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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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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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Detroit Red Wings trade for St. Louis Blues regular-season-star goalie Ville Husso

MONTREAL — The Detroit Red Wings have acquired St. Louis Blues goalie Ville Husso, who was a pending unrestricted free agent. Detroit sent a third-round pick, the 73rd overall pick in the 2022 NHL draft, to the Blues for Husso. Husso has agreed to a three-year contract with Detroit worth $4.75 million against the salary […]

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Fantasy hockey goalies: Don’t drop Fleury or Grubauer yet!

Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for free! It’s a lot for any fantasy manager to process, particularly in the goaltending department. With some top stars struggling, should we panic, push pause, or pack some patience? Is hooking up with an overachieving underdog a hysterical overreaction […]

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Fantasy hockey impact from 2021 NHL free agency

For a more comprehensive tour of free-agent signings and other transactions, check out ESPN’s full coverage here. And stay tuned for more in-depth fantasy content in the coming weeks. Philipp Grubauer, G, Seattle Kraken: Move over Chris Driedger, the Kraken have settled on another No. 1 netminder altogether. After backstopping the Avalanche to the second […]

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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: Forecaster for the week of March 22-28

Power-play fantasy points (PPFP) are the power-play goals, power-play assists and shots taken on the power play added together to find out how many fantasy points a player has strictly related to the man advantage. Of course, because there is a 0.5 point bonus for special teams points in the standard ESPN scoring, the goals […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings Week 8 update: Ten goalie situations to monitor

I also want to take stock of the position through analyzing fantasy points per 60 (FPP60) and crease share to date, while looking forward and projecting those stats. But I’m also shortening the bench for a distilled look at the stats. Here’s a quick rundown on how some key fantasy goaltenders have performed since Feb. […]

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Are Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings ready to turn the corner?

Dylan Larkin has a hard time sugar-coating it — last season sucked for him and the Detroit Red Wings. It’s tough to finish with a minus-122 goal differential and 23 fewer points than any other team. Larkin called it “embarrassing” to be on the first Red Wings team to finish dead last in the standings […]

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