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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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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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NHL Playoffs Daily 2021: Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers face elimination

Farewell to the Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues, two recent Stanley Cup champions who were eliminated Sunday. Three more teams — the Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild and, quite shockingly, the Edmonton Oilers — could join them after Monday night’s action. Check out the ESPN NHL Playoffs Daily to catch up every day of the […]

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Blackhawks stun Oilers in four games to advance to playoffs

No. 12-seeded Chicago eliminated the No. 5-seeded Oilers with a 3-2 victory in Game 4 of their five-game series, played in an empty arena in the NHL’s Edmonton “hub.” The Blackhawks would not have been in the postseason were it not for the NHL’s decision to expand the postseason field to 24 teams, after pausing […]

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How the NHL trade deadline altered the playoff landscape

The NHL trade deadline came and went, and we were treated to a flurry of moves of varying degrees of importance to the playoff races. For the most part, it was a pretty sensible deadline, in that the teams currently contending for playoff spots were the ones that generally added to their rosters at the […]

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Oilers’ Zack Kassian suspended 7 games for kicking opponent

Kassian is a repeat offender, having been suspended two games on Jan. 13 after a one-sided fight with Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk. Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and based on his average annual salary, Kassian will forfeit $166,463.43. This is Kassian’s fourth suspension in a 518-game career. The Oilers forward was […]

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The cases for, against every top NHL MVP candidate

In the eyes of many, you need to be on a good team. But the team can’t be too good, or you risk being docked points for receiving too much help. Nikita Kucherov bucked that trend with his preposterous 128-point 2018-19 season, but it certainly played a role in the 2017-18 race, when Taylor Hall […]

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