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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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New Jersey Devils, goalie Vitek Vanecek agree to 3-year, $10.2M deal

Now they’re paying him in line with those expectations. Vanecek and the team agreed to terms Tuesday on a $10.2 million, three-year contract that counts $3.4 million against the salary cap through 2025. After avoiding arbitration, he will make $3.55 million next season, slightly less than incumbent starter Mackenzie Blackwood, who is going into the […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the stat of the season for every team

For this week’s Power Rankings, we identified a stat for every team that best exemplified their performance, from recent trends to season-long strengths or weaknesses. How we rank: A panel of ESPN hockey commentators, analysts, reporters and editors rates teams against one another — taking into account game results, injuries and upcoming schedule — and […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the biggest decision for every team

For this week’s Power Rankings, we identify the big decision on tap (either in the coming weeks or this summer) for all 32 teams. How we rank: A panel of ESPN hockey commentators, analysts, reporters and editors rates teams against one another — taking into account game results, injuries and upcoming schedule — and those […]

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Fantasy hockey forecaster: March 14 to March 20

It’s not as if the trade deadline tends to see a major swing in the goaltender outlook. Any team that truly wanted a No. 1 goalie in the market wouldn’t wait until an arbitrary date to make something happen – they’d act immediately. But, as is always the case, some fantasy managers are being forced […]

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NHL COVID fill-ins reach lifelong goals in trying circumstances

Where will we be when that life-changing, career-shifting moment happens? How will it feel to know a dream is about to come true? Karl Taylor was somewhere in Iowa, boarding a bus for a six-hour ride to Milwaukee. Cole Schwindt was pulled aside by his coach after playing back-to-back American Hockey League games. Andy Zilch […]

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Short-handed New Jersey Devils, mired in skid, add goaltender Jon Gillies, 27, from St. Louis Blues

In announcing the deal Wednesday, Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald said Gillies will report to New Jersey. The 27-year-old appeared in one game for the Blues this season. He has played in 13 games over four seasons with St. Louis and Calgary. The Devils are short-handed in net with backup Jonathan Bernier on injured reserve. […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Six skaters who carry their team’s fantasy scoring

I shouldn’t flippantly say they’re not embracing it though. Dobson, for what it’s worth, is now earning the ice time deserved by his play this season — but it took a while for that to come around, including a visit to the press box at one point. But he looks secure now as the offensive […]

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Fantasy hockey impact of NHL coaching changes: Be patient with the Flyers

Unfortunately, Mike Yeo’s Flyers team looks all too similar to Alain Vigneault’s underperforming version. Particularly in Yeo’s second round behind the bench as top boss. Wednesday’s night 3-0 loss to the Devils – a team battling to consistently secure their own W’s – provided no indication that Philly is about to immediately turn matters around. […]

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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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