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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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Weekend fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

However, the most intriguing match-up of all is one of the most contentious through a fantasy lens. On paper, the 10-1-0 Bruins should have little issue in beating a Maple Leafs club that has yet to perform to potential. But the teams are playing at Scotiabank Arena and oddsmakers have Toronto as the early, slim […]

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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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Thursday fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

Resources: Goalie depth chart | Injuries | Schedule | How to watch on ESPN+ | Sign up for ESPN Fantasy Hockey | Download the ESPN Fantasy App | Daily lines All times Eastern. 7 p.m., TD Garden, Watch live on ESPN+ The Ducks road trip continues with another tough stop in Boston. Linus Ullmark will […]

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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: Way too early 2022-23 rankings

To get the ball rolling on discussions for the fall, we present the way-too-early top 300 fantasy rankings. Connor McDavid, C, Edmonton Oilers Auston Matthews, C, Toronto Maple Leafs Leon Draisaitl, W, Edmonton Oilers Igor Shesterkin, G, New York Rangers Nikita Kucherov, W, Tampa Bay Lightning Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, Tampa Bay Lightning Kirill Kaprizov, W, […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Championship week best pickups

If the Toronto Maple Leafs pull away from the Tampa Bay Lightning a little more over the next couple of games, they might be in a position to rest toward the end of the season. The Calgary Flames might be in a position soon where their seeding won’t change, but they still might need to […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: The returns and debuts most important to their teams

Thankfully, however, most of the races are being kept tight enough that teams won’t be able to consider resting players for at least a couple of weeks. Even though the teams in the postseason in the Eastern Conference are all but officially settled, there is enough jostling for seeding left that teams likely won’t be […]

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Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin passes Jaromir Jagr for third on NHL career goals list

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin passed hockey legend Jaromir Jagr for third all time on the NHL goal-scoring list, scoring career goal No. 767 at home against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. With 4:58 left in the third period, Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov won a faceoff in the Islanders’ zone back to Ovechkin […]

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Washington Capitals condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, ‘stand in full support of our Russian players and their families’

It’s the first statement the Capitals have made about the war in Ukraine, coming 11 days after captain Alex Ovechkin made his only comments about the Russian invasion. Ovechkin, 36, has been an ardent supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the years. In 2017, he campaigned on behalf of Putin by starting a social […]

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