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NHL season preview: Power rankings, best- and worst-case scenarios and bold predictions

The 2021-22 NHL season is being called a return to normalcy. Last season was an unprecedented one for the NHL due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Four geographically realigned divisions, including one solely comprising Canadian teams; teams playing only opponents within those divisions; and a new playoff format that eschewed wild-card teams. But it ended just […]

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Lingering questions for all 32 NHL teams heading into training camp: Goaltending, lineup, injuries, more

But now that fall is officially set to begin on Thursday, it’s also time for training camps around the NHL to open, as we look ahead to opening night of the season on Oct. 11. To help get you ready for the next few weeks — as teams decide on which players make the roster, […]

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Top Fantasy hockey picks: Rookies and sophomores

Mason McTavish, F, Anaheim Ducks: If this year’s beau of the WJC ball can even come close to mimicking this summer’s international play in taking his next big step – look out. Team Canada’s captain racked up 17 points in seven games, essentially driving his national squad to the top of the Championship podium. While […]

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How to draft and build your fantasy hockey goalie roster

So in usual summary, ESPN’s ideal fantasy goalie plays/wins most games, while allowing few goals on a good number of shots. The odd shutout is a much appreciated bonus. If you manage to draft those top-tier characters to start and/or diligently make proper adjustments throughout the season, you should remain in contention until campaign’s end. […]

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2022 NHL draft – Fantasy hockey wrap-up and reaction

Once again, we expect most draftees to blossom in seasons beyond 2022-23 – especially following recent limited opportunities to play through the COVID-19 pandemic. Most, but not all. And even in re-draft or limited keeper leagues, it’s never too early to look ahead, or remain prepared in case some promising player makes an unexpectedly premature […]

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Detroit Red Wings trade for St. Louis Blues regular-season-star goalie Ville Husso

MONTREAL — The Detroit Red Wings have acquired St. Louis Blues goalie Ville Husso, who was a pending unrestricted free agent. Detroit sent a third-round pick, the 73rd overall pick in the 2022 NHL draft, to the Blues for Husso. Husso has agreed to a three-year contract with Detroit worth $4.75 million against the salary […]

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Auston Matthews continues his ‘unreal’ season, reaches 60 goals as Toronto Maple Leafs cruise

TORONTO — Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 59th and 60th goals of the season as the Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 on Tuesday night to clinch home-ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The 24-year-old American, who snapped a five-game goal drought, is the first player to score […]

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Florida Panthers clinch Atlantic Division title, home-ice advantage throughout East playoffs

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers are champions of the NHL’s Atlantic Division. They look like a team that’s ready to win even more. Aleksander Barkov scored his 38th goal of the season, and the Panthers tied a franchise record with their 12th straight win, beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Thursday night. That, […]

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Evgeni Malkin, ‘a generational talent,’ scores three goals, leads Pittsburgh Penguins to 11-2 romp

PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan has spent the last five months praising his team’s resilience, so the longtime Pittsburgh Penguins coach expected a “spirited” response after watching his club get pushed around by the New York Rangers on Friday night. What Sullivan got Sunday against Detroit wasn’t resilience so much as dominance — the kind that […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the best trade of the past 10 years for each team

Trade season 2022 has arrived in the NHL! While there wasn’t a ton of action in recent weeks, we’ve seen an uptick now that Monday’s trade deadline is less than a week away. You can stay updated on all of the current deals with our trade tracker, but this week for the Power Rankings, we’re […]

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