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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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Host Finland outlasts Canada, completes ‘unbelievable’ run with world hockey championship title

Host Finland completed an Olympics-world double after winning in China in February, joining Sweden in 2006 as the only countries to win Olympic and world titles in the same year. “It’s unbelievable,” Finnish coach Jukka Jalonen said. “You can’t even understand what has happened. Maybe in the summer, we can figure out what really happened. […]

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Canada, United States reach semifinals at hockey world championships

In another quarterfinal matchup, Ben Meyers scored twice, Adam Gaudette added a goal and Jeremy Swayman made 33 saves as the United States topped Switzerland 3-0. Canada will face the Czech Republic on Saturday in the semifinals, while the U.S. will play Finland. The Czech Republic beat Germany 4-1 on Thursday, while Finland beat Slovakia […]

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How the Panthers make one of the NHL’s best goalie tandems work

Sergei Bobrovsky is feeling philosophical. The Florida Panthers goaltender is trying to describe what’s made him and rookie Spencer Knight so formidable together sharing Florida’s crease this season. But how to articulate the unique alliance of a goalie tandem? Teams match players and hope for the best. Spend over a decade in the NHL like […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: The Erik Karlsson renaissance

The easier part of the equation is definitely identifying early movers and shakers whom you would like to add to your roster. But there are more early successes than there are obvious failures. Five or six games is not enough to cut bait on a potentially elite player. The trick is working the fringes. While […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings update: Kucherov, Pacioretty, Stone injury impact

Chief among them, concerns that Nikita Kucherov may be down for a while after suffering an injury on Saturday. In you remember, he famously missed the last fantasy season after hip surgery, returning in time for the postseason. Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for free! […]

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Fantasy hockey dynasty rankings: The best players of 2026

As a reminder, these rankings stem from a spreadsheet that attempts to project the future fantasy production of all relevant players, including many that haven’t laced up skates in the NHL ever. The ranking is simply the product of adding up all the projected fantasy scoring by each player over the next five seasons. Players […]

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Fantasy hockey: What to expect from the Seattle Kraken

But how should we handle the impact of a brand-new NHL team? Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for free! Luckily, we have a recent example to draw on. So let’s have a look at the Seattle Kraken’s roster, how the Vegas Golden Knights did in […]

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Top 300 ESPN fantasy hockey draft 2021-22 rankings

We weren’t kidding about that, by the way, as the 2021-22 NHL season features the debut of the NHL’s 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken. Whether you’re a seasoned drafting pro, putting together a league with your buddies, or trying it out for the first time, you can find our fantasy hockey draft rankings below. These […]

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