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The Hockey News Podcast: Fantasy Edition – Matt Larkin answers your questions (Oct. 9, 2019)

Matt Larkin answers all your fantasy hockey questions in this new live Q&A format. Do you want an advantage over your opponents? Come ask your questions now!

Are the Canucks making the right move by extending Jim Benning?

The Vancouver Canucks are set to announce an extension to GM Jim Benning's contract. Is this a step in the right direction, or should they have looked elsewhere?

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Stephen Halliday at PEP: Sizing up his 2020 NHL draft season

2020 NHL draft prospect Stephen Halliday had an interesting rookie USHL season, putting up solid numbers before Central Illinois withdrew following the end of the campaign. Now, Halliday looks to thrive for Dubuque before hoping to hear his name called in the first round next June.

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What Oilers defenseman Evan Bouchard learned in 2018-19

Evan Bouchard is ready to make the jump to the Edmonton Oilers after impressing in a late-season AHL stint. He looked back at everything he learned after turning pro in 2018-19.

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What Blues defenseman Vince Dunn has been up to this summer

Vince Dunn has had an exciting few months – he won the Stanley Cup, after all – but he's already back into his summer training routine. He talked to Ryan Kennedy about what made the Blues team special and what he's been up to over the summer.

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Joe Quinn at PEP: Talking about training NHL stars

Power Edge Pro's Joe Quinn works with many of the NHL's top stars, including Connor McDavid, John Tavares, Taylor Hall and Dylan Larkin, to name a few – and a host of top up-and-coming prospects, too. Ryan Kennedy talked to Quinn about how his system trains players and some of the skilled players he gets to work with.

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Adam Fantilli at PEP: Talking OHL draft season, playing against Shane Wright

Shane Wright may be the top 2004-born player from Ontario, but Adam Fantilli isn't far from behind. The young star talked to Ryan Kennedy about the PEP Pro Camp, returning to his old team and what he looks to achieve during his draft season.

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Shane Wright at PEP: Talking summer workouts and OHL future

Hockey phenom Shane Wright talked with Ryan Kennedy about attending the PEP Pro Camp, practicing with hockey superstars and what he's looking forward to about his upcoming OHL career.

Fantasy Hockey: which players have lost value over the summer?

The off-season presents new opportunities for many players, and even good new situations can result in players losing fantasy value. Here is a look at a few names to be wary of this season.

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Future Watch: An early look at the top 2020 NHL draft prospects

With a host of junior hockey tournaments taking place over the summer, it's never too early to look at the next crop of draft prospects. Ryan Kennedy took a look at a few of the bigger names to watch this season.

Brandon Tanev at Smashfest: Talking new deal with Pittsburgh and Gary Roberts

Freshly minted Pittsburgh Penguins forward Brandon Tanev talked about joining his new team, getting calls from Matt Murray and Sidney Crosby and training with Gary Roberts this summer.

Jimmy Vesey at Smashfest: Talking new team, off-season training

Forward Jimmy Vesey talked about joining the Buffalo Sabres and getting a chance to play with a promising young group of players in Buffalo, as well as what he's been up to during the off-season.

World Junior Summer Showcase: Previewing Finland and Sweden

Finland and Sweden have never been on friendly terms on the ice, and the World Junior Summer Showcase won't change that. Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis preview the key players to watch in Plymouth and where the teams may place in the main event in the winter.

World Junior Summer Showcase: Previewing Canada and the United States

The World Junior Summer Showcase is well underway in Plymouth, and the two North American heavyweights have set their final rosters for the rest of the week. Ryan Kennedy and Steven Ellis previewed the action.

Jeff Skinner Smashfest Q&A – Talking Sabres' off-season moves

Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner talks about Buffalo's off-season moves and how he expects the team's young stars to step up to the plate going forward.

Who are the winners and losers after nearly a month of free agency?

As we near a month since the start of free agency, a viewer wanted to know which teams have done enough this summer to change their fortunes for 2019-20 – for better or for worse.

Mark Scheifele Smashfest Q&A: Talking Jets' and off-season training

Mark Scheifele chatted with The Hockey News' Ryan Kennedy about the moves the Winnipeg Jets have made this summer, what he does to train in the off-season and his viral video from a few weeks back.

Should RFAs coming off of entry-level contracts have arbitration rights?

Many of the top RFAs this summer remain unsigned. To speed up the process, should players finishing their entry-level deals be given arbitration rights?

Will Ron Francis succeed as GM in Seattle?

Ron Francis has a challenging, yet exciting, gig in Seattle. With a solid reputation around the league, is he capable of bringing a championship to the new expansion club?

Should Artemi Panarin be worried about repercussions after speaking out against Putin?

What repercussions await Artemi Panarin in his homeland after he stood up to Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly?

Will Jacob Trouba justify his new deal with the Rangers?

Will Jacob Trouba justify his $8-million AAV across his seven-year deal with the New York Rangers? This is his time to prove himself as a No. 1 defenseman, but can he get the job done?

Should players be allowed to kick pucks in the net?

A viewer of The Hockey News Podcast wanted to know if players should be allowed to kick pucks into the net. Is it too dangerous?

Would you watch a summer hockey tournament?

A viewer wanted to know: in the dog days of summer, should there be a tournament similar to that of The Basketball Tournament?

Can the Bruins remain competitive despite salary issues?

A viewer asked The Hockey News Podcast whether they think Boston will be a competitive team heading into 2019-20 despite cap issues over the summer. With $8 million in cap room to sign Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo, how will the Bruins do this coming season?