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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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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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Pittsburgh Penguins back in playoffs for 16th straight season

It’s still certainly a yearly expectation for an organization that prides itself on trying to win the Stanley Cup each season. Jake Guentzel scored twice, Sidney Crosby also had a goal and the Penguins earned a playoff berth for the 16th straight season with a 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. […]

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Evgeni Malkin, ‘a generational talent,’ scores three goals, leads Pittsburgh Penguins to 11-2 romp

PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan has spent the last five months praising his team’s resilience, so the longtime Pittsburgh Penguins coach expected a “spirited” response after watching his club get pushed around by the New York Rangers on Friday night. What Sullivan got Sunday against Detroit wasn’t resilience so much as dominance — the kind that […]

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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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How the Pittsburgh Penguins have overcome another season of the NHL’s worst injury luck

“As you can imagine, from the outside, our dressing room could appear to be an intimidating dressing room to walk into, given the star power we have and the legacy these guys have built,” coach Mike Sullivan said. “But it’s just the opposite, and I think Sid is the guy who breaks that barrier down. […]

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Marc-Andre Fleury’s 2021 renaissance has occurred in the wake of a personal loss

Translated from French: “Keep your eye on it. You practice as you play. Have fun.” The quote is signed “Pa,” which is what Fleury called his father, André. “He’s been telling me that since I was a kid,” Fleury says. “Even in my adult life, he was telling me that before the game.” This season, […]

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Fantasy hockey midseason awards: Pavelski, Fleury, Vasilevskiy among top players

Sean Allen, ESPN fantasy hockey writer: I’m looking at three pieces of criteria for this award: a very low average draft position (ADP), significant fantasy points per game, and a script that would have allowed fantasy players to take advantage of the production. Joe Pavelski answers the bell here. While Vincent Trocheck, Ondrej Palat and […]

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NHL Awards Watch: Likely finalists, hipster picks, unfair snubs

While there was some brief confusion about where statistics from the qualification round would end up, they’re now playoff stats and the regular-season numbers are set in stone. Hence, we got the news that the stat-based regular-season awards for 2019-20 have been decided, with Leon Draisaitl taking home the Art Ross Trophy for most points, […]

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