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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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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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Inside the making of ‘Hockeyland,’ bringing Minnesota high school hockey to the big screen

“It was brutal. I felt for them,” Haines said, adding that his crew eventually put their cameras down to console the players. “Coming into this, we didn’t want to depict these kids as gladiators or expose all the stupid stuff they might do as teenagers. We wanted to show them as real people. Turn them […]

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How to draft and build your fantasy hockey goalie roster

So in usual summary, ESPN’s ideal fantasy goalie plays/wins most games, while allowing few goals on a good number of shots. The odd shutout is a much appreciated bonus. If you manage to draft those top-tier characters to start and/or diligently make proper adjustments throughout the season, you should remain in contention until campaign’s end. […]

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New York Rangers name defenseman Jacob Trouba captain

Rangers president and general manager Chris Drury announced the selection in a news release Tuesday morning, and the team held a news conference with Drury, Trouba and coach Gerard Gallant at the team’s practice facility in Greenburgh, New York, in the afternoon. Trouba, a first-round selection by Winnipeg in the 2012 draft, was acquired from […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning ink Mikhail Sergachev, Anthony Cirelli, Erik Cernak

Tampa Bay took care of its own as NHL free agency opened on Wednesday. The Lightning signed defenseman Mikhail Sergachev to an eight-year, $68 million extension, forward Anthony Cirelli to an eight-year, $50 million contract and defenseman Erik Cernak to an eight-year, $41.6 million deal. All three players are entering the final year of their […]

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Star forward Johnny Gaudreau joins ‘thrilled’ Columbus Blue Jackets with seven-year deal

The Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday agreed to terms with star forward Johnny Gaudreau on a seven-year contract, the team announced, landing NHL free agency’s biggest name in a stunning move. Gaudreau’s deal with the Blue Jackets is for $68.25 million, carrying an average annual value of $9.75 million against the NHL salary cap. The […]

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2022 NHL free agency: Winners and losers of Day 1, plus the best remaining players

The opening hours of NHL free agency did not bring us an answer as to where Nazem Kadri and John Klingberg would be skating in 2022-23, but there was no shortage of money being doled out elsewhere. Plus, we were treated to some blockbuster trades, as the Carolina Hurricanes added Brent Burns and Max Pacioretty […]

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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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2022 NHL draft: Answering the biggest questions entering the first round

The 2022 NHL draft, to be held at Montreal’s Bell Centre, is scheduled to begin Thursday night at 7 ET (ESPN), with plenty of intrigue from the very top down. While Shane Wright of the Ontario Hockey League has been considered the most likely player to be taken by the Canadiens at No. 1, that […]

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