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54dSean Allen

Fantasy Hockey top 250 ranks: Summer update

After the 2016 NHL draft, free agency and some colossal trades, how have the fantasy hockey rankings shifted? Sean Allen updates his top 250 for 2016-17.

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6dCraig Custance

What to expect from Patrik Laine in the NHL

Though Patrik Laine has not done much on the score sheet in the World Cup, his game has drawn comparisons to all-time greats, Craig Custance writes.

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22dCraig Custance

How Pacific teams stack up to the Penguins

How well do the Pacific Division teams stack up against the defending Stanley Cup champs in five key attributes? Craig Custance examines.

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26dCorey Pronman

The top 10 prospects for every team

An in-depth examination of all 30 NHL prospect groups -- including each team's top 10 and their impact this season -- show that the Maple Leafs have set themselves up for a turnaround.

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54dCraig Custance

Remaining tasks for the Bruins this summer

The Bruins have an interesting group of rising prospects. But GM Don Sweeney may not be done adding help for 2016-17. Craig Custance checks in.

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55dCraig Custance

Biggest summer questions for the Blackhawks

Craig Custance chats with Chicago GM Stan Bowman on the team's biggest remaining questions as the team loads up for another Stanley Cup run.

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84dScott Burnside

Free-agency winners and losers ... so far

Milan Lucic will plug a big hole in Edmonton, Kyle Okposo could be a playoff key for Buffalo, and Chicago's reunion with Brian Campbell might pay off. But the Rangers are losing relevance.

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88dCraig Custance

NHL free-agency award winners on July 1

Craig Custance hands out his superlatives for the best and most interesting NHL deals signed on July 1.

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55dCraig Custance

Next steps in a summer of change for Blues

St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong has made some big changes to his roster this summer, and he might not be done yet. Craig Custance checks in.

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63dCraig Custance

The next key NHL contracts to watch for

A number of young NHL players are in need of new contracts (or extensions). Craig Custance scans the scene and identifies the key negotiations to come.

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54dPierre LeBrun

Anatomy of the Weber-Subban blockbuster

How the huge deal between the Predators and Canadiens came together might come as a surprise, but the considerable heat generated by Wednesday's other big trade shouldn't shock anyone.

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91dMatthew Coller

Eastern Conference free-agency guide

Now that the NHL draft is over, what remains on every Eastern Conference team's shopping list? We identify the biggest needs and top targets for all 16 teams out East.

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94dCorey Pronman

2016 NHL draft grades

With the 2016 NHL draft in the books, Corey Pronman grades all 30 teams on their hauls, with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets leading the way.

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2016 NHL draft tracker

Who did your team select in the NHL draft? What about their biggest rivals? Check out every pick made over seven rounds and two days.

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95dScott Burnside

Auston Matthews ready to make his mark

Will the top draft pick be the light who leads the Leafs out of decades of darkness? Matthews, 18, rejects the savior label. "I want to be an impact player," he says, "but hockey's a team game."

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113dCraig Custance

How Auston Matthews made Team North America

Auston Matthews was a long shot to make the roster -- until the World Championships. Craig Custance explores the decision to include him.

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140dCraig Custance

Three keys to the offseason: Washington Capitals

Capitals GM Brian MacLellan has some intriguing decisions to make this offseason. Craig Custance identifies the three of the highest priority.

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139dCraig Custance

Three keys to the offseason: Dallas Stars

General manager Jim Nill is building something special in Dallas. Craig Custance identifies the club's three biggest priorities this offseason.

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84dJoe McDonald

Islanders' next moves will tip the scales

It's already been a busy offseason for the New York Islanders. But questions still exist for the surging team, the answers to which could determine the future of star John Tavares and others.

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Carey Price was the difference for Canada in Game 1.

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Team Canada forward Steven Stamkos discusses the win over Europe and his first goal of the World Cup of Hockey.

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Team Canada captain Sidney Crosby discusses the 3-1 win over Team Europe.

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Canada beats Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of best-of-three World Cup of Hockey Finals in Toronto. The ViewFromVegas is Canada was a lopsided -1000 (odds of 1-10) favorite to win the game, BUT it did not cover the 2.5-goal spread (though there were a couple of close calls on Europe's empty net). The game stayed under the total of 6.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Carey Price's record remains perfect for Team Canada in best-on-best international play following the World Cup win over Europe in game one of the final. He's been the final piece to the puzzle for an incredible generation of Canadian hockey players.

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Canada wins 3-1. One win away from World Cup title. Now 11-0 since start of Sochi tournament. But wasn't a masterpiece tonight to be sure.

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Not the road to victory Canada was expecting in Game 1 vs. Europe.

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Team Canada, playing at 50 percent of its talent capacity tonight, gets another goal from the top line, Bergeron from Crosby, 3-1 now

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Once again the line of Brad Marchand, Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron connect to wake up Team Canada as it gains a 3-1 lead over Europe at 9:24 of the third period.

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Crosby controls it down low and feeds Bergeron, who buries it.

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Matt Barzal with a very good game tonight for Islanders, in what will likely be a long preseason and potentially pro season for him.

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Canada had a little less jump in that period and Europe pounced on it. Collars are getting tighter.