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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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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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Carolina Hurricanes’ Seth Jarvis, Antti Raanta start offseason in recovery mode

Goaltender Antti Raanta is dealing with an MCL sprain that would’ve likely had him out six to eight weeks even had Carolina not lost to the New York Rangers in Game 7 on Monday. Jarvis is feeling better now that the headache has faded, but he’s still in a “fog” and sluggish, with lingering dental […]

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Stanley Cup playoffs 2022: New York Rangers relish ‘added nastiness’ against Hurricanes

Reaves was on the ice at the final buzzer when Carolina forward Max Domi gave Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren a cross-check in New York’s zone, leading to the two wrestling to the ice. Meanwhile, Hurricanes defenseman Tony DeAngelo was trading words with the Rangers’ bench, causing an irate coach Gerard Gallant to snap back. “You […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the players under the most pressure for every team

The NHL has turned the page to this final month of the regular season. As it goes, we’ll be watching how one player from each club handles the weight of a little added expectation — good, bad or (maybe) ugly. How we rank: A panel of ESPN hockey commentators, analysts, reporters and editors rates teams […]

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Fantasy hockey forecaster: April 4 to April 10

Claude Giroux, C/W, Florida Panthers: I’ll qualify this by suggesting the Panthers really don’t have any wrong answers for how to deploy their top three lines these days. That said, Giroux got a few games in with Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe before a recent switch to give him a try with Jonathan Huberdeau. But […]

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Carolina Hurricanes finalize eight-year extension with Jesperi Kotkaniemi, 21, expect forward ‘to continue to grow his game’

The Hurricanes, leaders of the Metropolitan Division, signed forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi to an eight-year extension, which would keep the 21-year-old forward with the franchise through the 2029-30 season. The team said the deal will have an average-annual value of $4.82 million. Carolina announced the deal on the same day the Hurricanes acquired forward Max Domi […]

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Answering the big questions ahead of the NHL trade deadline

The NHL trade deadline is three days away, and the action is picking up. Most teams are waiting until the last minute to make moves — hey, every dollar matters in this salary-cap world — but a pair of Wednesday trades should spur some action. You probably have questions about what the next three days […]

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Viewers guide to Philadelphia Flyers-Carolina Hurricanes on ABC, ESPN+

The ABC Saturday afternoon hockey schedule continues this week with a Metropolitan Division matchup, as the Philadelphia Flyers travel to take on the Carolina Hurricanes, with coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET and simulcast on ESPN+. To help get you ready for the game, we’ve put together a guide on all the key players to […]

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