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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Canucks a team to watch after Olympics

    Craig Custance

    NHL team executives are following these Olympic hockey games a little differently than the rest of us. For example, when Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman got word that Ryan Kesler went down in pain after blocking an Ilya Kovalchuk shot with his h...

    Blog | February 18, 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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Goalie Olympic hopes hinge on Game 7

    Craig Custance

    When it comes to making the biggest decisions about the most important position in constructing an Olympic hockey roster, the guys doing the picking think just like we do. All things being equal, it often comes down to this: "If you have one game to...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  13. 2013 NHL playoffs - Olympic hopes for Howard, Crawford may hinge ...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that there's more than playoff glory on the line Wednesday night in Game 7 for Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford and Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard. A big performance could propel one or both goalies to the 2014 Olympics.

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  14. NHL looks to Champions League, World Cup for next leap -- NHL

    Craig Custance

    The National Hockey League is riding high and as Craig Custance writes, planning extends from outdoor games to Champions League to the sale of the Coyotes.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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