NHL

Wysh's 10 essential fantasy hockey picks

Meet the 10 players whom Greg Wyshynski considers essential picks for the 2021 fantasy hockey season. ... Continue Reading

What to look for when drafting defensemen

With fantasy defenseman accruing points in different ways, Victoria Matiash explains what to look for, and who she's drafting. ... Continue Reading

How to play, draft, and win your ESPN fantasy league like an expert

With 32 teams and 1,312 games set to drop the puck, Victoria Matiash dishes her secrets on how to play, and win, your fantasy hockey league like the experts. ... Continue Reading

Which centers should you target this season?

Just like in the NHL, a winning team needs to be built strong up the middle. Sean Allen breaks down the right centers to draft early, and some later-round picks he's watching. ... Continue Reading

NHL free agency live updates: Signings, analysis, grades and buzz

Our updated tracker featuring a list of every player signed, along with analysis on the biggest deals and buzz on what could happen next. ... Continue Reading

Flames ink Gudbranson, Stone to one-year deals

The Calgary Flames have signed defensemen Erik Gudbranson and Michael Stone to one-year deals, the team announced on Friday. ... Continue Reading

When to draft Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Huberdeau, other wingers

Sean Allen presents his strategies, outlooks, and draft guide when looking to make your fantasy hockey picks for the best LWs and RWs. ... Continue Reading

Holmgren leads class into U.S. Hockey Hall

Longtime NHL player, coach and executive Paul Holmgren, retired forward Peter McNab and broadcaster Stan Fischler make up the 2021 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Continue Reading

Crosby has wrist surgery, to miss start of season

Sidney Crosby will miss the start of the regular season after the Penguins' captain had a procedure on his left wrist. He is expected to be out at least six weeks. ... Continue Reading

Flames sign Mackey, Richardson to new deals

The Flames signed defenseman Connor Mackey to a two-year, $1.825 million deal, while forward Brad Richardson signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with Calgary. ... Continue Reading

NHL's Panthers offer deals to FAU female athletes

The NHL's Florida Panthers have offered NIL endorsement deals to every female college athlete at nearby Florida Atlantic University, the team announced Wednesday. ... Continue Reading

Fantasy hockey season preview: Guide to centers

Just like in the NHL, a winning team needs to be built strong up the middle. Sean Allen breaks down the right centers to draft early, and some later-round picks he's watching. ... Continue Reading

Sens extend GM Dorion through 2024-25 season

Pierre Dorion, who was hired as general manager of the Senators in 2016, has received another three-year extension with the team that will take him through the 2024-25 season. ... Continue Reading

NWHL rebrands to Premier Hockey Federation

North America's first women's professional hockey league to pay players a salary is adopting the new title of Premier Hockey Federation on Tuesday as part of a rebranding to reflect sweeping changes made to its management structure. ... Continue Reading

Kotkaniemi a Cane as Canadiens decline to match

A week after Carolina caused a social media stir by signing Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year, $6.1 million offer sheet, Montreal declined to match, meaning the Canadiens will receive draft picks and the Hurricanes will receive the 21-year-old forward. ... Continue Reading