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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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NHL teams with holes remaining after the first wave of free agency

Well, some teams are. Others have been weirdly silent, unwilling to make moves to clear cap space, or simply aren’t doing much when more is required. There are also teams that fall in the middle, such as the Toronto Maple Leafs. They’ve made trades and signed players, but are they truly better off? The Leafs […]

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2022 NHL free agency: Winners and losers of Day 1, plus the best remaining players

The opening hours of NHL free agency did not bring us an answer as to where Nazem Kadri and John Klingberg would be skating in 2022-23, but there was no shortage of money being doled out elsewhere. Plus, we were treated to some blockbuster trades, as the Carolina Hurricanes added Brent Burns and Max Pacioretty […]

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Hockey Hall of Fame icon Scotty Bowman leaves executive post with Chicago Blackhawks after ‘a pretty uncomfortable year’

Bowman announced Tuesday he no longer works for the organization as of July 1, saying he decided it was time to move on after 14 years as the Blackhawks’ senior hockey operations adviser. Bowman’s son Stan stepped down as general manager in October after an independent investigation into the team’s mishandling of sexual assault allegations […]

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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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Chicago Blackhawks flip Kirby Dach to Montreal Canadiens in 2022 NHL draft night stunner

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens acquired 21-year-old Chicago Blackhawks center Kirby Dach in an NHL draft night shocker, earning a loud reaction from the home fans inside Bell Centre on Thursday night. The transaction was the result of two trades. Montreal sent defenseman Alexander Romanov and the 98th overall pick to the New York Islanders […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: identifying potential risers

In that vein, here’s a look at some high FPP60 performers currently averaging fewer than 16 minutes per game. Anthony Duclair, W, Florida Panthers (15:26 average ice time, 8.00 FPP60): To set the tone, we’ll start with someone you probably can’t get your mitts on in your league. Duclair’s production is not a secret, playing […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Boudreau to Vancouver fantasy impact

Not all coaching changes are created equal. When Andrew Brunette took over the Florida Panthers, for example, he has stepping in to take the reins of an already-successful team and wasn’t going to tinker much. We had Mike Yeo step in as new coach of the Philadelphia Flyers this week, but he doesn’t have a […]

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Fantasy hockey forecaster: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for free! With that in mind, who is getting it done chiefly at even strength? And is there a chance they can start adding more on the advantage? Kyle Connor, W, Winnipeg Jets (17 of 22 points at even strength): […]

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