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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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Viewers guide to Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins on ABC, ESPN+

The ABC Saturday afternoon hockey schedule continues this week with a Metropolitan Division clash, as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals pay a visit to his old buddy Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, with coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET and simulcast on ESPN+. To help get you ready for the game, we’ve put […]

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Carolina Hurricanes center Jesperi Kotkaniemi injured, ‘definitely going to be out’ after penalized hit

With the game long decided, Kotkaniemi was hit by Capitals forward Lars Eller, and his uncertain status overshadowed a big win for a club chasing the Metropolitan Division title. “I don’t know the extent, but it’s not good,” coach Rod Brind’Amour said during a somber postgame news conference. “He’s injured. I don’t know how bad, […]

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Fantasy hockey: Updates on when Kane, Malkin and more will return to the ice

What comes next might interest fantasy managers with little to lose, either those already struggling to compete or looking to pad an extra-large roster in deeper leagues. Kane, 30, appears both intent on, and optimistic about, returning to NHL play. Like, soon. In preparing to join the AHL’s Barracuda, the scoring winger faced reporters and […]

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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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Alex Ovechkin says he wants to retire with the Washington Capitals, believes he’ll have a new deal soon

The Capitals’ captain, 35, will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, as his 13-year, $124 million contract is set to expire. For that contract, which was the NHL’s first nine-figure deal, Ovechkin’s mother, Tatyana, and father, Mikhail, were present for the final round of talks. Ovechkin is once again negotiating a new contract himself, […]

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NHL Playoffs Daily 2021: Game 3 showdown for Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins

We’ve had some remarkable — and tense — hockey so far in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and if Tuesday had a theme, it was stellar goaltending. Netminders in all three games stole the show. On Wednesday, Canadian teams get to join the party, as the North Division slate finally kicks off with Game 1 of […]

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Washington Capitals’ Tom Wilson eager to move on from New York Rangers incidents

ARLINGTON, Va. — Tom Wilson reached out to Artemi Panarin in the aftermath of the most talked-about incident in hockey this week and says he is ready to move on from his latest controversy. In his first interview since a scrum against the Rangers that left Panarin injured, led to a $5,000 fine and sparked […]

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New York Rangers, Washington Capitals square off with six fights in first period as Tom Wilson controversy carries over

The Rangers and Capitals combined for 72 penalty minutes in the first 4 minutes, 14 seconds of their game Wednesday night, their first meeting since Washington forward Tom Wilson injured New York star Artemi Panarin earlier this week in the same building. There were six separate fights to start the game at Madison Square Garden, […]

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