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Fantasy hockey rankings: What’s behind Mikhail Sergachev’s rise?

Since the change, the Bolts advantage has gone six-for-19 on the advantage (31.6%). On the surface and certainly by the statistics, Sergachev is beating Hedman when it comes to fantasy value. But don’t be so hasty now. Sergachev deserves to push up these rankings. His offense off the power play has leveled up, with 10 […]

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Weekend fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

Eight of the 15 games scheduled comprise of inter-conference tilts, highlighted by ex-Colorado Avalanche Darcy Kuemper‘s projected encounter with his former Stanley Cup-winning teammates in his new Washington Capitals home. Plus, two enduring quality goalies, who are enjoying more success of late, are forecast to meet when Andrei Vasilevskiy travels to stare down Juuse Saros […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, each team’s MVP so far

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 results are tabulated to produce the list featured here. Note: Previous ranking for each team refers to the previous edition, published Nov. 11. Points […]

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The fantasy hockey “rookies” you need to know about

These are fantasy rookies. For our purposes, it doesn’t matter how many games the player has under their belt or how old they are. For fantasy rookies, we are looking at players who are relevant to the fantasy game for the first time. This is also a chance to dig a little deeper than the […]

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Tuesday fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

The surging Toronto Maple Leafs are also endeavouring to serve their best chilled dish of vengeance in squaring up their season series with the visiting Vegas Golden Knights after dropping the first 3-1. That tilt might end up a slightly less productive affair if both Erik Kallgren and Logan Thompson are at their best. The […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Power play roles to watch

Brandon Montour (up one spot to No. 158) has been dazzling on the point for the Panthers for the past few weeks, sitting sixth in fantasy points among defensemen. Hampus Lindholm (up eight spots to No. 189) has been nearly as good for the Boston Bruins and sits 11th among defenders. So why are they […]

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Weekend fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

However, the most intriguing match-up of all is one of the most contentious through a fantasy lens. On paper, the 10-1-0 Bruins should have little issue in beating a Maple Leafs club that has yet to perform to potential. But the teams are playing at Scotiabank Arena and oddsmakers have Toronto as the early, slim […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: How to plan for injuries and returns

Brad Marchand, at this time last week, was listed to miss another 16 games, returning after the month of November was done. Late Wednesday, his timetable became “before Thanksgiving.” Then, on Thursday, he laced up and scored two goals and one assist in 18 minutes of surprise action. The Bruins gave Marchand the night off […]

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