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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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2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: X factors, predictions for Bruins-Hurricanes, Lightning-Maple Leafs, Kings-Oilers

While the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs has included a few too many blowouts for our liking, it has also provided five Game 7s, the ultimate “tension convention.” According to ESPN Stats & Information, Saturday will be the first time since Apr. 30, 2014, that there will be three Game 7s played […]

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Michael Bunting, Moritz Seider, Trevor Zegras named 2021-22 Calder Trophy finalists

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association vote on the Calder. Winners of all NHL awards will be revealed during the conference finals and Stanley Cup Final at dates to be announced. Toronto’s Bunting is the oldest rookie of the year candidate at age 26. He was drafted in the fourth round, 117th overall, by […]

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How the Calgary Flames’ top line continues to ignite their offensive engine

But — funny story — they were just a backup plan. If it weren’t for a plethora of preseason injuries, Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm and Matthew Tkachuk wouldn’t have started as the Flames’ first line. The entire complexion of Calgary’s offense — heck, of the Flames’ whole season — might have unfolded differently. And what […]

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Takeaways from Stanley Cup playoffs Game 1s, and what it means for the rest of the first round

The 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs are off to a wild start, including a triple-overtime thriller, two fights in one game, multiple upsets … and also multiple blowouts. After seeing the postseason version of all 16 playoff teams once, what are the key takeaways? And how does it all help us predict what will happen in […]

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The lapsed fan’s guide to the 2022 NHL playoffs: Top storylines, Stanley Cup favorites, key players

As a service to fans who have a general interest in the National Hockey League but have no idea what’s happened since the Tampa Bay Lightning raised the Cup for the second straight postseason, we’re happy to provide this FAQ as a guide to the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. And for you die-hard puckheads, here […]

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2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: Breaking down all 16 teams in the NHL postseason

The matchups and storylines are set as the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs get underway this week, with the last team standing hoisting the cherished chalice sometime in late June. Will that be the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are looking to become the first team to win the Cup in three consecutive seasons since the New […]

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Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs prepared for extreme wind, cold ahead of Heritage Classic in Hamilton, Ontario

“Cold.” The other thing Granato noticed? “The wind.” Those are the challenges Toronto and Buffalo are preparing to face when the puck drops at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. The weather is expected to be much like it was on Saturday — temperatures around 10 degrees, wind gusts approaching […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings update: Underrated defenseman picks

In an attempt to illustrate this, let’s look at fantasy points in the league since Jan. 1. Kris Letang leads all NHLers with 71.4 fantasy points since Jan. 1, so that is our pinnacle for production. What we are looking at here is production of fantasy points by other players in only the hit and […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus reasons for optimism for every team

Welcome to the second half of this 2021-22 NHL season, where hope springs eternal for all 32 teams. That’s right. Every franchise has at least one Reason For Optimism (RFO), and we’re here to highlight it alongside this week’s power rankings. From top performers to comeback stories to future considerations, there’s bound to be something […]

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