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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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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Center Jack Eichel has been selected captain of the Buffalo Sabres. The team announced the decision Wednesday, a day before its season opener against Boston. Eichel becomes the Sabres’ 16th full-time captain, and first to wear the “C” since Brian Gionta handled the role from 2014-15 to 2016-17. Buffalo went with alternate
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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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The Carolina Hurricanes claimed goaltender Curtis McElhinney off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday with goaltender Scott Darling expected to be out a couple weeks. “Curtis is a proven NHL goaltender,” Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said in a statement. “Scott Darling is dealing with an injury and we see this
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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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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. 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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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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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 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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11:20 AM ET Paul LukasESPN.com Close Sports journalism’s foremost uniform reporter ESPN.com columnist since 2004 Also blogs at uni-watch.com Ever since the Hartford Whalers packed up, moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, and became the Carolina Hurricanes, heartsick hockey fans back in Connecticut have been dreaming of the day when the Whalers might return to the
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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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