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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. U.S. hockey names Zach Parise of Minnesota Wild as captain

    Craig Custance

    The United States' men's hockey team named the Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise captain for the coming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with teammate Ryan Suter and Kings forward Dustin Brown named the alternates.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Team USA creeping toward favorite status

    Craig Custance

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Jacob Trouba started listing all the guys he was excited to meet at U.S. orientation camp, players he admired like Ryan Suter and Patrick Kane. "I grew up watching Jimmy Howard a lot," Trouba added, saying how cool it was to work w...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  9. Olympics - USA Hockey creeping towards favorite status?

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance checks in from Team USA Orientation Camp where a young roster bodes well for success in the upcoming 2014 Olympics, and may even occupy the role of gold-medal favorite by 2018.

    Blog | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  10. Time to panic for Capitals, Kings?

    Craig Custance

    The NHL season will be entering its second week this weekend and three teams still do not have a win. And two of them are presumably Stanley Cup contenders. The Los Angeles Kings dropped to 0-2-1 with their overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers on T...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  11. NHL - Mailbag - Is it time to panic for Los Angeles Kings, Washin...

    Craig Custance

    With a short season, is it time for the winless Capitals and Kings to panic? Craig Custance explores that topic as he dives into his weekly mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  12. Win over Canada just start for Team USA

    Craig Custance

    It was what USA Hockey wanted all along. It wanted to face Canada's best players. There was never any quiet hope among the Americans that the lockout would end and send Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Dougie Hamilton, Ryan Strome, Mark Scheifele, Morgan Ri...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  13. NHL - Win over Canada just the start for Team USA at World Junior...

    Craig Custance

    After a dominating performance against a Canadian roster enhanced by the NHL lockout, Team USA is relishing its semifinal win ... and preparing for more success in Saturday's gold medal game.

    Blog | Conversation | January 03, 2013
  14. Projecting Team USA's 2014 Olympic roster

    Craig Custance

    It was mid-August three years ago that Team USA gathered in Chicago for the Olympic evaluation camp, a young and almost anonymous group going through its first stages of preparation for its surprising silver-medal run in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Oly...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  15. NHL - Projecting Team USA's 2014 Olympic Roster for Sochi

    Craig Custance

    With the 2012 Summer Games serving as a back drop, Craig Custance starts looking ahead to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, projecting what a possible American roster might look like given an influx of young talent.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  16. Better buy: Rick Nash or Jeff Carter?

    Craig Custance

    Rick Nash played at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night, one of the arenas he could end up competing in more often this season if the New York Rangers pull off the biggest deal before the upcoming trade deadline, now just one week away. Nash also s...

    Blog | February 20, 2012