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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 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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Fantasy hockey rankings: Should you drop these seven players?

In the spirit of potentially finding some room on your roster, let’s cull the list of players to those with at least 12 minutes of ice time per game and six games played, then look at which players are rostered in at least 20 percent of ESPN leagues and doing nothing for you. Fun. Free. […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Why you should be optimistic about Carter Hart

How individual goalies perform against the high-danger chances tends to fluctuate from season to season, but one thing we can look at with a smaller sample size is how many of these high-danger shots they are being subjected to. Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: The Erik Karlsson renaissance

The easier part of the equation is definitely identifying early movers and shakers whom you would like to add to your roster. But there are more early successes than there are obvious failures. Five or six games is not enough to cut bait on a potentially elite player. The trick is working the fringes. While […]

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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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Top 300 ESPN fantasy hockey draft 2021-22 rankings

We weren’t kidding about that, by the way, as the 2021-22 NHL season features the debut of the NHL’s 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken. Whether you’re a seasoned drafting pro, putting together a league with your buddies, or trying it out for the first time, you can find our fantasy hockey draft rankings below. These […]

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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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Fantasy hockey rankings Week 13 update: Is it time to drop Logan Couture or Tyler Toffoli?

Default head-to-head leagues are into the second week of the playoffs, with the championship all that remains after this week. Points and rotisserie leagues don’t have to sweat the nuances of that schedule, but the pressure created by minimal games really puts a strain on the value. While season-long success can still inform decision-making, the […]

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