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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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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 waiver watch: Grzelcyk, Tarasenko due back soon

Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, St. Louis Blues (76.5%): Stretching the definition of lesser-rostered here, but it’s worth mentioning that Tarasenko is loosely expected to return to action during the club’s current road trip. According to St. Louis coach Craig Berube, the power forward can’t wait. Shelved since undergoing shoulder surgery (again) in September, Tarasenko recently participated […]

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Anaheim Ducks recall top prospect Trevor Zegras, setting stage for his NHL debut

The Ducks made the move Sunday. They play at Arizona on Monday night, although Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins didn’t confirm Zegras will play immediately. Zegras had four goals and five assists in eight games for San Diego, getting off to a blazing start with his first professional team. A few weeks before joining the Gulls, […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings Week 4 update: Right time to drop slumping starters?

We have a larger-than-usual batch of new faces to the rankings this week, with 22 players shuffled in and 22 shuffled out. Why? With close to a quarter of the season on the books, it feels like a good chance to do some “spring cleaning” of the ranks. There are more than a few dust […]

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The California NHL trio’s less-than-golden moment

This has never happened before in the NHL. The NHL has never had a season where all three California-based teams finished in the bottom three spots of the Western Conference. It almost happened before. In 1995-96, the Kings (12th) and Sharks (13th) were at the bottom of the conference, but the Ducks were ninth. The […]

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Fantasy hockey – Forecaster for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 5

And the Columbus Blue Jackets went into the brief holiday break making hay with a roster full of injuries. Among forwards hurting who are arguably top-six forwards for the team when healthy are Josh Anderson, Cam Atkinson, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Sonny Milano and Emil Bemstrom. They aren’t all locks for a scoring line, but would be […]

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