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  1. Mailbag: Coaches on the hot seat

    Craig Custance

    After a summer hiatus, the Friday NHL mailbag is back. It's hockey season. We'll mix in some of the new questions and reach into the offseason bag for some of the best I missed. If you have a question for next week's mailbag, send it i...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  2. NHL - Custance Friday mailbag on Wild early struggles, Bruins goa...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance dives into his mailbag for the first Q&A of the 2013-14 season, including a question on which coach is on the hottest seat right now.

    Blog | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  3. 2013 NHL offseason - Imperfect interview window stirs up controve...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the NHL's new free-agent interview window and how it created some issues in the offseason signing process.

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  4. 2013 NHL offseason - Why 2014 free agents are signing now

    Craig Custance

    Recent extensions for star players have bucked the usual offseason order of events for NHL GMs. Craig Custance looks into why those deals are happening and why there will be more on the way soon.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2013
  5. 2013 NHL offseason - Why 2014 free agents are signing now

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the potential of Colorado trading the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2013 by exploring past trades with the GMs who cut the deals.

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  6. NHL - Playoff performances of Marc-Andre Fleury, Corey Crawford a...

    Craig Custance

    With key starters hitting free agency and Roberto Luongo on the trading block, the summer goalie market is already fascinating. But the postseason play of goalies in Pittsburgh and Chicago could further add to the offseason intrigue.

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  7. What are the Kings' repeat chances?

    Craig Custance

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Two Los Angeles Kings season-ticket holders were watching the Kings' final practice of the offseason Friday morning. They had waited a long time to watch the banner-raising ceremony scheduled for Saturday afternoon, only th...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  8. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- Los Angeles Kings' repeat chances

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance takes a look at whether the lockout-shortened season will help the Los Angeles Kings in their bid to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2013
  9. As offseason picks up, teams target FA negotiating rights - NHL

    Craig Custance

    As the offseason picks up, Craig Custance checks in from the NHL combine in Toronto, where GMs believe that teams could target the negotiating rights for upcoming free agents -- particularly top stars Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  10. GMs respond to summer signings

    Craig Custance

    Using two formulas that I can't explain but which do quite well, Hockey Prospectus broke down some of the offseason additions who are giving NHL teams the best and worst values. Some of the names you could have put on there without too much numb...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  11. GMs respond to summer signings

    Craig Custance

    Using two formulas that I can't explain but they do quite well, Hockey Prospectus broke down some of the offseason additions that are giving NHL teams the best and worst values. Some of the names you could have put on there without too much numb...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  12. GMs respond to offseason signing grades - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance checks in with several GMs to get their opinions on the success of offseason signings so far this season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  13. NHL - The leadership of Jaromir Jagr has helped get the Philadelp...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the Philadelphia Flyers have gotten off to a quick start due to Jaromir Jagr's leadership and a dose of stability after making numerous moves in the offseason. Plus, Alex Ovechkin's slow scoring start and other NHL notes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2011
  14. Why the Sharks' rebuild is necessary

    Craig Custance

    San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson had been so open about his offseason plans that he seemed a little surprised when he was asked for further details at the draft. "I can't be any more honest than I have been," he said. "What did I leave ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  15. GM changes make for uncertain offseason

    Craig Custance

    From a pure hockey fan's perspective, it was about as good as it gets. The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference final was two powerhouses exchanging punches until just one was left standing. It was great hockey that e...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  16. Under scrutiny, Matt Cooke returns

    Craig Custance

    Kris Letang said he has never faced Matt Cooke in an NHL game, which puts him among the fortunate few for NHL defensemen. "Yeah," he said, smiling. "Lucky me." But he doesn't need experience to know that Cooke is a pain in the rear to play agai...

    Blog | May 09, 2014