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  1. 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
  2. How New York Rangers reload for 2014-15

    Craig Custance

    The New York Rangers had to know just how close they were. The red eyes and the crushing disappointment in their dressing room following the Los Angeles Kings' Game 5 win suggested as much. It was the reaction of a team that realized they had just pu...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Blues should let Miller sign elsewhere

    Craig Custance

    For a team with Stanley Cup aspirations, it's a disappointment. A huge one. For the second consecutive season, the reigning champs knocked the St. Louis Blues out of the playoffs in the first round. Last year, it was the Los Angeles Kings; this time ...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  5. The NHL's 10 biggest disappointments

    Craig Custance

    It's become a Twitter inevitability. When a player scores his first goal of the season, as Tom Wilson did Tuesday night in the Capitals' blowout of the Islanders, at least one fan of the team excitedly points out that the player now has one...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  6. NHL - Claude Giroux among 10 biggest disappointments of the 2013-...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance identifies the 10 biggest disappointments of the 2013-14 NHL season thus far, and assesses whether they can turn things around.

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  7. Eliminated teams face big questions

    Craig Custance

    ANAHEIM -- The mood during Teemu Selanne's post-Game 7 interview shifted from disappointment to hope. As always, after Anaheim's last game of the season, Selanne was asked about his future. Specifically, whether the Ducks' status as a ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  8. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Anaheim Ducks, other eliminated Western teams...

    Craig Custance

    Following the Ducks' Game 7 loss, Anaheim and veteran Teemu Selanne have some big decisions to make. And they're not alone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  9. What's next for the Flyers?

    Craig Custance

    It was the kind of game that validates Paul Holmgren's opinion of the Philadelphia Flyers, even despite their disappointment this season. "I still really like our team," Holmgren said when we chatted last week. On Tuesday night, they shared an...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  10. How Philadelphia Flyers will approach 2013 offseason - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance takes a look at how the Philadelphia Flyers will approach the 2013 offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  11. Bouwmeester continues quest with Blues

    Craig Custance

    St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester approaches the beginning of every season the same. A fresh start. The disappointments of the previous season forgotten. The focus is forward, on building toward the next game. Along the way, the time begin...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  12. NHL - Jay Bouwmeester's postseason quest continues with the St. L...

    Craig Custance

    Since turning heads as a prospect in junior hockey, Jay Bouwmeester has always carried outsized expectations ... and his massive contract in Calgary did little to alleviate them. Now in St. Louis he continues his quest for his first playoff appearance.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  13. Stage set for Luongo trade, key signings

    Craig Custance

    In December 2011, Roberto Luongo was 9-3-1 with a 2.04 goals-against average and .928 save percentage, so when last month came and went without an NHL collective bargaining deal, there was a little extra disappointment. At least that's what he j...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  14. 2013 NHL Season Preview - Roberto Luongo and other key personnel ...

    Craig Custance

    With the CBA settled, Craig Custance looks at the next big dominoes set to fall in the NHL. While a Roberto Luongo trade dominates the discussion, other teams look to finalize signings ... or simply reclaim their players from Russia.

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  15. The NHL's disappearing middle class

    Craig Custance

    Even on a cellphone hundreds of miles away, the disappointment was easy to detect. An NHL executive among the most masterful at managing a salary cap conceded that, by now, most teams have gotten pretty good at it. "Much to my chagrin, teams have go...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  16. NHL -- New CBA could continue to erase NHL's middle class

    Craig Custance

    A look at how NHL teams spent money after the 2004-05 lockout shows star forwards continued to cash in while the "middle class" saw its average salary shrink, a trend that could continue in the new CBA.

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2012