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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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The nine critical decisions that made the Colorado Avalanche a juggernaut

He was Colorado’s captain when the franchise last won a Stanley Cup, in 2001. Now, 21 years later, Sakic is the architect behind the Avalanche’s return to a Final, this one opening Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning (8 ET, ABC and ESPN+). Sakic took the reins as Colorado’s executive vice president of hockey operations […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the best trade of the past 10 years for each team

Trade season 2022 has arrived in the NHL! While there wasn’t a ton of action in recent weeks, we’ve seen an uptick now that Monday’s trade deadline is less than a week away. You can stay updated on all of the current deals with our trade tracker, but this week for the Power Rankings, we’re […]

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Waiver watch: Here’s why you should add Zack Kassian, Lucas Raymond, and more

Mats Zuccarello, RW, Minnesota Wild (47.4%): One of my perennial favorites as far as underappreciated fantasy assets go, Zuccarello is already off to a strong – and predictably undervalued – start. Skating on a top line and power play with Kirill Kaprizov and Joel Eriksson Ek, the diminutive skater leads the Wild with six points, […]

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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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Fantasy hockey waiver watch: Options to replace Nikita Kucherov

Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for free! With potentially significant and unfortunate news coming out of Tampa Bay on Monday, we’ll buck convention and begin with focussing on the possible loss of an A-plus fantasy performer. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning (99.9%): If it truly […]

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Fantasy hockey points league: Top peripheral category scorers

Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for free! Incorporated into competition to reward defensive play, throwing half a point at each blocked shot tangibly boosts what defensemen bring to the fantasy table. Vegas’ Alec Martinez was an absolute machine in this department while also contributing to […]

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Fantasy hockey dynasty rankings: The best players of 2026

As a reminder, these rankings stem from a spreadsheet that attempts to project the future fantasy production of all relevant players, including many that haven’t laced up skates in the NHL ever. The ranking is simply the product of adding up all the projected fantasy scoring by each player over the next five seasons. Players […]

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