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  1. 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
  2. Patrick Roy's risks paying off, catching on

    Craig Custance

    When coach Alain Vigneault pulled Cam Talbot on Tuesday night with 4:38 remaining and the Rangers down three goals against the Flyers, analyst Pierre McGuire wondered on the broadcast if the tactic should now be called "The Patrick Roy," with the way...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  3. Is Colorado's defense Cup-caliber?

    Craig Custance

    They know what people think. They know some people look at their team and admire a group of young forwards whose talent stacks up with any in the league, especially with the unveiling of Nathan MacKinnon in the first two games of the playoffs. The...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  4. 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Colorado Avalanche expect Matt Duche...

    Craig Custance

    Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said he expects center Matt Duchene to miss the entire first-round playoffs series against the Minnesota Wild, even if it goes seven games.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2014
  5. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Colorado Avalanche's Patrick Roy...

    Craig Custance

    If we think Game 1's daring call to pull Semyon Varlamov with 3:01 remaining in the third period, trailing by a goal to the Wild, is going to be the most aggressive maneuver in Patrick Roy's first career NHL playoff series as a coach, we could be mistaken, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  6. NHL - 2014 playoffs: Colorado Avalanche go 'all-in' for gutsy Gam...

    Craig Custance

    Colorado coach Patrick Roy made a gutsy call at the outset of his team's playoff run, and it paid off in a big way for the Avalanche, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  7. Expectations on MacKinnon's first playoffs

    Craig Custance

    DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy was a 20-year-old when he first had the opportunity to play in the NHL playoffs, backstopping the Montreal Canadiens. For reasons he can't remember now -- because he estimates he weighed about 165 pounds...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  8. Which Central power will win the division?

    Craig Custance

    It was the first game for the Colorado Avalanche following the Christmas break, and a small gathering of reporters in Chicago chatted with Colorado coach Patrick Roy about his team's chances in the Central Division. One of them was NHL.com's Brian...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  9. Can Colorado Avalanche sustain early-season success? - NHL

    Craig Custance

    There are three undefeated teams remaining in the NHL, two of which you probably expected to be at the top of the standings in San Jose and St. Louis. The other is Colorado. With their win over the Capitals on Saturday, the Avalanche improved to 5-0 ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  10. 20 observations on the Avalanche

    Craig Custance

    DENVER -- This summer, Patrick Roy went to see Semyon Varlamov in Montreal while the Colorado Avalanche starting goalie was training with teammate Jean-Sebastien Giguere and new Avs goalie coach Francois Allaire. Varlamov was coming off a disappointi...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  11. NHL - 20 observations on the Colorado Avalanche

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance checks in with Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy and others for 20 observations on the team ahead of the 2013-14 season.

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL Draft - Patrick Roy, Avs acknowledge D woes, lean toward...

    Craig Custance

    Patrick Roy knows the NHL draft can be a bit of a crapshoot. He lived it. In 1984, 50 picks were made before the Canadiens selected him in the third round at No. 51. 22 years later, he was in the Hall of Fame. Armed with the No. 1 overall pick in h...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  13. Patrick Roy says Colorado Avalanche like Nathan MacKinnon with ov...

    Craig Custance

    If the draft was today, the Colorado Avalanche would select Halifax center Nathan MacKinnon with the first pick, coach Patrick Roy said.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  14. NHL - Patrick Roy stirs up summer coaching talk

    Craig Custance

    With rumors swirling of Patrick Roy's return to Colorado as the Avs' new head coach, Craig Custance explores the summer coaching market and some of the top candidates at the NHL, AHL, junior and college levels.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  15. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - For Detroit Red Wings, Nicklas Lidstr...

    Craig Custance

    With the Red Wings facing elimination, the annual Nicklas Lidstrom retirement talk has begun. Just what will the defenseman do after this season? Plus, notes on Patrick Roy's future with the Canadiens and how Roberto Luongo is dealing with his demotion.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  16. 2013-14 NHL - Ranking the top forward groups

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 forward groups, and a league talent evaluator weighs in with his thoughts on the list.

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2013