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  1. Antoine Vermette suitors may have to wait

    Craig Custance

    Early in the first period against the Winnipeg Jets, with the Arizona Coyotes on a power play, a rebound kicked loose in front of Ondrej Pavelec, right toward the stick of Antoine Vermette. Instead of banging the puck into the pads of the Jets goalie...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  2. Checking in on key impending RFAs

    Craig Custance

    There are really two schools of thought when it comes to signing your restricted free agents early, like the Minnesota Wild did over the weekend with Jonas Brodin. Once you're confident you know what you have in a player, like the Wild are with their...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  3. Ten players worth reaching for in fantasy

    Craig Custance

    For whatever reason, there's typically a divide between traditional hockey writing and fantasy writing. The church-and-state attitude means fantasy writers get all the fun when it comes to making draft cheat sheets, Top 300 rankings and all the lists...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  4. Boost coming for NHL data collection

    Craig Custance

    The data is coming. The kind of data the hockey community has been yearning for after seeing other sports gather it. Motion-tracking cameras in every arena that record the movements and speed of every single player on the ice are on their way in t...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  5. The secrets to the Blues' success

    Craig Custance

    ST. LOUIS -- Ken Hitchcock was told the topic that this post was going to examine: Have his St. Louis Blues closed the gap on their division rival, and defending Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks? He quickly interjected. "We think w...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  6. What's changed for surging Flyers?

    Craig Custance

    The Flyers' recent West Coast tour was successful in part because of two meetings that bookended the trip. In Edmonton, coach Craig Berube gathered his team before hitting the ice for practice. The Flyers were embarking on a six-game road trip with f...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  7. Halak's impact on Blues' Cup chances

    Craig Custance

    More and more, it's looking very wise to throw out the results of last season. It was such a strange campaign, shortened by a lockout and then crammed together by the calendar. It's especially true for goaltenders. With the goalie jobs in ...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  8. NHL - Resurgence of Jaroslav Halak makes the St. Louis Blues a co...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance offers a look into the resurgence of Jaroslav Halak, who makes the St. Louis Blues a contender and is driving up his offseason price tag.

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Tarasenko leads early-impact rookies

    Craig Custance

    During the first game of the season, Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard spotted St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, only he didn't know it was Tarasenko, the highly touted rookie from Russia. "I thought it was another guy from last ...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  11. NHL - Vladimir Tarasenko leads impressive crop of impact rookies

    Craig Custance

    With some of the veterans starting slowly as they ramp up to full speed after the lockout, a number of rookies are making some big impressions early, including the Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  12. Best, worst case for Vladimir Tarasenko

    Craig Custance

    It's hard not to appreciate his honesty. Some teams will pump up their prospects regardless of how good they project them to be. Others are overly cautious in building expectations for their young players. Blues GM Doug Armstrong just wants a ...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  13. NHL -- Best and worst case for St. Louis Blues prospect Vladimir ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines St. Louis Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko and why the future appears bright ... but if things go wrong, the Blues could be left with nothing.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2012