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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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Sources: Colorado Avalanche give Nathan MacKinnon 8-year, $100.8M extension

Instead of Nathan MacKinnon having the mantle of one of the league’s best bargain contracts, he is now about to become the highest-paid player in the game starting next season. MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche agreed to an eight-year, $100.8 million extension that will carry a $12.6 million AAV, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. […]

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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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Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins reach six-year, $36.6 million extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed veteran defenseman Kris Letang to a six-year, $36.6 million extension, general manager Ron Hextall announced Thursday. Letang was a pending unrestricted free agent later this month. His new deal begins in 2022-23 and runs through 2027-28. “Kris epitomizes what it means to be a Pittsburgh Penguin,” Hextall said in a […]

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Penguins GM: ‘In a perfect world,’ Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang would stay in Pittsburgh

“In a perfect world, [Malkin] retires a Penguin,” Hextall said Monday. “And I think Tanger’s the same.” In a perfect world, anyway. The NHL in the salary-cap era is hardly that. Perhaps that’s why, when Hextall was asked what was missing this season from a group that let a 3-1 lead slip away in a […]

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Artemi Panarin’s OT power-play goal sends New York Rangers into second round

NEW YORK CITY — New York Rangers coach Gerard Gallant had a feeling heading into overtime of Game 7: If his team was going to eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins and advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, star winger Artemi Panarin would be the player to do it. “He’s the guy, when […]

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2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: X factors, predictions for New York Rangers-Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames-Dallas Stars Game 7s

We’ve made it to the final two games of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs to determine which two clubs will advance and which two will get their summers started a little early. To help get you ready for Sunday’s NHL Game 7s — Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers (7 p.m. […]

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Sources: Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby has concussion, misses Game 6 loss vs. New York Rangers

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby missed Friday’s Game 6 loss to the New York Rangers with a concussion, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan. Given the nature of head injuries, those close to Crosby told Kaplan it’s unfair to speculate when he will return. The Rangers tied the opening round series at three games apiece. […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins bemoan mistakes after blowing another lead to New York Rangers in Game 6

The Pittsburgh Penguins squandered a two-goal lead on home ice and, more importantly, a chance to eliminate the New York Rangers in a Game 6 loss on Friday night. “Nobody said that it was going to be easy, you know?” said defenseman Kris Letang, after his team’s 5-3 loss that extended their series to a […]

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2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: Breaking down all 16 teams in the NHL postseason

The matchups and storylines are set as the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs get underway this week, with the last team standing hoisting the cherished chalice sometime in late June. Will that be the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are looking to become the first team to win the Cup in three consecutive seasons since the New […]

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