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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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How to draft and build your fantasy hockey goalie roster

So in usual summary, ESPN’s ideal fantasy goalie plays/wins most games, while allowing few goals on a good number of shots. The odd shutout is a much appreciated bonus. If you manage to draft those top-tier characters to start and/or diligently make proper adjustments throughout the season, you should remain in contention until campaign’s end. […]

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Auston Matthews reaches 58 goals, authors ‘something special’ as Toronto Maple Leafs seal berth

TORONTO — On a night when the Toronto Maple Leafs honored Auston Matthews for setting the single-season franchise mark for goals earlier in the week, the star center added two more before the first period even ended. Matthews netted his 57th and 58th goals 27 seconds apart early on in the first frame as the […]

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Fantasy hockey: The “what have you done for me lately” rankings

With that final push in mind, let’s have a spin through the “what have you done for me lately?” file. This is looking at fantasy points per game (FPPG) for the past three weeks and cross-referencing with availability in fantasy leagues. Brock Nelson, C, New York Islanders (3.2 FPPG in past three weeks; available in […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: identifying potential risers

In that vein, here’s a look at some high FPP60 performers currently averaging fewer than 16 minutes per game. Anthony Duclair, W, Florida Panthers (15:26 average ice time, 8.00 FPP60): To set the tone, we’ll start with someone you probably can’t get your mitts on in your league. Duclair’s production is not a secret, playing […]

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Fantasy hockey impact of NHL coaching changes: Be patient with the Flyers

Unfortunately, Mike Yeo’s Flyers team looks all too similar to Alain Vigneault’s underperforming version. Particularly in Yeo’s second round behind the bench as top boss. Wednesday’s night 3-0 loss to the Devils – a team battling to consistently secure their own W’s – provided no indication that Philly is about to immediately turn matters around. […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Boudreau to Vancouver fantasy impact

Not all coaching changes are created equal. When Andrew Brunette took over the Florida Panthers, for example, he has stepping in to take the reins of an already-successful team and wasn’t going to tinker much. We had Mike Yeo step in as new coach of the Philadelphia Flyers this week, but he doesn’t have a […]

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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: Forecaster for the week of Oct. 25 to Oct. 31

As any season fantasy player knows, players rarely put up fantasy stats in a vacuum. Linemates or special teams units are a major part in how a player will perform. Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for free! Cam Atkinson and Joel Farabee, F, Philadelphia Flyers: […]

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Fantasy hockey goalies: Don’t drop Fleury or Grubauer yet!

Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for free! It’s a lot for any fantasy manager to process, particularly in the goaltending department. With some top stars struggling, should we panic, push pause, or pack some patience? Is hooking up with an overachieving underdog a hysterical overreaction […]

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