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  1. 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
  2. Six hurdles standing between the Pittsburgh Penguins and another ...

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine's One Day One Game Issue, Craig Custance writes that Sidney Crosby is healthy, back in MVP form and carrying his wounded team into the playoffs. But is the clock running out for The Kid and the Pens' Stanley Cup hopes?

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  3. Next steps for league expansion

    Craig Custance

    First, let me come clean. I wanted to touch on expansion in this mailbag, and as of Thursday afternoon, there wasn't a single question on it in the mailbag. So I turned to Twitter with my expansion request and you guys didn't disappoint. So, let's st...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Sidney Crosby got Jonathan Toews OK to accept Canada captaincy

    Craig Custance

    Naming Sidney Crosby the captain of Team Canada for the Sochi Games, even with his strong resume, wasn't necessarily a no-brainer. Not according to coach Mike Babcock.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  7. Can Pens keep up pace despite injuries?

    Craig Custance

    The vision of Evgeni Malkin in pain on the ice, then trying to skate off only to fall back onto the ice in pain was still fresh after the Penguins' win Saturday in Detroit. So to see him walking around at all in the Penguins' dressing room afterward,...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  8. Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are NHL's Odd ...

    Craig Custance

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Chicago Blackhawks cornerstones Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews face off.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  9. Will B's-Pens debacle spark reforms?

    Craig Custance

    MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Bruins are often cited as the NHL's ideal mix of skill and toughness. Boston GM Peter Chiarelli has built a team that typically doesn't depend on one guy to do its policing. With the gradual elimination of the traditional enfo...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  10. The NHL's most impressive players

    Craig Custance

    With the season more than one-quarter complete, we've seen awards and superlatives handed out to those who have been the most impressive. But nobody knows what's going on in the game quite like those on the ice. So as we head into the second quart...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  11. A Champions League for hockey?

    Craig Custance

    Who has been this season's early MVP? Is a hockey Champions League in the future? Should the Pittsburgh Penguins trade Kris Letang? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. And remember, if you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, send...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  12. NHL - Custance mailbag on Sabres' rebuild, strongest NHL division...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance answers questions from his mailbag, including how long the Sabres' rebuild will take, the NHL's best all-around center and the strongest division in the league.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  13. 5 reasons the Kessel deal works

    Craig Custance

    Phil Kessel didn't want to negotiate a contract extension during the regular season, so the two sides worked hard to get it in just under the bell. Colleague Pierre LeBrun reports that Kessel's new deal with the Maple Leafs is a healthy one...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  14. NHL - 5 reasons why the Phil Kessel contract works for the Toront...

    Craig Custance

    In the wake of the news of the eight-year deal for Phil Kessel, ESPN Insider Craig Custance writes that there are five reasons why it's a good move by Toronto.

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  15. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano, Neil Greenberg, Corey Pronman, Robert Vollman and Ryan Schwepfinger rank every NHL team based on how well they're set up for future success.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  16. The challenge of RFA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    A couple years ago, a GM was asked about the contract status of one of his restricted free agents in early summer. You know how it goes, he answered, these things don't get done until training camp is close. A deadline, in this case, is a power...

    Blog | September 16, 2013