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  1. Patient approach to playoffs right move

    Craig Custance

    TORONTO -- One of the things one NHL general manager said he appreciates about Gary Bettman is that, during meetings like Tuesday's in Toronto, he does a good job of getting the temperature of the room on important issues and is willing to make tweak...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Krueger's insight on Yakupov's struggles

    Craig Custance

    Ralph Krueger is known for his communication skills. He's also fascinated by sports psychology. His time in Europe has made the Manitoba native a bit of an expert on European players among Canadian coaches, so much so that Team Canada added him ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  7. NHL - Ralph Krueger's insight on Nail Yakupov's development

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance checks in with former Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger for insight on the development of 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick Nail Yakupov.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  8. Growing pains necessary for Yakupov

    Craig Custance

    It hasn't even been a year, which feels strange because so much is different now. Last November, the NHL lockout was in full force and Nail Yakupov took a break from his KHL schedule to tour Canada in the Subway Super Series, playing games with ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  9. NHL - Growing pains necessary for Nail Yakupov

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance explores the growing process of Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov, and what we can expect out of him in the near future. He also digs deep to find out the truth about the recent KHL rumors.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  10. 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 power...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  11. 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
  12. The NHL's top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    There are still a few more free agents to sign and decisions to be made in training camp, but for the most part, rosters are set. So this week, we'll look at some of the best teams by position, starting today with the 10 best forward groups in t...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Hockey player Nail Yakupov is NEXT - ESPN The Magazine

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine, Craig Custance writes about how Nail Yakupov is skating his way to stardom.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2012
  15. Talented U.S. roster blends size and skill

    Craig Custance

    If the NHL lockout drags into January, the dynamic of this year's World Junior Championship in Russia changes considerably. Players such as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Nail Yakupov who would otherwise be playing in the NHL will have a chance to represent ...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  16. 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