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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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Nazem Kadri agrees to 7-year deal with Calgary Flames

Nazem Kadri has agreed to a contract with the Calgary Flames, it was announced on Thursday, as the free agent center ends weeks of speculation about his next NHL destination. The contract is for seven years and has an average annual value of $7 million, the Flames said. To make salary-cap space for Kadri, the […]

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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price could miss season with knee injury, GM Kent Hughes says

Speaking Thursday after acquiring forward Sean Monahan from Calgary, Hughes said it was unlikely that Price would be able to return without first undergoing surgery, and that rehab alone likely wouldn’t be enough. After helping the Canadiens reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2021, the 35-year-old Price suffered numerous setbacks in returning to the game. […]

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The nine critical decisions that made the Colorado Avalanche a juggernaut

He was Colorado’s captain when the franchise last won a Stanley Cup, in 2001. Now, 21 years later, Sakic is the architect behind the Avalanche’s return to a Final, this one opening Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning (8 ET, ABC and ESPN+). Sakic took the reins as Colorado’s executive vice president of hockey operations […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the players under the most pressure for every team

The NHL has turned the page to this final month of the regular season. As it goes, we’ll be watching how one player from each club handles the weight of a little added expectation — good, bad or (maybe) ugly. How we rank: A panel of ESPN hockey commentators, analysts, reporters and editors rates teams […]

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Fantasy hockey stock watch: Ten players to move on from

For fun, I’ve also included the Goals Saved Above Average and Goals Saved Above Expected measurements, as provided by Evolving Hockey, for those who qualify on this goalie-heavy list. Connor Hellebuyck, G, Winnipeg Jets (Rostered in 99.0%): Outrageous, right? Who would possibly suggest parting ways with one of the best in the biz, the Vezina […]

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Fantasy hockey forecaster: March 7 to March 13

Anthony Mantha, W, Washington Capitals: I think the situation is just right for Mantha to have a nice fantasy run for the rest of this season. The Caps need the boost and he showed enough in his limited time with the Capitals last season that there is some reason to believe. In his 14 games […]

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Fantasy hockey forecaster: Feb. 20 to Feb. 27

Montreal Canadiens new coach: Not to put too fine a point on it, but a Martin St. Louis-coached Cole Caufield looks like a fantasy asset. Caufield has four goals in four games under his new coach, not the least of which were the tying goal and the overtime winner on Thursday to clinch St. Louis’ […]

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Tyler Toffoli scores in Calgary debut as Flames beat Columbus Blue Jackets for season-high 7th straight win

CALGARY, Alberta — Tyler Toffoli had a stirring debut with the Calgary Flames. Toffoli, acquired from Montreal a day earlier, scored, and the Flames won their season-high seventh straight game, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 on Tuesday night. “Obviously, coming to a really good team playing really good hockey right now, I was excited,” […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings update: Top pickups for the week ahead

Evgenii Dadonov, W, Vegas Golden Knights: So this is how the Knights get Jack Eichel under the salary cap. Mark Stone is going the Nikita Kucherov route and going on long-term injury reserve to clear the space for Eichel’s Vegas debut Wednesday. If Stone has to be sacrificed to the long-term injured reserve for Eichel […]

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