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3dSean Allen

Forecaster: Matchups, projections for Oct. 24-30

A preview for the week of Oct. 24-30 in fantasy hockey, with key matchups and projections in a downloadable PDF cheat sheet, as well as notes on specific teams and players to use.

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2hSean Allen

Top 250 fantasy hockey rankings

Shot attempt stats can help guide us towards (or away from) certain players in fantasy. Here are a handful of players to pick up, and some to drop, plus updated rest-of-season rankings.

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4dVictoria Matiash

Fantasy 30: Early-season lineup chatter

Get caught up with all the latest fantasy-relevant news around the NHL, including injury fill-ins and new line combinations, with intel on every team.

Parise finds the net to join 300-goal club (0:18)
Tavares scores first of two goals leading Islanders to win (0:19)
Ritchie bats mid-air puck in for Ducks' game-winner (0:25)
Hall lights lamp with OT winner (0:26)
Vesey scores twice in Rangers' win (0:33)
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2dScott Burnside

Foley: Expansion team is 'going to kill it' in Vegas

In a Q&A with, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley drops hints about the nickname of the expansion franchise, what the colors will be and what he really thinks of the NFL's Raiders.

Stamkos scores off Namestnikov's great feed (0:28)
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Habs top rival Bruins for third straight win

After a scoreless first period, the Canadiens scored twice in the second and added two more goals in the third to remain undefeated in regulation this season

Byron scores shorthanded goal on breakaway (0:25)
Three Michigan legends net perfect trick shots (0:37)
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3dJoe McDonald

Orr's legacy just keeps growing

On a night when the rookie seasons of Bobby Orr and Milt Schmidt were honored, it was Orr who reluctantly found himself in the spotlight for what he's done -- on and off the ice.

McDavid, Oilers power past Blues (0:54)
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4dJoe McDonald

Laine announces his arrival with authority

All the rookie hype understandably has been on Auston Matthews. But with Patrik Laine's hat trick, including the winner in OT, against Matthews' Leafs, the Calder clash is officially on.

Gretzky once received shooting tips from usher at Hockey HOF (1:13)
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Laine notches hat trick with winning goal in OT

Patrik Laine, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft, scored the tying goal in the final minute of the third period and then got the game-winner in OT to record his first career hat trick.

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5dCraig Custance

Secrets to Chicago's roster-building success

The Blackhawks continue to be a top contender despite paying extraordinary amounts to a few key stars. How have GM Stan Bowman & Co. done it?

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5dJoshua Kloke

Do team captains still matter?

Connor McDavid is the youngest player to don the ceremonial C. But some teams seem to be in no hurry to name a captain. How important is having a guy with the letter on his jersey nowadays?

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52dCorey 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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    Updated rankings, including position rankings.

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    Matchup ratings, player trends and much more.

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  • Projections and Outlooks

    Sortable projected stats and key tidbits on players for the 2016-17 season.

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  • Guide To Daily Fantasy

    How to pick the right contest, build a lineup, find sleepers and much more.