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  1. Six hurdles standing between the Pittsburgh Penguins and another ...

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine's One Day One Game Issue, Craig Custance writes that Sidney Crosby is healthy, back in MVP form and carrying his wounded team into the playoffs. But is the clock running out for The Kid and the Pens' Stanley Cup hopes?

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  2. NHL - The challenge of RFA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    A couple years ago, a GM was asked about the contract status of one of his restricted free agents in early summer. You know how it goes, he answered, these things don't get done until training camp is close. A deadline, in this case, is a powerful th...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  3. Tim Thomas in talks with multiple teams about return, source says...

    Craig Custance

    Two-time Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas' time away from hockey could be nearing an end. According to an NHL source, Thomas' camp is in discussions with multiple teams about a possible contract or professional tryout in training camp.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  4. 2013-14 NHL - Ranking the top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 forward groups, and a league talent evaluator weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  5. NHL -- 20 major training camp tour observations

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance reports on 20 interesting findings from his whirlwind camp tour prior to the NHL openers, starting with why he thinks Chicago goalie Corey Crawford is poised for a bounceback season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  6. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- The 10 most important players of 2013

    Craig Custance

    We know about the superstars like Sidney Crosby, but seasons often swing on the pivotal players who take on new roles or carry big expectations. Craig Custance offers up 10 such players who could define their teams' fortunes in the shortened 2013 season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  7. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- Anaheim Ducks' decisions on Corey Perr...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance breaks down the looming decisions faced by the Anaheim Ducks concerning free agents-to-be Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, a storyline that will dominate the 2013 NHL season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  8. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- Under Chuck Fletcher, Minnesota Wild r...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance chats with Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and Chuck Fletcher to assess the new expectations facing the suddenly-stronger Minnesota Wild.

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  9. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- Key themes for Detroit Red Wings, St. ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the pivotal early storylines in the Central Division, a quintet of teams that should once again be among the NHL's best. And St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock has not been idle during the lockout, looking for an edge.

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  10. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- Jaromir Jagr, aging stars among Pacifi...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance breaks down the key themes in the Pacific Division ahead of the 2013 season. Among the most notable storylines: Jaromir Jagr leads an impressive corps of veterans in the division. How will they hold up in the short-season sprint?

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2013
  11. NHL - Should lockout end, key injuries may impact early returns

    Craig Custance

    With the possibility of a very rapid start to the NHL season should there be a breakthrough in CBA talks, Craig Custance revisits several key injuries that could impact early returns for the Kings, Wings, Canucks and Blackhawks.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  12. Tuomo Ruutu, Carolina Hurricanes forward, out until May following...

    Craig Custance

    Carolina Hurricanes forward Tuomo Ruutu recently had hip surgery and is expected to be out until at least early May, a league source told ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  13. NHL - How abbreviated camp could impact prospects, NHL rosters

    Craig Custance

    Should the NHL's two sides ever come together and start the season, a shortened training camp could have big impact on the fringe of a team's roster.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  14. NHL - Lockout spoiling Minnesota Wild's big summer

    Craig Custance

    As the lockout endures, the Minnesota Wild have yet to bring a significantly upgraded roster together. It ruined the momentum of a monumental summer, and will the Wild's new players have enough time to jell and compete in the West?

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  15. Ottawa Senators get goalie Ben Bishop from St. Louis Blues - NHL

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance writes that the deal sending goalie Ben Bishop from the St. Louis Blues to the Ottawa Senators further thins a goalie market that was lacking an abundance of quality options to begin with.

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2012
  16. As trade deadline approaches, captains not eager to bail - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that there are several team captains being mentioned in trade deadline speculation, but that dealing these players isn't always easy. In general, even the captains on struggling teams aren't eager to switch uniforms.

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2012