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  1. Ryan Kesler has made an immediate impact with the Anaheim Ducks -...

    Sam Hitchcock

    Sam Hitchcock of Hockey Prospectus examines how the biggest offseason acquisitions are being deployed by their new teams and what to expect in the future.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  2. What does success look like in Pittsburgh?

    Craig Custance

    The Friday mailbag is back -- the surest sign that the hockey season is nearly upon us. As always, your participation in making this one of the most enjoyable parts of my week is greatly appreciated. The questions are often better than the answers, w...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  3. Four keys to the Wild being contenders

    Craig Custance

    As far as training camp drama goes, the Minnesota Wild are giving the Columbus Blue Jackets a run for their money. It never escalated to Ryan Johansen levels, but Minnesota had its own contract stalemate, with goalie Darcy Kuemper arriving late while...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  4. Ryan Miller contract with Vancouver Canucks among worst offseason...

    Matthew Coller

    Which NHL free-agent contracts this offseason have been the most questionable? Matthew Coller of Hockey prospectus identifies the top five, according to advanced metrics.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  5. Christian Ehrhoff contract with Pittsburgh Penguins among best of...

    Matthew Coller

    Which of the NHL free-agent contracts this offseason have been the smartest? Matthew Coller of Hockey prospectus identifies the top five, according to advanced metrics.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Rumblings: Kesler watch, Stastny market

    Pierre LeBrun

    UPDATED: 6:04 p.m. ET The Ryan Kesler trade talks have taken an interesting twist on the eve of the NHL draft's first round. Sources around the NHL have told ESPN.com that the list of teams pursuing Kesler has grown over the past 24 hours. W...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Penguins could target Mike Babcock

    Craig Custance

    With coach Dan Bylsma facing a very uncertain future in Pittsburgh, there is one coach who should lead the wish list for Pittsburgh Penguins fans if the ax does fall. Mike Babcock -- the ultimate hire. The Detroit Red Wings' coach has two Olymp...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. How about those Canadiens getting Vanek?

    Scott Burnside

    It took until after the trade-deadline bell officially rang, but in what stands as at least a modest surprise the Montreal Canadiens ended up the winners of the Thomas Vanek sweepstakes. Maybe it was the patience shown by Montreal GM Marc Bergevin...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  14. NHL -- Tampa Bay Lightning made best of Martin St. Louis trade de...

    Scott Burnside

    Lightning GM Yzerman made the most of a bad situation dealing with St. Louis' trade demand, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  15. Wednesday trade rumors roundup

    Victoria Matiash

    While the trade that sent goalie Roberto Luongo back to the Florida Panthers drew a lion's share of attention Tuesday, almost a dozen deals saw several players -- Martin Erat, Dustin Penner, Stephane Robidas and netminder Ilya Bryzgalov -- land with ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  16. NHL -- Thomas Vanek deal will make or break Islanders GM Garth Sn...

    Scott Burnside

    The Thomas Vanek situation should make or break Islanders GM Garth Snow, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014