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Fixing the flaws of five struggling NHL teams

October’s optimism can quickly bleed into a nervy November. Injuries pile up along with losses. Identities crack before being fully formed. Confidence is at a premium. And we’ve barely hit the quarter mark of the season. It’s thought that a team can’t secure its playoff spot in just a few weeks, but it can fall […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: What’s behind Mikhail Sergachev’s rise?

Since the change, the Bolts advantage has gone six-for-19 on the advantage (31.6%). On the surface and certainly by the statistics, Sergachev is beating Hedman when it comes to fantasy value. But don’t be so hasty now. Sergachev deserves to push up these rankings. His offense off the power play has leveled up, with 10 […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Power play roles to watch

Brandon Montour (up one spot to No. 158) has been dazzling on the point for the Panthers for the past few weeks, sitting sixth in fantasy points among defensemen. Hampus Lindholm (up eight spots to No. 189) has been nearly as good for the Boston Bruins and sits 11th among defenders. So why are they […]

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Which fantasy hockey stars benefit the most from line changes?

There are more than a few situations that are still evolving and worth more than a cursory look at. Take the Edmonton Oilers as a fantastic example of combinations. The Oilers played the first five games of the season with Connor McDavid, Evander Kane and Kailer Yamamoto as the top line, with Leon Draisaitl, Ryan […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: How to plan for injuries and returns

Brad Marchand, at this time last week, was listed to miss another 16 games, returning after the month of November was done. Late Wednesday, his timetable became “before Thanksgiving.” Then, on Thursday, he laced up and scored two goals and one assist in 18 minutes of surprise action. The Bruins gave Marchand the night off […]

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2022-23 ESPN Fantasy Hockey rankings

While many line combinations and goalie splits around the NHL landscape are still to be decided, next season’s top picks won’t look that different from the last. Want Hart Trophy winner Auston Matthews or Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin? Well, you’re going need a top pick or pay up in a salary cap draft. So […]

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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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Calgary Flames, Andrew Mangiapane avoid arbitration with three-year deal

The Calgary Flames have signed winger Andrew Mangiapane to a three-year, $17.4 million contract, the team announced Tuesday. The deal allows the sides to avoid an arbitration hearing that had been scheduled for Friday. The Flames also signed defenseman Oliver Kylington to a two-year, $5 million contract, avoiding another arbitration hearing. Mangiapane, 26, is coming […]

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Fantasy hockey: Way too early 2022-23 rankings

To get the ball rolling on discussions for the fall, we present the way-too-early top 300 fantasy rankings. Connor McDavid, C, Edmonton Oilers Auston Matthews, C, Toronto Maple Leafs Leon Draisaitl, W, Edmonton Oilers Igor Shesterkin, G, New York Rangers Nikita Kucherov, W, Tampa Bay Lightning Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, Tampa Bay Lightning Kirill Kaprizov, W, […]

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Edmonton Oilers eliminate Calgary Flames in 5 games to advance to Western Conference finals

The Edmonton Oilers will be making their first Western Conference finals appearance since 2006 after defeating the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Connor McDavid‘s overtime winner in Game 5 in their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Thursday. Edmonton will next face the winner of the Colorado Avalanche-St. Louis Blues series; the Avalanche lead that series […]

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