne returns; Martinez stoked

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- After the Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter had a simple message for forward Simon Gagne. Be ready for the next game. Then he didn't talk to him ag...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  14. Revenue sharing crucial in CBA talks

    Craig Custance

    During his annual state of the game address during the Stanley Cup finals, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman shared more numbers that indicated the continued growth of hockey. Teams played to nearly 96 percent capacity during the regular season and drew...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  15. Revenue sharing a key issue in summer CBA talks - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explains why revenue sharing will be a key issue during this summer's CBA discussions.

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  16. The experts pick Devils-Kings

    Craig Custance

    In preparation for the Stanley Cup playoffs, I try to canvass hockey people much smarter than myself to gauge opinions on how teams are playing and which teams they like more than others. It's a strategy that clearly paid off, as I ultimately de...

    Blog | May 30, 2012