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10:21 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Carolina Hurricanes have been a perennial preseason sleeper team, but after nine-straight years of missing the playoffs, they want to be Cinderella at the end of the season — and not have midnight strike in early spring. Enter new coach Rod Brind’Amour, the man tasked with bringing them there.
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Sep 28, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN With the 2018-19 season fast approaching, we’re running snapshots of all 31 NHL teams, including point total projections, positional previews, best- and worst-case scenarios and more. After a flurry of offseason moves, the St. Louis Blues have become a trendy pick to make some noise in 2018-19. How they finished
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The Washington Capitals don’t appear to have a Stanley Cup hangover, as they rolled over the Boston Bruins in a 7-0 win on opening night. But, not every game will be that easy, so we have some burning questions for our panel of puckheads: Will the Capitals repeat as Stanley Cup champions? Greg Wyshynski, senior
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Oct 3, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL is a mysterious place. Look no further than the Stanley Cup Final last season, which featured one team that previously couldn’t get past the second round winning the Cup over another team that didn’t exist before that season. If you successfully wagered a year ago on the Washington
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5:17 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was suspended 20 games for a hit to the head on St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced after an in-person hearing on Wednesday. Wilson is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and,
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Our NHL writers, analysts and editors weigh in with their predictions for the 2018-19 season, including division winners, Stanley Cup Final matchup, Cup winner and preseason picks for the major awards. Division, Stanley Cup Picks Awards Picks ESPN experts panel: Sean Allen, NHL fantasy columnist; Ben Arledge, associate editor; John Buccigross, SportsCenter anchor; Sachin Chandan,
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NEW YORK — The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the Board of Governors’ executive committee recommended proceeding with Seattle’s expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league’s 32nd franchise in December. The recommendation came a few hours after key stakeholders presented their
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Forward Scott Hartnell has announced his retirement after playing 17 NHL seasons. Hartnell posted news of his retirement to Twitter on Monday, just a few days before the regular season begins. The 36-year-old Hartnell was unsigned after spending last season in Nashville. Known for his feisty attitude and the hashtag #HartnellDown that
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2:00 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Does Joe Thornton watch the NHL standings? “A little bit,” he told me, sitting in his stall after a recent San Jose Sharks practice. Get ready for the upcoming hockey season with team-by-team previews, bold predictions, position rankings, prospect reports and fantasy nuggets. A new NHL season is here, and
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN With the 2018-19 season fast approaching, we’re running snapshots of all 31 NHL teams, including point total projections, positional previews, best- and worst-case scenarios and more. The Vegas Golden Knights couldn’t have done much better in their inaugural campaign. What do they have in store for an encore? How they
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Sep 28, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN With the 2018-19 season fast approaching, we’re running snapshots of all 31 NHL teams, including point total projections, positional previews, best- and worst-case scenarios and more. It’s the first season without the Sedin Twins for the Vancouver Canucks. Where should expectations be set? How they finished in 2017-18: 31-40-11 (73
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