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  1. 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
  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. What are the Penguins' trade options?

    Craig Custance

    What's the best strategy for Penguins general manager Ray Shero at the trade deadline? Who should the Kings target to help their offense? Do the Blackhawks have any buyer's remorse? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be f...

    Blog | 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. Will Toews, Kane halt Hawks' plan?

    Craig Custance

    Will the next contracts for Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews derail the long-term plan in Chicago? Who is the early Olympic gold medal favorite? Has one hockey fan discovered the perfect overtime solution? All this and more in this week's hockey mailb...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Viktor Fasth's path to the NHL

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- He was one of the best stories of the shortened regular season. Anaheim Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth came over from Sweden as an unknown to most hockey fans, but his anonymity didn't last long. When you earn wins in eight of your first n...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Viktor Fasth paving the way for more European...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that Viktor Fasth's path from Sweden to the NHL might pave the way for more Europeans free agents.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  13. Lockout could force vets into retirement

    Craig Custance

    During the last lockout, forward Mike Knuble followed the path of many players and signed with a team in Europe. He scored 26 goals in 49 games for Linkopings in Sweden, never fully believing the NHL would miss an entire season because of a lockout. ...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  14. NHL -- Lockout could force vets into retirement

    Craig Custance

    As their careers approach an end, veterans like Mike Knuble are hoping for a resolution to the lockout so they can continue to play in the league they love.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2012