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Fixing the flaws of five struggling NHL teams

October’s optimism can quickly bleed into a nervy November. Injuries pile up along with losses. Identities crack before being fully formed. Confidence is at a premium. And we’ve barely hit the quarter mark of the season. It’s thought that a team can’t secure its playoff spot in just a few weeks, but it can fall […]

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Monday fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

We can take a rare occasion to make the Coyotes the center of attention. The Coyotes are expected to return both Jakob Chychrun and Nick Schmaltz to the lineup. Chychrun has yet to play this season recovering from a wrist injury, while Schmaltz played just two minutes in the season opener before suffering a rib […]

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Weekend fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

Elsewhere, without Evander Kane for the foreseeable future, Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers will seek redemption against the Florida Panthers after falling 7-2 to the Hurricanes on Thursday. All eyes will be on whether Spencer Knight earns his third consecutive start after winning two straight, including a shutout. Claude Giroux’s Ottawa Senators will attempt […]

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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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Thursday fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

The league’s top five leaders for points square off against each other. With Connor McDavid (No. 1), Leon Draisaitl (No. 2) and the Edmonton Oilers hosting Jesper Bratt (tied for No. 4) and the New Jersey Devils, while David Pastrnak (No. 3) and the Boston Bruins visit Artemi Panarin (tied for No. 4) and the […]

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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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Why the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs set a new empty-net goals record

NEW YORK — With two minutes remaining in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals and his team down by a goal, Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen sprinted to his team’s bench. About a minute and a half later, Gabriel Landeskog sent the puck into that abandoned net. It clinched the win for the Colorado […]

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2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: Answering the biggest questions heading into conference finals round

Of course, the first two rounds have been fantastic as well. Some of the game’s biggest stars have shined brightest, some pending free agents have made themselves some money, and new postseason heroes have been revealed. As the penultimate round of the tournament gets rolling, we’re answering the biggest lingering questions out there — and […]

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