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Fantasy hockey draft prep: Single category specialists

All of three players collected 40 or more goals back in the dark scoring ages of 2016-17. Only four the previous season, followed by eight in 2017-18. No small wonder we all scrambled to jam Alex Ovechkin onto our fantasy squads back then. Thankfully, today’s NHL boasts significantly louder scoring fireworks. Not only did 17 […]

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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 reaction to 2022 NHL free agency signings, trades and more

Will the big defenseman Brent Burns continue to be a top fantasy option in Carolina? What effect will Claude Giroux and Andre Burakovsky have on their new linemates? ESPN Fantasy Hockey analysts Victoria Matiash and Sean Allen sort through the biggest free agent deals to help fantasy managers prepare for the 2022-23 season. NHL free […]

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2022 NHL free agency: Winners and losers of Day 1, plus the best remaining players

The opening hours of NHL free agency did not bring us an answer as to where Nazem Kadri and John Klingberg would be skating in 2022-23, but there was no shortage of money being doled out elsewhere. Plus, we were treated to some blockbuster trades, as the Carolina Hurricanes added Brent Burns and Max Pacioretty […]

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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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NHL trade deadline live updates: Tracking all trades for the 2019-20 season

NHL trade-asset tiers: Buyers guide to the 2020 deadline, including rental trade targets, goalies and more Seven trades we’d like to see before the NHL trade deadline Hurricanes get: D Brady Skjei Rangers get: first-round pick Leafs get: F Matt Lorito Islanders get: D Jordan Schmaltz Flames get: D Erik Gustafsson Blackhawks get: 2020 third-round […]

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NHL trade tracker for the 2019-20 season

Blues get: D Marco Scandella Canadiens get: 2020 second-round pick, 2021 fourth-round pick (conditional) Capitals get: D Brenden Dillon Sharks get: 2020 second-round pick, 2021 third-round pick (conditional) Jets get: D Dylan DeMelo Senators get: 2020 third-round pick Hurricanes get: D Joey Keane Rangers get: F Julien Gauthier Canucks get: F Tyler Toffoli Kings get: […]

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NHL trade tracker for the 2019-20 season

Penguins get: D John Nyberg Stars get: F Oula Palve Canadiens get: F Laurent Dauphin Predators get: F Michael McCarron Sabres get: F Michael Frolik Flames get: 2020 fourth-round pick Canadiens get: D Marco Scandella Sabres get: 2020 fourth-round pick Canadiens get: F Andrew Sturtz Senators get: D Mike Reilly Penguins get: F Kevin Roy […]

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