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Weekend fantasy hockey tips: NHL picks, matchups, more

Elsewhere, without Evander Kane for the foreseeable future, Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers will seek redemption against the Florida Panthers after falling 7-2 to the Hurricanes on Thursday. All eyes will be on whether Spencer Knight earns his third consecutive start after winning two straight, including a shutout. Claude Giroux’s Ottawa Senators will attempt […]

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Fantasy hockey: Defensemen updates and pickups

Choose your league size, customize the scoring and set the rules you want to follow in order to create the fantasy hockey league you want to play in. Create your custom league for free! So unless your blue line consists of Dahlin, Karlsson, Makar, Montour and/or others of that ilk, here’s a round-up of some […]

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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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NHL season preview: Power rankings, best- and worst-case scenarios and bold predictions

The 2021-22 NHL season is being called a return to normalcy. Last season was an unprecedented one for the NHL due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Four geographically realigned divisions, including one solely comprising Canadian teams; teams playing only opponents within those divisions; and a new playoff format that eschewed wild-card teams. But it ended just […]

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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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New Jersey Devils acquire John Marino, ‘a competitive, highly mobile defenseman,’ through trade

On Saturday, he cashed in on that quest, dealing a 2023 third-round draft choice along with Ty Smith to the Pittsburgh Penguins for John Marino. Marino, 25, can play on the right side for New Jersey — a clear position of need for a club that failed to make the playoffs last season — and […]

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Fantasy hockey: Way too early 2022-23 rankings

To get the ball rolling on discussions for the fall, we present the way-too-early top 300 fantasy rankings. Connor McDavid, C, Edmonton Oilers Auston Matthews, C, Toronto Maple Leafs Leon Draisaitl, W, Edmonton Oilers Igor Shesterkin, G, New York Rangers Nikita Kucherov, W, Tampa Bay Lightning Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, Tampa Bay Lightning Kirill Kaprizov, W, […]

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Canada, United States reach semifinals at hockey world championships

In another quarterfinal matchup, Ben Meyers scored twice, Adam Gaudette added a goal and Jeremy Swayman made 33 saves as the United States topped Switzerland 3-0. Canada will face the Czech Republic on Saturday in the semifinals, while the U.S. will play Finland. The Czech Republic beat Germany 4-1 on Thursday, while Finland beat Slovakia […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Championship week best pickups

If the Toronto Maple Leafs pull away from the Tampa Bay Lightning a little more over the next couple of games, they might be in a position to rest toward the end of the season. The Calgary Flames might be in a position soon where their seeding won’t change, but they still might need to […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: The returns and debuts most important to their teams

Thankfully, however, most of the races are being kept tight enough that teams won’t be able to consider resting players for at least a couple of weeks. Even though the teams in the postseason in the Eastern Conference are all but officially settled, there is enough jostling for seeding left that teams likely won’t be […]

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