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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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Tampa Bay Lightning ink Mikhail Sergachev, Anthony Cirelli, Erik Cernak

Tampa Bay took care of its own as NHL free agency opened on Wednesday. The Lightning signed defenseman Mikhail Sergachev to an eight-year, $68 million extension, forward Anthony Cirelli to an eight-year, $50 million contract and defenseman Erik Cernak to an eight-year, $41.6 million deal. All three players are entering the final year of their […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning trade D Ryan McDonagh to Nashville Predators after ‘an incredible five years’

The Tampa Bay Lightning traded veteran defenseman Ryan McDonagh to the Nashville Predators on Sunday to clear space under the NHL salary cap. The Predators sent defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Grant Mismash to the Lightning for the 33-year-old McDonagh, who waived his no-trade clause to make the deal happen. McDonagh has four more seasons […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning denied three-peat by Colorado Avalanche but adamant ‘it’s not the end of our run’

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning fell short of the first Stanley Cup three-peat since 1983 — but they don’t believe their dynasty has crumbled. “Who said we’re done?” Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said after his team’s 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night. […]

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Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper says Lightning have ‘no more mulligans’ ahead of Game 5 vs. Colorado Avalanche

“There are no tomorrows now. Like, this is it, and so there’s no more mulligans. We’ve got to pull this one out,” coach Jon Cooper said ahead of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday in Denver. The Lightning’s overtime loss in Game 4 gave the Avalanche their 3-1 series lead and the […]

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2022 Stanley Cup Final: Best moments, scenes and breakdown from Colorado Avalanche-Tampa Bay Lightning Game 4

The Tampa Bay Lightning looked like they were poised to tie things up in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche , but the Avs had other plans on Wednesday. Host Tampa Bay went up 1-0 less than a minute into the first period, as Anthony Cirelli put one in after another shot […]

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Nazem Kadri returns from thumb injury to score game-winning OT goal, Colorado Avalanche need 1 win to clinch Stanley Cup

Colorado’s top-flight forward returned to the lineup following thumb surgery in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against Tampa Bay on Wednesday and scored the overtime game-winner that gave the Avalanche a 3-2 win, and a 3-1 series lead. Now Colorado has a chance to clinch the organization’s first Cup victory since 2001 on […]

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Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar says nothing to controversy surrounding Nazem Kadri’s Game 4-winning goal

TAMPA, Fla. — Jared Bednar said there was “nothing” to the controversy surrounding Nazem Kadri’s game-winning goal in the Colorado Avalanche’s 3-2 overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. Kadri scored midway through the extra frame to give the Avalanche a 3-1 series lead, with […]

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2022 Stanley Cup Final: What we learned in Game 4 as the Colorado Avalanche go up 3-1 on the Tampa Bay Lightning

Following two straight blowouts in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final, Game 4 was an absolute thriller between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning. The game was deadlocked at 2-2 after regulation. Then at 12:02 of overtime, Nazem Kadri scored the game-winning goal — yes, the same Nazem Kadri who was playing in his first […]

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