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A tough decision can be made easier with these charts showing you the best five and worst five schedules for upcoming seven-day periods. Some of you used them last year but for the benefit of new readers here is a refresher. The number next to the team indicates the 'multiplier' to use on a player's point-per-game pace to give you an idea how many points to expect for that week.

 

Those of you who are in a Sunday to Saturday league are in luck this week with not one, but two five game weeks. Unfortunately, the first one is for the Florida Panthers. I say that jokingly, but when looking at the stats, they actually sit at 15th for goals per game in the league at 2.70, which isn’t too bad considering their loss of Nathan Horton and the lack of production from players who we were all hoping would step up.

 

In better news, the Canucks also play a five game week during that stretch, and four of those games are against teams that are in the bottom half of the league in terms of goals against per game.

 

The Ducks are finally at the tail end of their seven game road trip, in which they have went 2-3 thus far. They still have to head to Los Angeles and Phoenix before finally heading home for a nice six game home-stand.

 

Just to remind, the Habs are on a seven game road trip as well and went 1-2 so far. They follow that up with six out of their next seven games being at home. The Bruins are now only two points back and have two games in hand on Montreal.

 

Coming off their eight day break and a 5-0 loss to the Panthers on Monday, Philly gets back on track this Tuesday, playing three games between then and Friday. Normally playing nine games on the road in their next ten would be a bad thing for teams, but the Flyers have been superb just about everywhere this year going 10-2-3 on the away from home.

 

That’s all for this week folk. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and can enjoy the holidays. Can’t wait for some Boxing Day hockey.

 

Friday December 24 to Thursday December 30, 2010
Best Bets
Los Angeles 3.90 - four games ANA, @SJ, @PHO, PHI
Boston 3.43 - three games @FLA, @TB, @ATL
Montreal 3.41 - three games @NYI, @WAS, @TB
Pittsburgh 3.31 - three games @OTT, ATL, @NYI
Detroit 3.25 - three games @MIN, @COL, @DAL
Steer Clear
Florida 0.82 - one game BOS
Calgary 0.84 - one game BUF
St. Louis 1.81 - two games NAS, CHI
Anaheim 1.90 - two games @LA, @PHO
Ottawa 1.92 - two games PIT, CAR
Saturday December 25 to Friday December 31, 2010
Best Bets
Montreal 4.51 - four games @NYI, @WAS, @TB, @FLA
Detroit 4.32 - four games @MIN, @COL, @DAL, NYI
Columbus 4.08 - four games @CHI, MIN, @TOR, OTT
Phoenix 4.01 - four games @DAL, ANA, LA, @STL
Los Angeles 3.90 - four games ANA, @SJ, @PHO, PHI
Steer Clear
Florida 1.73 - two games BOS, MON
Calgary 1.89 - two games BUF, COL
Washington 1.96 - two games @CAR, MON
NY Rangers 2.02 - two games NYI, @NJ
Buffalo 2.33 - two games @CAL, @EDM
Sunday December 26 to Saturday January 1, 2010
Best Bets
Los Angeles 4.85 - five games ANA, @SJ, @PHO, PHI, SJ
Montreal 4.51 - four games @NYI, @WAS, @TB, @FLA
Boston 4.36 - four games @FLA, @TB, @ATL, @BUF
Detroit 4.32 - four games @MIN, @COL, @DAL, NYI
Pittsburgh 4.26 - four games @OTT, ATL, @NYI, WAS
Steer Clear
Florida 1.73 - two games BOS, MON
St. Louis 2.63 - three games NAS, CHI, PHO
Anaheim 2.82 - three games @LA, @PHO, PHI
Chicago 2.85 - three games CBJ, @STL, SJ
Nashville 2.93 - three games @STL, DAL, @MIN
Monday December 27 to Sunday January 2, 2010
Best Bets
Montreal 4.37 - four games @WAS, @TB, @FLA, ATL


Boston 4.36 - four games @FLA, @TB, @ATL, @BUF
NY Rangers 4.29 - four games NYI, @NJ, @TB, @FLA
Detroit 4.19 - four games @COL, @DAL, NYI, PHI
Columbus 4.07 - four games MIN, @TOR, OTT, @NAS
Steer Clear
Washington 1.92 - two games MON, @PIT
Florida 2.56 - three games BOS, MON, NYI
Tampa Bay 2.56 - three games BOS, MON, NYR
Edmonton 2.65 - three games BUF, COL, CAL
Anaheim 2.68 - three games @PHO, PHI, CHI
Tuesday December 28 to Monday January 3, 2010
Best Bets
Boston 4.46 - four games @TB, @ATL, @BUF, @TOR
Montreal 4.37 - four games @WAS, @TB, @FLA, ATL
Vancouver 4.16 - four games PHI, @DAL, @COL, @SJ
Carolina 4.13 - four games @TOR, @OTT, NJ, FLA
Philadelphia 4.04 - four games @VAN, @LA, @ANA, @DET
Steer Clear
Washington 1.92 - two games MON, @PIT
Buffalo 2.10 - two games @EDM, BOS
Tampa Bay 2.56 - three games BOS, MON, NYR
Minnesota 2.63 - three games SJ, NAS, PHO
Edmonton 2.65 - three games BUF, COL, CAL
Wednesday December 29 to Tuesday January 4, 2010
Best Bets
Detroit 4.42 - four games @DAL, NYI, PHI, @EDM
New Jersey 4.04 - four games NYR, ATL, @CAR, MIN

Columbus 4.03 - four games @TOR, OTT, @NAS, @PHO
Colorado 3.93 - four games @EDM, @CAL, VAN, BUF
Phoenix 3.84 - four games LA, @STL, @CBJ, MIN
Steer Clear
Anaheim 1.77 - two games PHI, CHI
St. Louis 1.86 - two games PHO, DAL
Buffalo 1.87 - two games BOS, @COL
Nashville 2.00 - two games @MIN, CBJ
Washington 2.13 - two games @PIT, TB
Thursday December 30 to Wednesday January 5, 2010
Best Bets
Calgary 4.25 - four games COL, @EDM, NYI, @VAN
Chicago 4.11 - four games SJ, @ANA, @LA, DAL
Vancouver 4.10 - four games @DAL, @COL, @SJ, CAL
Columbus 4.03 - four games @TOR, OTT, @NAS, @PHO
Florida 3.94 - four games MON, NYR, @CAR, ATL
Steer Clear
St. Louis 1.86 - two games PHO, DAL
Buffalo 1.87 - two games BOS, @COL
NY Islanders 1.92 - two games @DET, @CAL
Pittsburgh 2.01 - two games WAS, TB
Washington 2.13 - two games @PIT, TB
Friday December 31 to Thursday January 6, 2010
Best Bets
Calgary 4.25 - four games COL, @EDM, NYI, @VAN
Nashville 4.12 - four games @MIN, CBJ, @ANA, @LA
Vancouver 4.10 - four games @DAL, @COL, @SJ, CAL
New Jersey 4.07 - four games ATL, @CAR, MIN, PHI
Phoenix 4.01 - four games @STL, @MIN, CBJ, @COL
Steer Clear
Washington 2.13 - two games @PIT, TB
Ottawa 2.14 - two games @CBJ, TOR
Anaheim 2.63 - three games PHI, CHI, NAS
Los Angeles 2.66 - three games SJ, CHI, NAS
San Jose 2.69 - three games @LA, VAN, BUF
Saturday January 1 to Friday January 7, 2010
Best Bets
NY Rangers 4.46 - four games @TB, @FLA, CAR, @DAL
Calgary 4.18 - four games @EDM, NYI, @VAN, DET
Florida 4.13 - four games NYR, @CAR, ATL, CAR
Chicago 4.13 - four games @ANA, @LA, DAL, OTT
Vancouver 4.12 - four games @COL, @SJ, CAL, EDM
Steer Clear
Philadelphia 1.92 - two games @DET, @NJ
Montreal 2.01 - two games ATL, PIT
Ottawa 2.03 - two games TOR, @CHI
Washington 2.13 - two games @PIT, TB
NY Islanders 2.23 - two games @CAL, @EDM
Sunday January 2 to Saturday January 8, 2010
Best Bets
Florida 5.18 - five games NYR, @CAR, ATL, CAR, @WAS
Vancouver 5.00 - five games @COL, @SJ, CAL, EDM, DET
NY Rangers 4.23 - four games @FLA, CAR, @DAL, @STL
Chicago 4.13 - four games @ANA, @LA, DAL, OTT
Nashville 4.12 - four games CBJ, @ANA, @LA, @SJ
Steer Clear
Ottawa 2.00 - two games @CHI, TB
Washington 2.06 - two games TB, FLA
San Jose 2.55 - three games VAN, BUF, NAS
Anaheim 2.66 - three games CHI, NAS, CBJ
Los Angeles 2.66 - three games CHI, NAS, CBJ

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NathanQ said:

NathanQ
A great schedult "In better news, the Canucks also play a five game week during that stretch, and four of those games are against teams that are in the bottom half of the league in terms of goals against per game." This really sounds like a great schedule for them and their fans. I hope that it all works out well and that you will keep us posted poker sites
December 30, 2010
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