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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. Tampa moves may signal Ehrhoff interest

    Craig Custance

    Initially unable to finalize a deal to send Sam Gagner to the Arizona Coyotes from Tampa Bay, Arizona GM Don Maloney came up with a plan with Steve Yzerman. "I said, 'I'm going to have a beer. You have a glass of wine,'" Maloney said. "If you can ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Is Callahan part of the Lightnings future?

    Craig Custance

    Just like that, it's over. Four games lost to the Montreal Canadiens, and one of the most fascinating seasons in recent Tampa Bay Lightning history is done. This season, we saw Ben Bishop emerge as one of the league's best goalies. Jon Cooper was...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. The impact of Steven Stamkos' absence

    Craig Custance

    In the end, it ended up being a mulligan for Team Canada GM Steve Yzerman. On Wednesday night, while debate raged over who should replace the injured Steven Stamkos on Team Canada's roster, one NHL scout suggested we were all overthinking it. ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  5. Pacioretty an overlooked weapon for USA

    Craig Custance

    From the moment the Olympic teams opened their orientation camps to the moment they officially announced the rosters, the hockey world was gathering clues as to who might make each team. You'd ask Steve Yzerman about P.K. Subban and he'd deftly broad...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  6. Is the point system debate returning?

    Craig Custance

    It's been brought up before, although without much success. At one NHL general managers meeting a couple of years after the lockout that gave birth to the shootout, the idea to give three points to a regulation win was presented. And then shot down q...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  7. Ranking the best Olympic forward groups

    Craig Custance

    At least Steve Yzerman made it interesting. He could have put Claude Giroux and Martin St. Louis on Team Canada, and there really wouldn't be anything to debate. Sure you could nitpick about the third goalie or perhaps the exclusion of James Neal...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  8. NHL Daily Links - Jan. 7

    The 25-man roster for Canada's Olympic team will be unveiled Tuesday morning in Toronto, and there will likely be plenty of second-guessing of GM Steve Yzerman, no matter who makes the cut. The pressure will be on those players who will be headed to...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  9. Can Lighting stay afloat without Stamkos?

    Craig Custance

    Steven Stamkos has become a bit of a medical expert during the course of the recovery of his broken leg. He was already someone fascinated by injuries, recovery and the lengths players go to in order keep playing. He'll watch a guy get stitches if al...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  10. Predicting Team Canada's roster for the Sochi Olympics - NHL

    Frank Provenzano

    Frank Provenzano breaks down the toughest position battles competing for a spot on Team Canada ahead of the 2014 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  11. NHL 2013 Free Agency - Top 35 Free Agents Rankings

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance evaluates the top 35 free agents in the 2013 class, with Vinny Lecavalier leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  12. Top trade needs for playoff contenders

    Craig Custance

    Everything about the Anders Lindback trade suggested that Tampa GM Steve Yzerman made one of the shrewdest offseason moves. After enduring a season of ugly goaltending, he addressed it decisively in June by sending three draft picks to the Predators ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  13. NHL - Top trade needs for playoff contenders

    Craig Custance

    As the trade deadline approaches, Craig Custance examines some key needs for playoff contenders. While Anders Lindback hasn't been the immediate answer for the Bolts, Tampa appears committed to him ... for now at least.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  14. Tampa Bay's well-oiled prospect pipeline

    Corey Pronman

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have steadily built one of the NHL's elite farm systems during Steve Yzerman's tenure as general manager with an effective mix of prospect development, quality scouting and risk-taking to strengthen their organizatio...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  15. NHL Draft - Tampa Bay's top AHL and amateur prospects

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman breaks down the Tampa Bay Lightning's rich farm system with the help of assistant GM Julien BriseBois. Given the team's successful mix of scouting, draft strategy and existing talent, Tampa Bay has a very bright future ahead.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  16. Defense key to Lightning success

    Craig Custance

    This offseason, when Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman and coach Guy Boucher discussed what needed to be done to get the team back into the playoffs, the focus turned quickly to defense. So much attention was placed on the Lightning g...

    Blog | January 31, 2013