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  1. Avs need to keep Stastny, O'Reilly

    Craig Custance

    It might not feel like it now, with the disappointment of losing to the Minnesota Wild still fresh, but this season exceeded even the most optimistic projections for the Colorado Avalanche. All things considered, Patrick Roy's NHL coaching debut was ...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  2. Next Question: Can Avs sustain success?

    Craig Custance

    There are three undefeated teams remaining in the NHL, two of which you probably expected to be at the top of the standings in San Jose and St. Louis. The other is Colorado. With their win over the Capitals on Saturday, the Avalanche improved to 5-0...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  3. Can Colorado Avalanche sustain early-season success? - NHL

    Craig Custance

    There are three undefeated teams remaining in the NHL, two of which you probably expected to be at the top of the standings in San Jose and St. Louis. The other is Colorado. With their win over the Capitals on Saturday, the Avalanche improved to 5-0 ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  4. 20 observations on the Avalanche

    Craig Custance

    DENVER -- This summer, Patrick Roy went to see Semyon Varlamov in Montreal while the Colorado Avalanche starting goalie was training with teammate Jean-Sebastien Giguere and new Avs goalie coach Francois Allaire. Varlamov was coming off a disappointi...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  5. NHL - 20 observations on the Colorado Avalanche

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance checks in with Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy and others for 20 observations on the team ahead of the 2013-14 season.

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  6. 2013 NHL Draft - Patrick Roy, Avs acknowledge D woes, lean toward...

    Craig Custance

    Patrick Roy knows the NHL draft can be a bit of a crapshoot. He lived it. In 1984, 50 picks were made before the Canadiens selected him in the third round at No. 51. 22 years later, he was in the Hall of Fame. Armed with the No. 1 overall pick in h...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  7. NHL - Patrick Roy stirs up summer coaching talk

    Craig Custance

    With rumors swirling of Patrick Roy's return to Colorado as the Avs' new head coach, Craig Custance explores the summer coaching market and some of the top candidates at the NHL, AHL, junior and college levels.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  8. Crunch time comes early for Avs

    Craig Custance

    His game Tuesday night had been over only a few minutes, and the sweat from a 2-1 loss to the Red Wings was still pouring down his face but Colorado's Paul Stastny didn't need to be told the score of the Blackhawks game being played. He alr...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  9. NHL - Crunch time comes early for Colorado Avalanche

    Craig Custance

    The good news for Colorado: The Avs have Ryan O'Reilly back, are getting healthy and are just four points out of the playoff race. The bad news: There's not much time left and a pair of games against the NHL's top team could preempt their playoff push.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  10. Evaluating O'Reilly fallout for Avs, Flames

    Craig Custance

    Well, that was one way to go about doing it. On the day that Ryan O'Reilly signed a two-year offer sheet worth $10 million with the Flames, one that was matched within hours by the Avalanche, Colorado GM Greg Sherman spoke of the mission being...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  11. NHL - Ryan O'Reilly fallout for Avs, Flames, future free agents

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance studies the aftermath of the Flames' attempt to lure away Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly with an offer sheet, noting the Calgary may have made several mistakes in the process.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  12. NHL - Top trade destinations for Ryan O'Reilly

    Craig Custance

    With the Avalanche now reportedly shopping restricted free-agent center Ryan O'Reilly, Craig Custance explores the top options for Colorado and the three most likely suitors on the trade market.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  13. NHL - Who could be this season's St. Louis Blues?

    Craig Custance

    After the St. Louis Blues emerged as one of the NHL's top teams last season, Craig Custance looks at what spurred their breakout and which teams could mirror that success in 2012-13.

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  14. Colorado Avalanche are keeping their options open - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that in acquiring Steve Downie, the Avalanche saw a talented young player who was a great fit for how they're trying to build their team. They also have set themselves up with tremendous salary cap flexibility for this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  15. Jarome Iginla still hopeful for Calgary Flames' Stanley Cup run -...

    Craig Custance

    With the Flames off to a mediocre start, the question in Calgary is what path Jarome Iginla will take as his career reaches its latter stages. Will he stick with the Flames or demand a trade? Craig Custance explores the possibilities with the star wing.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2011
  16. Varlamov becoming backbone of Avs

    Craig Custance

    The Calgary Flames ended one Colorado Avalanche road winning streak with their 4-2 win last night. It was Colorado's first loss on the road in seven games this season, but another road winning streak is still alive. Since Jean-Sebastien Giguere ...

    Blog | October 27, 2011