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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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Wednesday fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

7 p.m., Canadian Tire Centre, Watch live on ESPN+ Sure, they didn’t win, but the Sabres didn’t fall to the visiting Canucks without a fight Tuesday, eventually losing 5-4. While Jeff Skinner scored a couple, Alex Tuch tossed in a goal and two assists, and Tage Thompson contributed a pair of helpers. The scene is […]

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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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Friday fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

First, at 2pm ET, the Global Series puck drops between the Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets in Tampere, Finland. Fantasy managers from all walks of competition should know that Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen and Artturi Lehkonen, along with Columbus’s Patrik Laine – from Tampere proper – and Joonas Korpisalo all hail from Finland. Like the […]

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How Igor Shesterkin took over the New York City sports world

Which is why, after just 108 career NHL games, “Igor-mania” is running wild in NYC. The 26-year-old was the NHL’s top goaltender last season, winning the Vezina Trophy and finishing third in the MVP race. He has become the most popular member of the New York Rangers, despite playing only four seasons. He has quickly […]

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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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What to watch around the NHL: Kessel’s feat, Battle of Alberta

While we wait for the Reverse Retro uniforms to be seen on the ice, here are five things I’m looking forward to this week: Join Arda Ocal and Greg Wyshynski for The Drop, a weekly video podcast on the NHL on ESPN YouTube channel. The show comes out every Thursday and will feature player interviews, […]

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Avalanche top Rangers as Alexandar Georgiev stifles former team

Georgiev made 44 saves and stopped three of four shootout attempts to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers. Georgiev spent the first five years of his NHL career with the Rangers before being traded to the Stanley Cup-champion Avalanche in July. “Pretty special. It doesn’t get much better […]

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Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon: From ‘young and stupid’ to Stanley Cup champ

DENVER — So, now that Nathan MacKinnon has won a Stanley Cup, will he finally chill out? The question takes five seconds to ask, but it leads the Colorado Avalanche alternate captain to share more about himself over a 20-minute interview than he has at any point in his nine-year NHL career. MacKinnon answers the […]

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