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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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Sources: Colorado Avalanche give Nathan MacKinnon 8-year, $100.8M extension

Instead of Nathan MacKinnon having the mantle of one of the league’s best bargain contracts, he is now about to become the highest-paid player in the game starting next season. MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche agreed to an eight-year, $100.8 million extension that will carry a $12.6 million AAV, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. […]

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Fantasy hockey dynasty ranks: What will the NHL look like in 2027

Well, we know their age. We also know what kind of production they have put up in the past. But beyond those two criteria, we don’t really know a whole lot. We can certainly guess a lot. In January 2018, ESPN asked me to do the first one of these dynasty rankings. While I didn’t […]

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Waiver watch: Goalie matchups to win your fantasy hockey championship

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens (39.1%): I’m all over Price as a fantasy commodity against the Flyers, Senators, and this April’s iteration of the Bruins; less so versus the Wild, who have averaged 4.8 goals in each of their past five games. The former Vezina/Hart winner looked comfortable enough in his season debut Friday, despite losing […]

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NHL Playoffs Daily 2021: Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues on the brink

Sunday brings us our first two elimination games of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs: the Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins can secure their tickets to Round 2. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals are struggling to stay alive, with both teams trying to break out of their post-championship playoff slumps. There’s been some […]

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NHL Playoffs Daily 2021: Toronto Maple Leafs try to rally after John Tavares injury

The Toronto Maple Leafs play their first game after captain John Tavares suffered a disturbing concussion in their Game 1 loss, and the Florida Panthers try to rally in the Battle of Florida as all-day hockey returns to the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche pushed their opponents […]

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