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  1. What's next for Predators, Trotz?

    Craig Custance

    It will be strange seeing someone other than Barry Trotz coaching the Nashville Predators next season, and equally strange seeing Trotz coaching a team other than the Nashville Predators. One is a certainty, with the Predators announcing today ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Resetting the Eastern wild-card race

    Craig Custance

    In a hallway inside the Detroit Red Wings' dressing room is a giant white board with the complete NHL standings. The win, loss and point totals for the Red Wings are written in red marker, the rest of the league in black, with a giant red line markin...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  3. Are the Leafs a legitimate contender?

    Craig Custance

    Randy Carlyle had to know what he was doing. When you're the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, you know full well that everything you say will be scrutinized to the extreme. Especially when it's perceived as criticism following a loss. On Tuesday ...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Wings alumni revel in the memories

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- A crowd of reporters surrounded Sergei Fedorov, who was still trying to take in what just happened. Igor Larionov was next to him, sitting on a stool and patiently taking off his equipment. Slava Kozlov was a few feet away, doing an interv...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  6. Postcards from the Classic: Alumni games

    Craig Custance

    Took a quick lap around Comerica Park before the alumni game and got a couple minutes inside the Red Wings dressing room. It was great to see a stall set up for Steve Yzerman, playing in the second alumni game, and Mathieu Schneider chatting it up wi...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  7. Holiday gifts to fill every team's top need

    Craig Custance

    The reality of the salary cap system is that every team has flaws. You have to borrow from one area to strengthen another. General managers have tough choices to make every offseason, and as we get into trade season, it's the time of year some teams ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  8. Where will the NHL expand next?

    Craig Custance

    Which cities make the best destinations for NHL expansion teams? What will the league do to avoid another episode like the Penguins-Bruins debacle? What is the top line in the league this season? Craig Custance answers those questions and more in thi...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  9. Siblings Amanda and Phil Kessel will stage power play at Sochi Ol...

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Craig Custance writes that the medal hopes of two teams may hinge on one family as Amanda and Phil Kessel stage a sibling power play in Sochi.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  10. Will Wild or Leafs halt skid first?

    Craig Custance

    Following Saturday's loss to the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle made a comment that was quite telling for a team that has been a statistical anomaly this season. It was a comment that confirmed the argument of advanced st...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  11. Who plays best with, against No. 2 goalies?

    Craig Custance

    Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper was hanging out at the team hotel in San Jose on Wednesday evening with a couple of minutes to spare, so he agreed to help analyze data mined on NHL backup goaltenders this season. The NHL's goalie tandems we...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  12. Notes from the Hall of Fame red carpet

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- The red carpet before the Hockey Hall of Fame inductions can be a gold mine for catching up with some of the biggest names in hockey. Monday night was no different, even if the space was shared with Chris Chelios' friends from Hollywo...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  13. NHL - Nail Yakupov trade possibility, Ducks goalies and more from...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance provides his notes from the Hockey Hall of Fame red carpet event, including buzz on a possible Nail Yakupov trade, the Ducks' goalies and Ilya Bryzgalov in Edmonton.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  14. Mailbag: Crazy early-season trade ideas

    Craig Custance

    It's the second mailbag of the season and we're already diving into crazy trade questions. Love it! If you want to send in your own -- or a question on anything else hockey related -- send it in here. Let's jump right in: Am I being ...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  15. NHL - Custance mailbag features crazy early-season trade ideas

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance dives into his mailbag for questions on crazy early-season trade ideas, NHL expansion and the San Jose Sharks as the Oregon Ducks of the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  16. Next Question: What's the fix in Philly?

    Craig Custance

    Things can change rapidly in the news cycle of the modern NHL, and on Monday we saw yet another example. Just three games into the 2013-14 season, the Philadelphia Flyers decided to part ways with head coach Peter Laviolette, installing Craig Berube ...

    Blog | October 07, 2013