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Fantasy hockey trade watch: Whose fantasy points are more sustainable?

The biggest obvious one here is primary assists versus secondary assists. Sure, plenty of secondary assists are justifiable points as part of a skilled play on the ice. But you know and I know that not all of them are. More than a handful of secondary assists handed out on score sheets are happenstance — […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: What’s behind Mikhail Sergachev’s rise?

Since the change, the Bolts advantage has gone six-for-19 on the advantage (31.6%). On the surface and certainly by the statistics, Sergachev is beating Hedman when it comes to fantasy value. But don’t be so hasty now. Sergachev deserves to push up these rankings. His offense off the power play has leveled up, with 10 […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Power play roles to watch

Brandon Montour (up one spot to No. 158) has been dazzling on the point for the Panthers for the past few weeks, sitting sixth in fantasy points among defensemen. Hampus Lindholm (up eight spots to No. 189) has been nearly as good for the Boston Bruins and sits 11th among defenders. So why are they […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: How to plan for injuries and returns

Brad Marchand, at this time last week, was listed to miss another 16 games, returning after the month of November was done. Late Wednesday, his timetable became “before Thanksgiving.” Then, on Thursday, he laced up and scored two goals and one assist in 18 minutes of surprise action. The Bruins gave Marchand the night off […]

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‘Everyone understands what our goal is’: Can Knights return to contention?

Missing the playoffs for the first time in franchise history last year has led to questions that had never really been asked about the team before. Then again, this is just the sixth season in franchise history, and the Golden Knights actually finished the 2021-22 campaign well above .500 while also posting the second-most victories […]

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Ravens’ Mark Andrews, Rashod Bateman, Bucs’ Shaq Barrett exit TNF

TAMPA, Fla. — Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews and wide receiver Rashod Bateman were both injured and ruled out for the rest of Thursday night’s 27-22 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, leaving quarterback Lamar Jackson without his top two targets for the second half. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the injuries were […]

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2022-23 NHL Rank: Top 100 player predictions across teams

The top 100 NHL players for the 2022-23 season are difficult to rank, given the incredible depth of talent at almost every position. To create our annual ranking of the NHL’s top 100 players, we asked an ESPN panel of more than 50 hockey experts to rate players based on how good they will be […]

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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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Defensemen preview: How early to draft Cale Makar, Brent Burns and others

A whopping 23 defensemen earned more than 2.0 fantasy points per game in ESPN’s standard league this past season, up from only a dozen the previous campaign. Another 33 between 1.8 and 2.0 … But then consider that 14 blueliners finished in ESPN’s Top-50 in total fantasy points, another 14 in the next 50. By […]

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2022-23 ESPN Fantasy Hockey rankings

While many line combinations and goalie splits around the NHL landscape are still to be decided, next season’s top picks won’t look that different from the last. Want Hart Trophy winner Auston Matthews or Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin? Well, you’re going need a top pick or pay up in a salary cap draft. So […]

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