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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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St. Louis Blues sign forward Jordan Kyrou to 8-year, $65 million contract extension

General manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Tuesday, two months to the day since the Blues extended forward Robert Thomas for the identical contract terms. Each player counts $8.125 million against the salary cap from the start of the deal in 2023 through 2031. Kyrou set career highs with 27 goals, 48 assists and 75 […]

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Los Angeles Rams’ Cam Akers says conversation with Sean McVay about urgency happened in camp, didn’t anticipate limited role in Week 1

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Rams running back Cam Akers said Wednesday he didn’t expect to have such a limited role during Los Angeles’ 31-10 season-opening loss to the Buffalo Bills last Thursday night. Rams coach Sean McVay, also speaking to reporters Wednesday, said he’d had a conversation with Akers about needing to play with more […]

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How to draft and build your fantasy hockey goalie roster

So in usual summary, ESPN’s ideal fantasy goalie plays/wins most games, while allowing few goals on a good number of shots. The odd shutout is a much appreciated bonus. If you manage to draft those top-tier characters to start and/or diligently make proper adjustments throughout the season, you should remain in contention until campaign’s end. […]

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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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2022 NHL draft – Fantasy hockey wrap-up and reaction

Once again, we expect most draftees to blossom in seasons beyond 2022-23 – especially following recent limited opportunities to play through the COVID-19 pandemic. Most, but not all. And even in re-draft or limited keeper leagues, it’s never too early to look ahead, or remain prepared in case some promising player makes an unexpectedly premature […]

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Detroit Red Wings trade for St. Louis Blues regular-season-star goalie Ville Husso

MONTREAL — The Detroit Red Wings have acquired St. Louis Blues goalie Ville Husso, who was a pending unrestricted free agent. Detroit sent a third-round pick, the 73rd overall pick in the 2022 NHL draft, to the Blues for Husso. Husso has agreed to a three-year contract with Detroit worth $4.75 million against the salary […]

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2022 Stanley Cup Final: Can the Avs clinch on home ice? Previewing what could be a deciding Game 5

The 2022 Stanley Cup Final could be decided Friday night in Denver, with the Colorado Avalanche holding a 3-1 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Who needs to step up for the Lightning to force the series back to Tampa? Who is the Conn Smythe favorite? Will the Avs lift the Cup at home? We […]

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