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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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2022 NHL free agency: Which players are left, and where are they going?

General managers are heading back to their offices and starting to work the phones again with agents. At least one team is assembling its coaching staff this week to begin prep for training camp, which begins around Sept. 21. This is good news for the players that remain on the open market with contracts, hoping […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins extend coach Mike Sullivan’s deal through 2026-27

Sullivan, 54, has two years remaining on a contract that he signed in 2019. Once that deal concludes following the 2023-24 season, Sullivan’s new three-year contract extension will kick in. “Mike is one of the top coaches in the National Hockey League and it was important for us to have him signed long term,” said […]

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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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2022 NHL free agency live tracker: Signings, analysis, grades and buzz

While the start of free agency is traditionally on July 1, it will begin this year on July 13 because of the shifted schedule of the 2021-22 season. Although the key dates have changed, the goal of free agency has not: GMs around the NHL hope to land the game-changing veteran who can boost their […]

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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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NHL Power Rankings way-too-early edition: Where do the Avalanche, Lightning, every other team land?

While Colorado gets to enjoy its parade, we’re already turning the page. Here are our way-too-early NHL Power Rankings for the 2022-23 season. Plus, before the fun of free agency begins on July 13, we’re making one recommendation for each club on how it can improve its prospects heading into next season. Don’t worry, Colorado […]

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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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Penguins GM: ‘In a perfect world,’ Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang would stay in Pittsburgh

“In a perfect world, [Malkin] retires a Penguin,” Hextall said Monday. “And I think Tanger’s the same.” In a perfect world, anyway. The NHL in the salary-cap era is hardly that. Perhaps that’s why, when Hextall was asked what was missing this season from a group that let a 3-1 lead slip away in a […]

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