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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. Ilya Kovalchuk joins a dynamite veteran core for the Los Angeles Kings that has Stanley Cups on its résumé. Can they win another this
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7:00 AM ET 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 trip to the Western Conference finals last season, the Winnipeg Jets enter 2018-19 as one of the top favorites for the Stanley
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Get ready for the upcoming hockey season with team-by-team previews, bold predictions, position rankings, prospect tips, fantasy nuggets and more. Atlantic Division previews After an early playoff exit last spring, can the Bruins make one more Stanley Cup run with their veteran core intact? Read more. Long-suffering Sabres fans are ready for another playoff run.
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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 Toronto Maple Leafs made waves with the John Tavares signing this summer. Will that lead to a Stanley Cup this season? How they
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5:18 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Corey Perry comeback will have to wait. The Anaheim Ducks announced on Wednesday that the 33-year-old right wing underwent knee surgery to repair meniscus and MCL injuries. He had been pulled from warm-ups before Monday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes. Which team has the best netminders in the league?
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Columbus Blue Jackets All-Star defenseman Seth Jones will be sidelined four to six weeks with a sprained knee, the team announced Wednesday. The 23-year-old was injured in the second period of Tuesday’s preseason game against the Sabres. He underwent an MRI on Wednesday that revealed a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament. Jones was
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PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty, with a wild, orange beard. The character’s debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including “Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans” and comparisons to ZZ Top and the Muppets. Twitter users created memes with Gritty taking
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The Detroit Red Wings will be without top defenseman Mike Green for the start of the regular season as he deals with a virus that has led to ongoing fatigue. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press that Green “hasn’t had a lot of energy,” which led to him getting blood
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11:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Claude Giroux admitted to doing something taboo. Something unseemly in today’s professional hockey world. Something that many feel tears at the very bonds that hold together the fragile chemistry of teams. Claude Giroux has … played Fortnite. How many teams will top 100 points? Will the Rangers really finish in
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5:47 PM ET Sean Allen Close Special to ESPN.com Sean Allen is a fantasy analyst for ESPN.com. He was the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hockey Writer of the Year. You can tweet him @seanard. Victoria Matiash Close Fantasy Hockey ESPN.com Fantasy Contributor since 2010 Part-time anchor at NEWSTALK1010 When a player surpasses
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Erik Karlsson was handed a teal San Jose Sharks sweater and immediately proclaimed: “It fits.” Karlsson’s first day with the Sharks went off without a hitch Wednesday. He paired up with Marc-Edouard Vlasic on defense in practice, took part in 3-on-3 drills with fellow Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns and began
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Sportsbook operator William Hill and the Vegas Golden Knights announced a multiyear partnership Tuesday that will include in-arena signage and updated league-wide odds displayed on the video board during intermissions at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The partnership is believed to be the first in North America between a bookmaker and an NHL franchise. Terms
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12:39 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Vegas Golden Knights made an improbable run to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season, but according to ticket sellers, the magic hasn’t run out just yet. The Golden Knights are the most in-demand team for the second year in a row, according to StubHub data. Vegas is
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EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defensemen. The team did not disclose financial terms. The 23-year-old Nurse led Edmonton blue liners in 2017-18 with six goals and 20 assists in 82 games. Nurse had said he wouldn’t participate
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