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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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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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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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Fantasy hockey rankings: Teams resting stars? Here’s who will get those starts

The Colorado Avalanche have a healthy 13-point lead on their current status as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Is that reason enough to consider Nazem Kadri’s upper-body injury a season-ending one? Perhaps he comes back to get his legs for a couple of games before the postseason, but perhaps the Avs hold […]

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Fantasy hockey waiver watch: Foligno, Larsson, Reimer trending up

Marcus Foligno, LW/RW, Minnesota Wild (Rostered in 36.6% of ESPN.com leagues): Skating on a scoring line with Jordan Greenway and Joel Eriksson Ek, Foligno has eight goals in his most recent dozen games. Only one assist, mind you, but still, package up those goals with a team-leading 79 hits and other contributions, and the feisty […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Should you drop these seven players?

In the spirit of potentially finding some room on your roster, let’s cull the list of players to those with at least 12 minutes of ice time per game and six games played, then look at which players are rostered in at least 20 percent of ESPN leagues and doing nothing for you. Fun. Free. […]

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Fantasy hockey forecaster: Nov. 8 to Nov. 14

To try and pinpoint some players that have impressed their coaches early on, we are looking at a snapshot of average ice time from Oct. 22, when most teams had played three to five games, and comparing to now, when most teams have played eight to 11 games. Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Why you should be optimistic about Carter Hart

How individual goalies perform against the high-danger chances tends to fluctuate from season to season, but one thing we can look at with a smaller sample size is how many of these high-danger shots they are being subjected to. Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for […]

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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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