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Looking ahead to the next week of NHL games from a fantasy perspective, here are some recommendations on which players to start and which to avoid. Fantasy Forecaster: March 18-24 Catch more than 180 NHL games streaming live this season on ESPN+. Click here for the upcoming schedule and to learn how to subscribe. Highlights
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10:53 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN As sports fans, there may not be a more overrated thing we do than underrating the perpetually rated. Let me explain. There’s this guy Loui Eriksson. You might remember him from his recent healthy scratch for the Vancouver Canucks. Well, before he became a contractual albatross, his claim to fame
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Ottawa Senators fans will get an early look at the key player the team received in the Mark Stone trade because the team is calling up 19-year-old defenseman Erik Brannstrom for the home game against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. The Senators traded all three of their top goal scorers at the deadline
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10:10 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention — either mathematically or by losing in the postseason — we’ll take a look at why its quest for the Stanley Cup fell short in 2018-19, along with three keys to its offseason, impact prospects for 2019-20 and a way-too-early prediction
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN To paraphrase Billy Zane in “Titanic,” some teams just seem to “make their own luck,” through their given style of play or the skill of their players. But “puck luck” is very much a thing in the NHL: Sometimes teams and players benefit from it, and other times the puck
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2:23 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has rejected Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek‘s appeal of his two-game suspension, citing “clear and convincing evidence” that justified the ban for interference on New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk. Last Saturday in an eventual 5-2 win for the Flyers, Boychuk quickly skated toward Voracek and
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7:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Arizona Coyotes began the season with Josh Archibald, Jakob Chychrun, Christian Dvorak and Alex Galchenyuk sidelined with injuries. Then the first hiccup: Starting goalie Antti Raanta‘s lower-body ailment kept acting up. Defenseman Jason Demers would go on to miss 47 games, and winger Michael Grabner would miss 41. Even
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