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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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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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Injuries to Washington Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson could impact statuses for next season

Now it’s possible neither is on the ice when the puck drops next season. The Washington Capitals could be in for a long summer that bleeds into fall given the uncertainty surrounding Backstrom, Wilson and winger Carl Hagelin, who hopes to play hockey again after a scary incident almost cost him his left eye. Wilson […]

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Alexander Ovechkin sits out Capitals’ game Tuesday, says ‘we’ll see’ on playoff opener

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin missed a game because of injury for just the 25th time in his 17-year NHL career. All of those have come in the regular season. He has never missed one in the playoffs. Ovechkin was ruled out of the Washington Capitals’ 4-1 loss Tuesday night to the New York Islanders, and […]

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Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin keeps posting ‘pretty big numbers,’ scores 741st NHL goal to tie Brett Hull for fourth all-time

Ovechkin also assisted on two goals, and was around the puck all night as the hungry Capitals snapped a three-game skid. Ovechkin nearly ended up with a pair of goals, which would have surpassed Hull’s mark. In the first period, he redirected Trevor van Riemsdyk’s shot from the point. But it caught a piece of […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the best new addition for every team

After another week of the 2021-22 NHL season, we’ve had more changes in the top 5 of the power rankings. Here are our updated rankings of all 32 teams, plus the newcomer — either a free-agent signing, trade addition or rookie — that has made the biggest impact thus far for each club. How we […]

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Without coach Kliff Kingsbury, unbeaten Arizona Cardinals don’t miss a beat to down Cleveland Browns

No head coach, no problem for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. With Kliff Kingsbury home in Arizona after a positive COVID-19 test on Friday, the Cardinals kept their offense on track in a dominating 37-14 road win over the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium to improve to 6-0 and continue to their reign as the […]

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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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