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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: Power play opportunities to watch

The leader for the past three seasons for shorthanded points is Brad Marchand with 17 of them. Sebastian Aho is next with 13, Patrice Bergeron has 12 and Mika Zibanejad has 11. That information doesn’t help you for fantasy. Not only are the bonus points relatively inconsequential for the league leaders, but you may also […]

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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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Fantasy hockey: Way too early rankings for 2021-22

No, there’s no reason to suspect a further spiralling of the planet into some Lovecraftian horror. It’s the Seattle Kraken that will wrap their tentacles around players and pull them into the Northwest. The Vegas Golden Knights get to skip this expansion draft, being relatively new to the league themselves. But that also offers a […]

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Top ten fantasy hockey trades you need to make to win now

Complete your bracket by selecting the winner in each of the games in the NCAA tournament from the Sweet 16 to the championship. Tournament Challenge Second Chance In any competitive fantasy forum, or real NHL life, I love a blockbuster one-for-one or multi-player trade as much as the next fan. But not every manager has […]

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Fantasy hockey: Top ten keepers to trade for

With an eye to next season, it’s also worth checking on the availability of lesser-rostered/injured players on the waiver wire. For example, Chicago’s Kirby Dach and Edmonton’s Oscar Klefbom could be available and worth securing in dynasty and deeper keeper leagues. Otherwise, trading for one of the following could also serve as tomorrow’s refreshing sip […]

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Fantasy hockey dynasty rankings: Connor McDavid still tops list of 250 keepers

With the switch to a points-based default game, and the redesign on the scoring settings, the opportunity presented itself to move to a points-based ranking system as we attempt to forecast how the next few years might play out. Join or create a league in the No. 1 Fantasy Hockey game, and play your way […]

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Fantasy hockey free-agency roundup: What you need to know

As of Monday morning, Mike Hoffman is the final top prize at forward, while Alex Pietrangelo is the biggest defenseman name still on the market. We also have Tyler Toffoli, Evgenii Dadonov, Mikael Granlund and Anthony Duclair available, and all will be fantasy-relevant to some extent depending on where they sign. While those are some […]

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NHL free agency 2020 preview: Team needs, trade targets, cap space, key dates

The word that typically defines free agency in the NHL is “uncertainty.” Players with expiring contracts enter a marketplace unsure of what their next deals will look like or where they’ll next call home. But in the 2020 free-agent frenzy, that uncertainty has reached previously unseen levels for players and teams. There’s a flat salary […]

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What will the next NHL bubbles look like? Lessons learned from the 2020 postseason

Cooper looked to his right and gave his eyes a roll. He took a deep sigh through a smile, which was an appropriate physical reaction to that query. “To be honest, there’s a lot of good. It’s been an experience. And for the most part, it’s been a really cool experience. I look back at […]

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