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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 dynasty ranks: What will the NHL look like in 2027

Well, we know their age. We also know what kind of production they have put up in the past. But beyond those two criteria, we don’t really know a whole lot. We can certainly guess a lot. In January 2018, ESPN asked me to do the first one of these dynasty rankings. While I didn’t […]

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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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Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 24 to Jan. 30

Matt Boldy, W, Minnesota Wild: It’s been a particularly successful first four games for Boldy. He almost looks like the missing piece to the Wild’s offensive lineup. Slotting in with Kevin Fiala and Frederick Gaudreau at even strength, and even getting some power-play time with the first unit, he has four points in four games, […]

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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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Fantasy hockey dynasty rankings: The best players of 2026

As a reminder, these rankings stem from a spreadsheet that attempts to project the future fantasy production of all relevant players, including many that haven’t laced up skates in the NHL ever. The ranking is simply the product of adding up all the projected fantasy scoring by each player over the next five seasons. Players […]

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Fantasy hockey impact from 2021 NHL free agency

For a more comprehensive tour of free-agent signings and other transactions, check out ESPN’s full coverage here. And stay tuned for more in-depth fantasy content in the coming weeks. Philipp Grubauer, G, Seattle Kraken: Move over Chris Driedger, the Kraken have settled on another No. 1 netminder altogether. After backstopping the Avalanche to the second […]

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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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Drew Doughty speaks out on Los Angeles Kings’ disappointing stretch run

“As a team, we need to be better and get better,” Doughty said. “That’s not just on the players.” Going a step further, Doughty said he wouldn’t be happy if the team decided to maintain the status quo and not make a big move before training camp started in September. Doughty is one of four […]

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Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of May 3 – 13

But, while the roster will lock on May 3, the week actually extends to Thursday of the following week, May 13. The season was originally supposed to end next week, but has been extended by more than a week to accommodate the many games postponed due to COVID protocols. ESPN.com extended the fantasy game to […]

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