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NHL season preview: Power rankings, best- and worst-case scenarios and bold predictions

The 2021-22 NHL season is being called a return to normalcy. Last season was an unprecedented one for the NHL due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Four geographically realigned divisions, including one solely comprising Canadian teams; teams playing only opponents within those divisions; and a new playoff format that eschewed wild-card teams. But it ended just […]

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Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre’s charity donated to University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation while he pushed for state funds

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre’s charity, Favre 4 Hope, donated more than $130,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation from 2018 to 2020, according to tax records obtained by ESPN on Wednesday. During this same period, Favre was trying to raise money for a new volleyball stadium at the university, where he played […]

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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 rankings: New roles bring new outlooks

The Colorado Avalanche winger skated with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen both on and off the power play in place of captain Gabriel Landeskog, who we learned is shelved until the playoffs after undergoing knee surgery. The quick value swing that takes place with the news that Landeskog is out mimics what can happen as […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Six skaters who carry their team’s fantasy scoring

I shouldn’t flippantly say they’re not embracing it though. Dobson, for what it’s worth, is now earning the ice time deserved by his play this season — but it took a while for that to come around, including a visit to the press box at one point. But he looks secure now as the offensive […]

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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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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the breakout player for every team

As we approach American Thanksgiving weekend — and a triple-header of matchups on ABC, ESPN+ and Hulu — we’ve also traversed another week of the 2021-22 NHL schedule. And for the second straight week, we’ve got a new No. 1 team atop the ESPN NHL Power Rankings. Moreover, now that teams are at or near […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: The “set it and forget it” all stars

When it comes to the skaters on your roster, they can do OK for prolonged periods of time without constant attention. Aside from making changes to your injured reserve, you can compete in fantasy with a standing roster of skaters. Goaltenders, on the other hand, require a little more attention. Through a combination of scheduling, […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Seven players who drive their team’s scoring

But beyond the obvious names, there are a few less obvious ones sprinkled among the players who are the biggest contributors to their team’s scoring. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, Arizona Coyotes (point on 52.2 percent of team’s goals, second in NHL): While he’s close to Draisaitl in percentage, it is a little less impressive since the […]

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