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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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Jonathan Quick, ‘a really good goalie in this league for a long time,’ bounces back for Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 victory

Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick redeemed himself with his first postseason shutout since June 2014, leading the Kings to a 4-0 home-ice victory on Sunday night that tied their first-round series with the Edmonton Oilers at 2-2. Quick was pulled in Game 3 after giving up four goals on 17 shots. He responded with a […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the biggest decision for every team

For this week’s Power Rankings, we identify the big decision on tap (either in the coming weeks or this summer) for all 32 teams. How we rank: A panel of ESPN hockey commentators, analysts, reporters and editors rates teams against one another — taking into account game results, injuries and upcoming schedule — and those […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus way-too-early trade deadline appraisals

With more than a week since the 2021-22 NHL trade deadline, it’s given us a small taste of all the traded players suiting up for their new teams — for better or worse. For this week’s Power Rankings, we’ve added notes on how the players acquired this trade season have performed in this way-too-early timeframe. […]

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NHL trade deadline tracker: Latest updates on deals, rumors and grades for 2022

The NHL’s 2022 trade deadline has passed, with a flurry of moves to review. On Nov. 4, the Buffalo Sabres traded franchise center Jack Eichel to the Vegas Golden Knights for Peyton Krebs, Alex Tuch and a pair of draft picks. Then, on Feb. 14, the Calgary Flames landed scoring winger Tyler Toffoli from the […]

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Los Angeles Kings unsure whether Drew Doughty will be able to return this season

Doughty has missed the past six games after sustaining an upper-body injury against Boston on March 7. The two-time Stanley Cup winner and blue-line anchor leads Kings defensemen with seven goals and 24 assists in 39 games. “It’s a little early to say,” Blake said Monday. “I think we’ll exhaust every option possible. I mean, […]

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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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Andrew Mangiapane, Adam Henrique continue Canada’s resurgence, headline dominant win over Italy at world tournament

Team Canada coach Gerrard Gallant, after his team fell to 0-3 to open the tournament, vowed he’d stick with the plan, saying, “We’ve played good hockey so far. We just haven’t gotten the results.” And it appears the free-agent coach, who has already interviewed with the New York Rangers and should receive consideration for other […]

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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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NHL Power Rankings: Final preseason edition for the 2021 season

The 2021 NHL season is here! After awarding the Stanley Cup in September following a most unusual 2019-20 season, we’re back on the ice again. Four new divisions, 56-game schedules and, most importantly, 116 consecutive nights of NHL games, beginning Wednesday. For our first week of power rankings, we offer a reason for hope for […]

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