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  1. Is Patrik Elias a Hall of Famer?

    Craig Custance

    While the rest of the All-Stars sat on elevated seats on media day, with their own podiums projecting their voices through speakers on either side of where they were sitting, Patrik Elias' setup was much more casual. He had his own spot set up, ...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. USA's place among hockey powers

    Craig Custance

    If the last year of disappointment at the international level that hit USA Hockey happened in Canada, there would have been a countrywide panic. Maybe even a month-long summit on how to fix it. Team USA's fifth-place finish at this year's World...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  3. Carey Price could break a Hart streak

    Craig Custance

    Traditionally, there have been a few things that consistently hurt the chances of Hart Trophy candidates. One is being a good player on a non-playoff team. For instance, in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, Steven Stamkos was second in the league...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  4. NHL -- Rob Blake's hard work helped him blend seamlessly into win...

    Craig Custance

    Lifelong connections remain important to the hardworking, humble Rob Blake, who learned from the very best during his journey from pond hockey to the Hall of Fame, Craig Custance writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2014
  5. Looking back at prediction hits and misses

    Craig Custance

    We do a lot of projecting at ESPN Insider. It's one of the fun parts of the job -- taking the information you know, projecting it forward and trying to predict the future. In the world of hockey, it's especially challenging because one bounce, and th...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  6. Rangers, Kings explain standout stats

    Craig Custance

    It may be the last time it happens this NHL season. Every single player from each of the two remaining teams, sitting and chatting, spirits high because the possibility of a Stanley Cup still lingers in the air for everyone. The NHL's annual Stanl...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  7. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Who is better: Kings' Drew Dough...

    Scott Burnside and Craig Custance

    Which star defenseman would you take to build a team around: Chicago's Duncan Keith or Los Angeles' Drew Doughty? ESPN.com's Scott Burnside and ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance debate.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  8. Henrik Zetterberg practices with Detroit Red Wings, may play in G...

    Craig Custance

    Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg is active for Thursday night's Game 4 after participating Wednesday in what he called his first full practice in months.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Next steps for league expansion

    Craig Custance

    First, let me come clean. I wanted to touch on expansion in this mailbag, and as of Thursday afternoon, there wasn't a single question on it in the mailbag. So I turned to Twitter with my expansion request and you guys didn't disappoint. So, let's st...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  11. Miller the biggest puzzle piece for Sabres

    Craig Custance

    The pace has definitely picked up for new Buffalo GM Tim Murray this week, with the NHL back following the Olympics. Then again, compared to the Olympic break, any action would have been a dramatic increase. And there's definitely action surrounding ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Top 25 trade targets

    Craig Custance

    We can speculate. We can look at pending unrestricted free agents and make educated guesses. We can talk to those running teams and sense an appetite to make more "hockey trades" than usual. Still, until the NHL's trade deadline expires on March 5...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  14. Whose stock surged in Sochi?

    Craig Custance

    Every NHL owner fears an injury to his star players sent to compete in the Winter Olympics. But there's a flip side to the John Tavares scenario (a scenario that we discussed this past week). Some players are returning to the NHL this week with mo...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  15. Projecting Canada's 2018 Olympic roster

    Craig Custance

    Just when you think the world is catching up to the Canadians in hockey, they make a statement like they did in winning gold in Sochi. Dominating performances against Team USA and Sweden earned Team Canada its second consecutive Olympic men's hockey ...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  16. Projecting USA's 2018 Olympic roster

    Craig Custance

    There's no guarantee that NHL players will be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic games, but the impact stateside of Team USA's fourth-place finish, even if it's disappointing, makes a strong case for it. The Olympics draw the attention of casua...

    Blog | February 22, 2014