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Wednesday fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

Will the Devils extend their win streak to a franchise-best 14 games against a vengeful Maple Leafs squad? Will the Flyers manage to put the brakes on their seven-game losing skid in Washington? Is the possible return of Seth Jones enough to boost the struggling Blackhawks past the Stars in the defender’s own hometown? (Probably […]

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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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Monday fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

We can take a rare occasion to make the Coyotes the center of attention. The Coyotes are expected to return both Jakob Chychrun and Nick Schmaltz to the lineup. Chychrun has yet to play this season recovering from a wrist injury, while Schmaltz played just two minutes in the season opener before suffering a rib […]

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Tkachuk faces former team as Flames outlast Panthers

Adam Ruzicka had two goals and an assist for Calgary. Nikita Zadorov and Blake Coleman also scored. Florida received goals from Colin White, Sam Reinhart, Eetu Luostarinen and Matthew Tkachuk. “We didn’t have the start we wanted,” Tkachuk said. “But if we play like we did when we’re going and the energy’s high, there’s not […]

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Thursday fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

Of the 20 teams in action, only the Carolina Hurricanes (played Wednesday) and the San Jose Sharks (play Friday) are part of back-to-back sets. Resources: Goalie depth chart | Injuries | Schedule | How to watch on ESPN+ | Sign up for ESPN Fantasy Hockey | Download the ESPN Fantasy App | Daily lines | […]

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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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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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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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How the Tampa Bay Lightning built a shutdown line on the fly — and might change it up again

Their checking line of Yanni Gourde, Blake Coleman and Barclay Goodrow had the unique ability to shut down their opponents’ top players while contributing huge goals of their own. The lone goal in Game 7 against the New York Islanders, to send the Lightning to the 2021 Stanley Cup Final? That was Gourde, short-handed. The […]

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2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: Answering the biggest questions heading into conference finals round

Of course, the first two rounds have been fantastic as well. Some of the game’s biggest stars have shined brightest, some pending free agents have made themselves some money, and new postseason heroes have been revealed. As the penultimate round of the tournament gets rolling, we’re answering the biggest lingering questions out there — and […]

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