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Fantasy hockey 2022: Insiders answer the biggest questions for each NHL team

The fantasy hockey rankings Dom Luszczyszyn and Shayna Goldman publish on The Athletic are a work of statistical art, letting you customize projections to fit your pool’s exact format. Whether you’re playing categories, head-to-head, add value from peripheral stats like shots, hits, and blocks, or just need to focus on points, this cheat sheet is …

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Penguins over/under: How many goals for Bryan Rust, Rickard Rakell, and Jeff Carter?

With the start of the NHL regular season just a couple of weeks away let us continue our look at some over/under numbers for the 2022-23 Pittsburgh Penguins. We already look at Jake Guentzel goal totals and Evgeni Malkin point totals, and today we look at some potential goal totals for some of the Penguins …

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Oettinger set for responsibility of being Stars’ No. 1 goalie

The goalie signed a three-year, $12 million contract ($4 million average annual value) with the Dallas Stars on Sept. 1, and he is their No. 1 entering the season. It’s quite the jump for the 23-year-old, who began last season fourth on the Stars’ goalie depth chart and playing in the American Hockey League but …

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LeBrun: How Canadiens GM Kent Hughes plans to re-tool without creating ‘losing culture’

Imagine, if you will, someone going to Kent Hughes a year ago and telling him what was about to transpire. That he was going to leave his life as an NHL player agent and would become the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens by January. “You may have had a tough time convincing me,” Hughes …

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Rangers counting on former nemesis Jaroslav Halak to add experience

When Chris Drury signed Jaroslav Halak to a one-year deal on the first day of free agency this summer, the Rangers president and general manager said he had heard all about the veteran goaltender’s “Rangers-killer moments.” There have been quite a few leading up to Halak pulling on his own red, white and blue sweater …

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Dallas Stars 2022-2023 season preview: Playoff chances, point projections, roster rankings

Welcome to The Athletic’s 2022-23 edition of the team season previews. Check out all the previews as they’re released right here. Over at The Athletic’s weekly NHL Power Rankings, we have a nickname for the Stars — very popular and beloved by all, take our word for it — that might need some revisions. The …

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Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews throws out the first pitch at the New York Yankees-Toronto Blue Jays game

Auston Matthews briefly stole the spotlight from Aaron Judge when he threw the first ceremonial pitch ahead of Tuesday’s matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and visiting New York Yankees. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ 60-goal scorer made a decent toss — slightly high and outside — to Jays pitcher Alek Manoah. Matthews himself comes from …

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NY Islanders’ Three Burning Questions Heading into the Season

Believe it or not, the NY Islanders 2022-23 season is upon us. The Islanders began training camp this week and will open preseason tonight against the New York Rangers. There are three burning questions about the blue and orange heading into the 2022-23 season. Let’s break down each as we inch closer to the regular …

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Bruins training camp: Predicting how the 4 toughest roster battles will play out

Only two jobs are open for Black-and-Gold hopefuls in training camp this year: the No. 4 right wing spot vacated by Curtis Lazar, and the No. 3 position on the right side of the blue line. The latter is temporary. Charlie McAvoy could be back by late November or early December. Still, the competition is …

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