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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. What is San Jose's deadline strategy?

    Craig Custance

    What should we expect from San Jose at the deadline? What's the timeline for expansion? Is Ryan Miller or Ryan Callahan more of a need for St. Louis? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, ...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  6. Breaking down Miller vs. Quick

    Craig Custance

    First, let's get this out of the way. It's a good problem to have. At some point, Dan Bylsma is going to have to choose between Ryan Miller and Jonathan Quick as the Team USA starting goalie, and it's like calling a coin toss when you know both sides...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  7. Predicting the Olympic medal winners

    Craig Custance

    Best Olympic forward groups | Defensemen | Goalies The way Peter Budaj put it, the Sochi Olympics men's hockey tournament is wide open. Yes, he and everybody else will concede that the Canadians, Russians and Swedes come with a little extra firepo...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  8. Who should be Team USA's captain?

    Craig Custance

    What should the Penguins do with all their defensemen? Who should be the No. 1 target for Stars GM Jim Nill? Should Ted Nolan return in Buffalo? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, send ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  9. Ranking the best Olympic special teams

    Craig Custance

    One of the challenges of succeeding in a short tournament like the Olympics is getting immediate success on special teams. Not only do you need to develop chemistry and timing in short order, you also have to quickly straighten out things like termin...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  10. Ranking the best Olympic goalie groups

    Craig Custance

    In ranking the Olympic contenders positionally, Team Canada had a stranglehold at forward and on defense. Only twice did a player, coach or executive in our very unscientific poll suggest a country at the top other than Canada for those positions. ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  11. Will P.K. Subban draw any offer sheets?

    Craig Custance

    Is P.K. Subban an offer sheet candidate? Will the Bobby Ryan snub prevent a gold medal? Who will be Team USA's captain? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, send your questions, hockey id...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  12. Will Buffalo Sabres Ryan Miller get a shot at Olympic gold in Soc...

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine, Craig Custance writes that Ryan Miller proved his Olympic mettle in 2010. Will he get another shot in Sochi?

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  13. Miller challenging Quick as USA's goalie

    Craig Custance

    Ryan Miller sat on a couch in the lobby of the USA Hockey team hotel during their August orientation camp in Washington, D.C. Behind him, most of his American teammates were working on a bank of computers, doing some sort of Olympic-related data entr...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  14. NHL - Ryan Miller emerging as a favorite to be Team USA's No. 1 g...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance explores why Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller has emerged as the favorite over Jonathan Quick to be Team USA's No. 1 goalie at the Sochi Olympics.

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  15. Handicapping the U.S. goalie race

    Craig Custance

    WASHINGTON -- Two things stood out from Team USA general manager David Poile's introductory news conference at U.S. orientation camp Monday morning. One, he said he expects Team USA to go to Sochi as one of the favorites to win the gold medal, a...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  16. 2013-14 - Los Angeles Kings' Jonathan Quick atop early U.S. goali...

    Craig Custance

    WASHINGTON -- Two things stood out from Team USA general manager David Poile's introductory news conference at U.S. orientation camp Monday morning. One, he said he expects Team USA to go to Sochi as one of the favorites to win the gold medal, a depa...

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2013