Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was having a phone conversation with Bobby Orr when the conversation shifted to defensemen, and just how critical having a great one is to winning a championship.
With help from a panel of coaches, players and executives, Craig Custance breaks down which teams will grab the final playoff spots in the West.
Craig Custance writes that goaltending could derail an otherwise impressive Red Wings team in the wide-open East. Plus, other weekend takeaways.
Craig Custance examines the strange optics at the Sabres-Coyotes game Thursday, plus notes from around the league and mailbag questions answered.
As the Coyotes and Sharks rebuild, will Dave Tippett and Todd McLellan be around as the coaches? Craig Custance examines.
Craig Custance talks to a handful of GMs about raising the minimum age for the NHL draft.
Certain NHL players and teams will be impacted greatly by the changes in the salary cap for 2015-16. Craig Custance examines the situation.
This year's version of the New York Rangers appears to be better than last year's, per Craig Custance. Plus, other notes from another big NHL weekend.
Craig Custance writes that the tight-knit Winnipeg Jets are poised for a big playoff push. Plus, notes from around the league, and the weekly mailbag.
Craig Custance assesses which of the NHL's bottom-five teams Connor McDavid would turn around the quickest. One of them plays in Ontario.
BOCA RATON, Fla. - When Canucks GM Jim Benning took over in Vancouver, he noticed the Canucks weren’t particularly good in the shootout the previous season.
What would it take to trade for the No. 1 overall pick (and Connor McDavid)? Craig Custance asked NHL GMs.
The Central is the best division in hockey. At this point, there’s not much left to debate on that front. The St. Louis Blues have pulled themselves into a race with Nashville for the top spot and are poised to finally break through in the postseason.
Craig Custance writes that the Johnny Boychuk deal signals a new era for the Islanders. Plus, notes from around the league and the weekly mailbag.
Craig Custance writes that teams are lining up for the chance to sign Boston U. goalie Matt O'Connor, who could be playing in the NHL this season.
Tuesday night was a night of hockey that had a playoff feel to it. The New York Rangers and New York Islanders played a tight, intense game in their final regular-season showdown in Nassau Coliseum.