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  1. Early free agency grades

    Craig Custance

    The opening hours of NHL free agency were truly frenetic, with signings being announced in a flurry shortly after noon ET. Some teams made their mark ahead of time -- the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars made major upgrades down the middle by tradi...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  2. Top 25 unrestricted free agents

    Craig Custance

    By now, you've heard. It's not a great free agent class. The NHL's general managers are expected to be active on the trade front over the next few weeks, in part because there's not a lot of help in free agency. That's what happens when teams put suc...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  3. Subban deserves lucrative, max-term deal

    Craig Custance

    It didn't end in a Stanley Cup like so many other postseason runs have during Montreal's long history, but it was still a memorable run. Before the New York Rangers ended their season, the Montreal Canadiens beat their heated rivals, knocking out...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. Late-round steals make big playoff impact

    Craig Custance

    It's funny the things you remember from the biggest moments in your life. On the day he was drafted, taken with the No. 147 overall pick in the 2010 draft, Brendan Gallagher was at home watching the draft on television. He'd been given the heads up t...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  5. Vanek's off-puck play becoming an issue?

    Craig Custance

    One of the interesting subplots to the Montreal Canadiens' impressive 4-3 Game 1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night is they essentially did it without Thomas Vanek. The game extended into two overtimes and yet Vanek played just 18:58 -- ...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  6. Letang among playoff hinge players

    Craig Custance

    Things are coming together quite nicely for the Pittsburgh Penguins as the playoffs close in, and not just because they beat their potential first-round opponent in the shootout on Wednesday night. With the impressive return of Kris Letang, the defen...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  7. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA forwards

    Victoria Matiash

    There's a unique state of limbo reserved only for NHL players in the final year of their current contracts. It's not uncommon to begin the season with one club, join a second for (fingers crossed) a playoff run, only to sign with a third in the offse...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  8. NHL - Ryan Miller, Paul Stastny among top 25 free agents for 2014...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance takes an early look at the top 25 NHL free agents this upcoming offseason. St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller and Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny lead the list.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  9. Lineup fits for newly acquired forwards

    Tim Kavanagh

    The NHL trade deadline came and went Wednesday afternoon, and it concluded one of the most intriguing trade periods in recent memory. We had our first captain-for-captain trade in some time, a vast number of goalies were moved, and several teams push...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  10. Trade grades: Vanek to the Canadiens

    Craig Custance

    The deal Canadiens get: F Thomas Vanek, conditional 2014 fifth-round pick Islanders get: F Sebastian Collberg, conditional 2014 second-round pick (picks exchanged if Canadiens make the playoffs this season) Montreal Canadiens: A It was ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  11. How Atlantic teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how NHL teams are trending in the new divisions, we examine the Atlantic, which features a handful of playoff teams and a couple of clubs on the rise. Atlantic Division Average team point total last season: 52.3 2012-13 playo...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL offseason - How Atlantic Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  13. NHL - John Tavares, Daniel Sedin among projected 2013 All-Stars

    Neil Greenberg

    Though the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season lacks an All-Star game, Neil Greenberg outlines players who would have deserved starting spots for the Eastern and Western Conferences, including the Islanders' John Tavares and the Canucks' Daniel Sedin.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  14. NHL -- Ranking the top 10 most impressive early-season players

    Rob Vollman

    Rob Vollman of Hockey Prospectus ranks the 10 most impressive NHL players so far this season, highlighting skaters who have made big contributions despite challenging roles. Buffalo forward Thomas Vanek tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  15. NHL Player Power Rankings - Thomas Vanek on fire early for Buffal...

    Tom Awad

    Hockey Prospectus releases the latest update in their player power rankings, with Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek rising to claim the No. 1 spot among skaters. Meanwhile, just when he was counted out, Roberto Luongo cracks the Top 5 goalies.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2013
  16. NHL - Dany Heatley leads pack of rebounding stars

    Craig Custance

    Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley is off to a scorching start, rebounding to his previous star status. And he's not alone. Craig Custance looks at a pack of revitalized scorers early in the 2013 season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2013