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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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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 forecaster: April 11 to April 17

There are also limited players available that can be a contributor on your team for the stretch run. But, with a 65 percent available threshold, here is one starting lineup of free agents that you could potentially use. Mathieu Joseph, W, Ottawa Senators (95 percent): Even when Drake Batherson is healthy, the Sens are dividing […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the players under the most pressure for every team

The NHL has turned the page to this final month of the regular season. As it goes, we’ll be watching how one player from each club handles the weight of a little added expectation — good, bad or (maybe) ugly. How we rank: A panel of ESPN hockey commentators, analysts, reporters and editors rates teams […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: New roles bring new outlooks

The Colorado Avalanche winger skated with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen both on and off the power play in place of captain Gabriel Landeskog, who we learned is shelved until the playoffs after undergoing knee surgery. The quick value swing that takes place with the news that Landeskog is out mimics what can happen as […]

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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 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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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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Seattle Kraken expansion draft protected lists, available players

The Seattle Kraken are joining the NHL for the 2021-22 season and will play in the Pacific Division. The front office and coaching staff have taken shape, and Climate Pledge Arena is on track to be ready, but the team needs players. The Kraken will select one player each from 30 NHL teams, as the […]

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