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Toronto out and Detroit in? Teams most likely to rise and fall in the playoff race

We identify the most vulnerable candidates in each division -- plus the non-playoff teams from last season that are ready to take their place.

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How NHL players would change the Stanley Cup playoffs

A move back to 1-8 conference seeding? Best-of-3 in early rounds? We checked in with more than a dozen stars for their opinions.

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SEASON BEGINS OCT. 11

Stanley Cup finalists, first coach fired, Kane trade destination: Bold predictions for all 32 NHL teams

With opening night approaching on Oct. 11, we take big swings on what will transpire in the 2022-23 season.

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Lingering questions for all 32 NHL teams heading into training camp

Who will take the No. 1 goalie jobs in Buffalo and Vegas? Who will step up for the Bruins as they weather early injuries? Have the Avs decided on a new No. 2 center?

NHL superstar roundtable: Must-see teams, rule changes, trade reactions

We canvassed stars from every team at the player media tour event, and their takes did not disappoint.

FANTASY HOCKEY

Goalie talk: Who to draft from the Avalanche, Bruins and more

Which Colorado Avalanche or Boston Bruins should you draft? Our experts break down these questions as well as their thoughts on Matt Murray, Sergei Bobrovsky, and more.

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Top 10 breakout candidates for fantasy

Ever wonder how to predict which forwards will have their breakout seasons? Sean Allen's crunched the numbers to bring you these ten to draft.

2022-23 Plant My Flag list: Greg Wyshynski's fantasy hockey cheat sheet

Greg Wyshynski is back with his Plant My Flag list, the fantasy hockey players he's picking in every draft.

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Robertson notches two goals for the Maple Leafs

Nicholas Robertson scores early on in the first period and adds another late in the third as the Maple Leafs go on for a 6-3 win.

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Playoff beards: Hockey's wackiest tradition

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  • Playoff beards: Hockey's wackiest tradition

    A staple since the early 1980s, we look at the best beards in 2022, the next generation of bushy beauties and the greatest facial forests in postseason history