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  1. Alex Ovechkin of Washington Capitals explains Instagram photo

    Craig Custance

    In August, Alex Ovechkin posted a picture holding a sign that said "#Save Children From Fascism." He was wearing a "No War" T-shirt. On Monday, Ovechkin explained the photo.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  2. Grading the Olympic contenders

    Craig Custance

    T.J. Oshie is arguably the most popular athlete in America right now. Canada is working itself into a panic over the lack of production from Sidney Crosby and his linemates, despite earning eight of a possible nine standings points in preliminary rou...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  3. NHL player poll: Olympic predictions

    Craig Custance

    The players were given anonymity in hopes that it would lead to more honesty. Because truly, what patriotic person could ever publicly pick against his own country to win gold in the Winter Olympics? For the most part, in this Olympic player poll tha...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Ranking the Olympic defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    It's only been four years since the last Olympic games, but the blue line groups of some of the biggest gold-medal contenders will look dramatically different this time around. Each of the favorites -- Canada, Russia, Sweden and the U.S. -- has lost ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  8. Ranking the best Olympic forward groups

    Craig Custance

    At least Steve Yzerman made it interesting. He could have put Claude Giroux and Martin St. Louis on Team Canada, and there really wouldn't be anything to debate. Sure you could nitpick about the third goalie or perhaps the exclusion of James Neal...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  9. Players whose Olympic stock is rising

    Craig Custance

    On Tuesday, in a conference room at the NHL offices in Toronto, the brain trust charged with building the Team USA Olympic roster sat down to discuss who was rising and falling in the eyes of those making the final choices. For a good three hours, Am...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Dan Bylsma should lead Team USA

    Craig Custance

    As we begin the one-year countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, the debates over who should represent their country will increase in volume. Colleagues Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun have already assembled their early Olympic rosters, and...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  12. NHL - Dan Bylsma should be Team USA head coach

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes how Dan Bylsma should be the top candidate to lead Team USA in the 2014 Olympics before addressing trade proposals, coaches on the hot seat and a new alternative to shootouts in his weekly mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  13. Tarasenko leads early-impact rookies

    Craig Custance

    During the first game of the season, Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard spotted St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, only he didn't know it was Tarasenko, the highly touted rookie from Russia. "I thought it was another guy from last ...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  14. NHL - Vladimir Tarasenko leads impressive crop of impact rookies

    Craig Custance

    With some of the veterans starting slowly as they ramp up to full speed after the lockout, a number of rookies are making some big impressions early, including the Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  15. 2013 NHL Season Preview -- As CBA settles, realignment, Olympics ...

    Craig Custance

    Though the CBA is resolved, realignment and player participation in the 2014 Winter Olympics remain unresolved. Craig Custance examines both issues, the impact of the Brian Burke firing on the trade market and more from the Board of Governors meeting.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  16. 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