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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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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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Waiver watch: Don’t sleep on Victor Oloffson and James Reimer

Alex Killorn, LW, Tampa Bay Lightning (49.0%): Settled in on a top scoring line with Brayden Point and Anthony Cirelli, Killorn has four goals and two assists on 10 shots in his three most recent games. He’s also competing on the Lightning’s No. 1 power play. After last week’s surgery, Nikita Kucherov is expected to […]

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Fantasy hockey: Power play opportunities to watch

The leader for the past three seasons for shorthanded points is Brad Marchand with 17 of them. Sebastian Aho is next with 13, Patrice Bergeron has 12 and Mika Zibanejad has 11. That information doesn’t help you for fantasy. Not only are the bonus points relatively inconsequential for the league leaders, but you may also […]

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Fantasy Hockey’s most consistent players and why it matters

I give you this surreal scenario to make a point. In your standard rotisserie or points league, you are completely satisfied with this outcome. McDavid got you the points you pencilled him in for when you drafted him and they count just the same in one game as they do if he had spread them […]

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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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Fantasy hockey: What to expect from the Seattle Kraken

But how should we handle the impact of a brand-new NHL team? Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for free! Luckily, we have a recent example to draw on. So let’s have a look at the Seattle Kraken’s roster, how the Vegas Golden Knights did in […]

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Seattle Kraken plan for expansion draft as NHL teams leave players available for selection

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price and St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko were among several star players left exposed in the Seattle Kraken expansion draft, as the NHL revealed its teams’ protected lists on Sunday. The Kraken will select one player from 30 NHL teams, as the Vegas Golden Knights are exempt from the draft. […]

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Seattle Kraken expansion draft protected lists, available players

The Seattle Kraken are joining the NHL for the 2021-22 season and will play in the Pacific Division. The front office and coaching staff have taken shape, and Climate Pledge Arena is on track to be ready, but the team needs players. The Kraken will select one player each from 30 NHL teams, as the […]

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Fantasy hockey: Way too early rankings for 2021-22

No, there’s no reason to suspect a further spiralling of the planet into some Lovecraftian horror. It’s the Seattle Kraken that will wrap their tentacles around players and pull them into the Northwest. The Vegas Golden Knights get to skip this expansion draft, being relatively new to the league themselves. But that also offers a […]

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