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Does Michigan boast the best college hockey recruiting class ever?
Michigan's freshman class includes a first-round pick in the 2020 NHL draft and three other talents primed to be top-10 picks in 2021. Just how good is this group?[read more]

GM Francis: Kraken in no rush to pick first coach
GM Ron Francis told ESPN on Tuesday that the Kraken "want to get a lay of the landscape" before picking their coach for the 2021-22 season.[read more]

Top 300 player rankings for the 2020-21 fantasy hockey season
Welcome to the best season yet of ESPN Fantasy Hockey, as we give you the top 300 player rankings and catch you up on all the improvements to this year's game.[read more]

The National Hockey League of Nations
Here are the best representatives from all 31 teams for eight countries: Canada, U.S., Finland, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Russia -- plus some wild cards.[read more]

Contact sports ban leaves 49ers, others in limbo
Santa Clara County, home of the 49ers and Levi's Stadium, issued enhanced COVID-19 guidelines for professional, collegiate and youth sports on Saturday afternoon that effectively put a three-week ban on any contact sports taking place in the county.[read more]

Indigenous NHL pioneer Sasakamoose dies at 86
Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous players in the National Hockey League, has died after fighting COVID-19. He was 86.[read more]

Eye injury ends career of Islanders D Boychuk
Expressing concern for his safety after suffering an eye injury last season, Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk announced his retirement Wednesday.[read more]

NWHL to squeeze '21 season into 2-week bubble
The NWHL's six teams will each play five games -- facing each team in the league once, followed by the Isobel Cup playoffs -- during a two-week span from Jan. 23 to Feb. 5 inside a bubble in Lake Placid, New York.[read more]

What we're thankful for in hockey
From the community of hockey fans, to a return of bold, colorful jerseys, to the expansion of Gritty into non-hockey culture, here's what we love about the sport in 2020.[read more]

Blue Jackets say several players test positive
The Columbus Blue Jackets said Tuesday that several players recently tested positive for COVID-19 while preparing for the new season and went into quarantine.[read more]