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  1. Summer Trending: Central Division

    Craig Custance

    The Nashville Predators' trade for James Neal had only been official for a few minutes when the questions started as to who would be the center feeding him the puck in Nashville. In Pittsburgh, he had his biggest success with Evgeni Malkin. In Dallas...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Trade Grades: James Neal to Nashville

    Craig Custance

    The deal Predators get: James Neal Penguins get: Patric Hornqvist, Nick Spaling Nashville Predators: B Predators GM David Poile needed to upgrade his offense under new head coach Peter Laviolette, and landing James Neal certainly does...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  3. Ryan Kesler is a deadline game-changer

    Craig Custance

    One NHL assistant general manager couldn't quite articulate why he believed this was going to be an especially active trade deadline. He didn't have any concrete examples, nor was his team particularly close to making a deal. There was just something...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  4. Washington Capitals' trade deadline plans

    Craig Custance

    Alex Ovechkin felt compelled to apologize for his team's performance in the Olympics. Nicklas Backstrom had to sit out the gold-medal game because of a doping violation. John Carlson's Americans were embarrassed in the bronze-medal game. Yeah, the...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Matching team needs with trade options

    Craig Custance

    There's a small language barrier, but that doesn't hide the personality behind new Nashville Predators starting goalie Marek Mazanec, a native of the Czech Republic. "He's a funny kid. He's really laid-back," said teammate Matt Cullen on Tuesday...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  7. Early free-agency winners, losers

    Craig Custance

    Early on, the NHL offseason had been a bit of a dud. Draft weekend was supposed to be loaded with trades, but aside from the Cory Schneider deal to New Jersey, most teams just focused on picking prospects. And the 48-hour communication window this we...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  8. 2013 NHL offseason - Detroit Red Wings lead early free agency Day...

    Craig Custance

    With the early rush of NHL free agency in the books, Craig Custance writes that the Red Wings emerged in fine fashion after landing Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss. Meanwhile, Cup finalist Boston missed out on its early targets.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  9. The 7 deadly sins of roster construction

    Craig Custance

    Lost in the flurry of activity that surrounded this year's trade deadline is the notion that there are lessons to be learned from the most successful general managers in the game. There's a reason GMs such as Pittsburgh's Ray Shero, Na...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  10. NHL - The seven deadly sins of NHL roster construction

    Craig Custance

    Players and prospects weren't the only things savvy teams should have picked up from the 2013 trade deadline. Craig Custance points out several critical errors GMs should avoid when building their teams.

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  11. 5 teams facing tough trade decisions

    Craig Custance

    It's as impressive now as it seemed improbable a month ago. The mighty Columbus Blue Jackets, with their 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks, currently reside in the No. 8 slot in the Western Conference. When March began, the Blue Jackets were 5-12-...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  12. NHL - Columbus Blue Jackets among five teams with hardest trade d...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explores five teams facing tough buy-or-sell decisions as the trade deadline approaches, topped by a Blue Jackets team that suddenly appears to be a playoff contender.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  13. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- As CBA settles, realignment, Olympics ...

    Craig Custance

    Though the CBA is resolved, realignment and player participation in the 2014 Winter Olympics remain unresolved. Craig Custance examines both issues, the impact of the Brian Burke firing on the trade market and more from the Board of Governors meeting.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  14. NHL - With Shea Weber spoken for, where Red Wings, Rangers, other...

    Craig Custance

    With Shea Weber either staying in Nashville or heading to Philadelphia, there is one more high-end defenseman off the market for 2013. Craig Custance examines the few trade and free-agent options that remain for Weber's other suitors.

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  15. Nashville Predators ink defenseman Hal Gill to two-year contract ...

    Craig Custance

    The Nashville Predators have re-signed defenseman Hal Gill to a two-year contract worth $4 million, according to an NHL source.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  16. 2012 NHL Free Agency - Who is helped hurt, by Suter, Parise delay...

    Craig Custance

    In recent years, we've seen top free agents take their time instead of joining the frenzy to sign with a team on July 1. If Tier 1 free agents Ryan Suter and Zach Parise delay their decisions, which players and teams does that help? Who does it hurt?

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2012