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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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2022 NHL draft live updates: Pick tracker, analysis for all 32 teams

The 2022 NHL draft is finally here! From the first round all the way to pick No. 225, this page will be your home for tracking every selection, including notes on team fit for the 32 players taken in the first round from Kristen Shilton and Greg Wyshynski. The first night of the draft got […]

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Colorado Avalanche rally again, seal sweep to secure first berth in Stanley Cup Final since 2001

EDMONTON, Alberta — The Colorado Avalanche swept Edmonton from the Western Conference finals in Game 4 on Monday, topping the Oilers 6-5 in overtime to win the best-of-seven series 4-0. Colorado advances now to the Stanley Cup Final, where it will face the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and […]

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How Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames fans are bringing the action outside the arenas

Thousands of them gather in droves before each game all around Rogers Place. Every side street is filled to the brim. There’s a formal — and free — tailgate party set up across from the arena, boasting live music, a massive screen on which to watch the game and a line to get in snaking […]

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Fantasy hockey forecaster: Dec. 6 to Dec. 12

This is about low rostership and relative production from blueliners that aren’t always top of mind for NHL coverage. But the stats say they are putting in the work and deserving of a role on your fantasy team. Zach Whitecloud, D, Vegas Golden Knights: It’s only 10 games, which is the absolute minimum I include […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Seven players who drive their team’s scoring

But beyond the obvious names, there are a few less obvious ones sprinkled among the players who are the biggest contributors to their team’s scoring. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, Arizona Coyotes (point on 52.2 percent of team’s goals, second in NHL): While he’s close to Draisaitl in percentage, it is a little less impressive since the […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Should you drop these seven players?

In the spirit of potentially finding some room on your roster, let’s cull the list of players to those with at least 12 minutes of ice time per game and six games played, then look at which players are rostered in at least 20 percent of ESPN leagues and doing nothing for you. Fun. Free. […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: Why you should be optimistic about Carter Hart

How individual goalies perform against the high-danger chances tends to fluctuate from season to season, but one thing we can look at with a smaller sample size is how many of these high-danger shots they are being subjected to. Fun. Free. Easy. Create or join a league and play ESPN Fantasy Hockey! Sign up for […]

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Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of Nov. 1 to Nov. 7

Maybe a little. At the very least, we can get a few more takeaways in looking at how players are producing. With at least 50 minutes of ice time so far this season, the leader in fantasy points per 60 minutes (FPP60) is … drum roll … Connor McDavid. So, no surprises at the top […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings: The Erik Karlsson renaissance

The easier part of the equation is definitely identifying early movers and shakers whom you would like to add to your roster. But there are more early successes than there are obvious failures. Five or six games is not enough to cut bait on a potentially elite player. The trick is working the fringes. While […]

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