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Fantasy hockey: Top ten forwards set for their breakout

Saying that forwards at the age of 24 (using their age prior to Jan. 31 of the current season) score more fantasy points than any other age is true. It’s also true to say the largest single increase in production between age brackets is between the ages of 22 and 23, closely followed by the […]

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Top Fantasy hockey picks: Rookies and sophomores

Mason McTavish, F, Anaheim Ducks: If this year’s beau of the WJC ball can even come close to mimicking this summer’s international play in taking his next big step – look out. Team Canada’s captain racked up 17 points in seven games, essentially driving his national squad to the top of the Championship podium. While […]

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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 rankings update: Underrated defenseman picks

In an attempt to illustrate this, let’s look at fantasy points in the league since Jan. 1. Kris Letang leads all NHLers with 71.4 fantasy points since Jan. 1, so that is our pinnacle for production. What we are looking at here is production of fantasy points by other players in only the hit and […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings update: Top pickups for the week ahead

Evgenii Dadonov, W, Vegas Golden Knights: So this is how the Knights get Jack Eichel under the salary cap. Mark Stone is going the Nikita Kucherov route and going on long-term injury reserve to clear the space for Eichel’s Vegas debut Wednesday. If Stone has to be sacrificed to the long-term injured reserve for Eichel […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings update: How to prep for the trade deadline

The wrinkle here, however, is that unless you have a league manager that adjusted your settings, the default fantasy trade deadline in ESPN leagues is March 18. That will add an additional level of speculative moves required in order to capitalize on player movement. And you do want to try to capitalize on it. A […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Top 12 players who exceeded their draft spots

These selections are based on how a player’s fantasy production compares to their expected production/cost of acquisition. To get the list of eligible nominees, I simply looked at the difference between a player’s current projected finish for fantasy points and compared it to where ESPN.com had them ranked in the top 300 during the offseason. […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: identifying potential risers

In that vein, here’s a look at some high FPP60 performers currently averaging fewer than 16 minutes per game. Anthony Duclair, W, Florida Panthers (15:26 average ice time, 8.00 FPP60): To set the tone, we’ll start with someone you probably can’t get your mitts on in your league. Duclair’s production is not a secret, playing […]

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Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 24 to Jan. 30

Matt Boldy, W, Minnesota Wild: It’s been a particularly successful first four games for Boldy. He almost looks like the missing piece to the Wild’s offensive lineup. Slotting in with Kevin Fiala and Frederick Gaudreau at even strength, and even getting some power-play time with the first unit, he has four points in four games, […]

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Chasing quarterfinal bid, Canada beats Kazakhstan 4-2 at world hockey championship

Cole Perfetti scored the winner, Andrew Mangiapane and Connor Brown each had a goal and an assist, and Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves. Canada is 2-3-0. The top four teams in each group will advance to the quarterfinals. Canada has two games left, against winless Italy on Sunday and 2019 champion Finland on Tuesday. “We […]

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