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Dallas Stars expect to open camp without unsigned scorer Jason Robertson

General manager Jim Nill said Wednesday there has been steady, ongoing negotiations over the last couple of weeks with Robertson and his representatives. Nill wouldn’t say what has kept the two sides from reaching a deal, adding there have been “very good discussions.” The Stars, with new coach Pete DeBoer, open camp Thursday in Cedar […]

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Dallas Stars sign goalie Jake Oettinger to 3-year, $12M deal after breakout season

Even after beginning last season in the minors with several veteran goalies also on the Stars roster, the 23-year-old Oettinger had a 30-15-1 record for them during the regular season. The 64 saves in the finale against Calgary were among 272 he had over the seven games before Johnny Gaudreau‘s overtime goal for the Flames […]

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Answering some of the biggest lingering offseason questions

While this next month unfurls toward the start of the 2022-23 campaign, there’s a few notable questions that remain unanswered and topics to keep an eye on. How those play out could still have a serious impact on teams entering the season. Nazem Kadri entered this offseason as one of the NHL’s top unrestricted free […]

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2022-23 ESPN Fantasy Hockey rankings

While many line combinations and goalie splits around the NHL landscape are still to be decided, next season’s top picks won’t look that different from the last. Want Hart Trophy winner Auston Matthews or Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin? Well, you’re going need a top pick or pay up in a salary cap draft. So […]

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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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Anaheim Ducks, defenseman John Klingberg agree to one-year deal

Klingberg was one of the most sought-after free agent defensemen this offseason after putting up 47 points in 74 games. “We are extremely excited to add John to our group,” said Ducks general manager Pat Verbeek in a statement. “John is a gifted player who can quarterback a power play and give us needed scoring […]

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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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Fantasy hockey: Way too early 2022-23 rankings

To get the ball rolling on discussions for the fall, we present the way-too-early top 300 fantasy rankings. Connor McDavid, C, Edmonton Oilers Auston Matthews, C, Toronto Maple Leafs Leon Draisaitl, W, Edmonton Oilers Igor Shesterkin, G, New York Rangers Nikita Kucherov, W, Tampa Bay Lightning Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, Tampa Bay Lightning Kirill Kaprizov, W, […]

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Dallas Stars hire Peter DeBoer to replace Rick Bowness as head coach

DeBoer, who previously led New Jersey and San Jose to the Stanley Cup Final in his first season with both of those clubs, was fired by the Knights after they missed the playoffs for the first time in the franchise’s five-season history. He had been coach of the Golden Knights for 2½ seasons after replacing […]

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New Dallas Stars coach Peter DeBoer ‘getting excited again’ a month removed from losing job with Vegas Golden Knights

Now he is ready to try to spark the offense of the only playoff team to get outscored during the 2021-22 regular season. “The Vegas one rattled me,” DeBoer said during his introductory news conference Wednesday, sitting next to general manager Jim Nill with captain Jamie Benn in the audience. “I think as a coach […]

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