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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.

 

The Sharks find themselves at the top of the Best Bet section for the first three weekly schedules this week; they play Nashville, @Anaheim, Toronto and Edmonton.

 

The Kings are looking to get back into the playoff picture this week after a very turbulent past month. They are currently in the midst of an eight game homestand, which would have generated at least five wins had it been earlier in the season. However, they’ve lost the first four games of it, allowing 17 goals over that span. If they can’t turn things around against Columbus, Toronto, St. Louis and Edmonton, they will be in a much deeper hole than 11th in the West.

 

Teams are somehow still trying to catch up to the Hawks and Ducks, which doesn’t bode well for either team as they both sit out of the playoffs and have played 42 and 43 games, respectively. But the Hawks play a league low five times over the next 14 days.

 

The Thrashers have now reached “Duck/Hawk Territory”; they have played a league high 43 games (their 44th is tonight against Toronto). Here is a look at the difference in games played between the three top teams, and the teams in the lower half of the games played spectrum. I realize that trades often take a while to finalize, so I have included what their games played will be come Monday morning as well. While the bolded teams may not make anyone jump out of their seat, gaining four of five extra games in a trade definitely should.

 

Games Played

Team

Friday

Monday

Atlanta

43

45

Anaheim

43

45

Chicago

43

44

 

 

 

Boston

39

40

Buffalo

40

41

Carolina

39

41

Columbus

40

42

Detroit

40

42

Edmonton

39

40

Florida

38

40

Los Angeles

40

41

Minnesota

40

42

Nashville

40

41

New Jersey

40

41

NY Islanders

38

40

Ottawa

40

42

Philadelphia

40

41

Phoenix

40

41

St. Louis

39

40

Toronto

39

40

Vancouver

39

41

 

 

Friday January 7 to Thursday January 13, 2010
Best Bets
San Jose 4.23 - four games NAS, @ANA, TOR, EDM
Vancouver 4.21 - four games EDM, DET, @NYI, @NYR
Toronto 4.10 - four games @ATL, @LA, @SJ, @PHO
Ottawa 4.09 - four games @CHI, TB, @BOS, @NYI
Carolina 3.93 - four games @FLA, ATL, CAL, @BUF
Steer Clear
Calgary 2.04 - two games DET, @CAR
New Jersey 2.07 - two games @PHI, TB
Atlanta 2.24 - two games TOR, @CAR
Philadelphia 2.69 - three games NJ, @BUF, @BOS
Pittsburgh 2.71 - three games MIN, BOS, @MON
Saturday January 8 to Friday January 14, 2010
Best Bets
San Jose 4.23 - four games NAS, @ANA, TOR, EDM
Washington 4.18 - four games FLA, @FLA, @TB, VAN
Vancouver 4.12 - four games DET, @NYI, @NYR, @WAS
Ottawa 4.01 - four games TB, @BOS, @NYI, CAL
Minnesota 4.00 - four games @PIT, DAL, @NAS, COL
Steer Clear
Anaheim 1.81 - two games SJ, STL
Chicago 2.03 - two games NYI, COL
Atlanta 2.07 - two games @CAR, PHI
Edmonton 2.20 - two games @DAL, @SJ
Dallas 2.21 - two games @MIN, EDM
Sunday January 9 to Saturday January 15, 2010
Best Bets
San Jose 4.23 - four games NAS, @ANA, TOR, EDM
Phoenix 4.11 - four games @STL, @CBJ, TOR, ANA
St. Louis 3.99 - four games PHO, @ANA, @LA, @SJ
Boston 3.92 - four games @PIT, OTT, PHI, PIT
Tampa Bay 3.90 - four games @NJ, WAS, NJ, @CAR
Steer Clear
NY Rangers 2.66 - three games MON, VAN, @MON
Florida 2.66 - three games WAS, NAS, NJ
Pittsburgh 2.66 - three games BOS, @MON, @BOS
Columbus 2.68 - three games PHO, DET, @DET
Anaheim 2.72 - three games SJ, STL, @PHO
Monday January 10 to Sunday January 16, 2010
Best Bets
Edmonton 4.31 - four games @DAL, @SJ, @LA, @ANA


Vancouver 4.27 - four games @NYI, @NYR, @WAS, @MIN
Phoenix 4.11 - four games @STL, @CBJ, TOR, ANA
Washington 4.10 - four games @FLA, @TB, VAN, OTT
Ottawa 4.00 - four games @BOS, @NYI, CAL, @WAS
Steer Clear
Atlanta 2.06 - two games PHI, @DAL
Dallas 2.20 - two games EDM, ATL
New Jersey 2.27 - two games @TB, @FLA
Florida 2.66 - three games WAS, NAS, NJ
Pittsburgh 2.66 - three games BOS, @MON, @BOS
Tuesday January 11 to Monday January 17, 2010
Best Bets
Calgary 4.38 - four games @CAR, @OTT, @TOR, @MON
Edmonton 4.31 - four games @DAL, @SJ, @LA, @ANA
Vancouver 4.27 - four games @NYI, @NYR, @WAS, @MIN
Phoenix 4.11 - four games @STL, @CBJ, TOR, ANA
Washington 4.10 - four games @FLA, @TB, VAN, OTT
Steer Clear
Pittsburgh 1.85 - two games @MON, @BOS
Colorado 1.99 - two games @CHI, @MIN
Detroit 2.00 - two games @CBJ, CBJ
Columbus 2.68 - three games PHO, DET, @DET
Chicago 2.75 - three games COL, @NAS, NAS
Wednesday January 12 to Tuesday January 18, 2010
Best Bets
Vancouver 4.13 - four games @NYR, @WAS, @MIN, @COL
Ottawa 4.12 - four games @NYI, CAL, @WAS, ANA

Edmonton 4.12 - four games @SJ, @LA, @ANA, MIN
Los Angeles 4.10 - four games STL, EDM, @DAL, STL
Boston 4.08 - four games PHI, PIT, CAR, @CAR
Steer Clear
Toronto 1.77 - two games @PHO, CAL
Dallas 1.94 - two games ATL, LA
NY Islanders 2.67 - three games OTT, BUF, NJ
NY Rangers 2.72 - three games VAN, @MON, PHI
Pittsburgh 2.73 - three games @MON, @BOS, DET
Thursday January 13 to Wednesday January 19, 2010
Best Bets
Calgary 4.17 - four games @OTT, @TOR, @MON, MIN
Vancouver 4.13 - four games @NYR, @WAS, @MIN, @COL
Columbus 4.13 - four games DET, @DET, @TB, @FLA
Ottawa 4.12 - four games @NYI, CAL, @WAS, ANA

Edmonton 4.12 - four games @SJ, @LA, @ANA, MIN
Steer Clear
Pittsburgh 1.78 - two games @BOS, DET
Chicago 1.80 - two games @NAS, NAS
Colorado 1.91 - two games @MIN, VAN
Dallas 1.94 - two games ATL, LA
NY Islanders 2.67 - three games OTT, BUF, NJ
Friday January 14 to Thursday January 20, 2010
Best Bets
New Jersey 4.43 - four games @TB, @FLA, @NYI, PIT
Anaheim 4.35 - four games @PHO, EDM, @OTT, @TOR
Atlanta 4.22 - four games PHI, @DAL, @FLA, TB
Calgary 4.17 - four games @OTT, @TOR, @MON, MIN
Columbus 4.13 - four games DET, @DET, @TB, @FLA
Steer Clear
Chicago 1.80 - two games @NAS, NAS
NY Islanders 2.65 - three games BUF, NJ, WAS
Montreal 2.68 - three games NYR, CAL, @BUF
San Jose 2.71 - three games STL, @PHO, @VAN
Pittsburgh 2.73 - three games @BOS, DET, @NJ
Saturday January 15 to Friday January 21, 2010
Best Bets
Tampa Bay 4.36 - four games @CAR, CBJ, @ATL, @FLA
Anaheim 4.35 - four games @PHO, EDM, @OTT, @TOR
Dallas 4.16 - four games ATL, LA, @EDM, @CAL
Calgary 4.13 - four games @TOR, @MON, MIN, DAL
NY Rangers 4.11 - four games @MON, PHI, TOR, @CAR
Steer Clear
Colorado 1.71 - two games VAN, NAS
Chicago 1.80 - two games @NAS, NAS
San Jose 2.71 - three games STL, @PHO, @VAN
Pittsburgh 2.73 - three games @BOS, DET, @NJ
St. Louis 2.82 - three games @SJ, LA, DET
Sunday January 16 to Saturday January 22, 2010
Best Bets
Washington 4.38 - four games OTT, @PHI, @NYI, @TOR
Anaheim 4.38 - four games @PHO, EDM, @OTT, @MON
NY Rangers 4.32 - four games PHI, TOR, @CAR, @ATL
Minnesota 4.13 - four games VAN, @EDM, @CAL, @SJ
Boston 4.09 - four games CAR, @CAR, BUF, @COL
Steer Clear
Chicago 1.83- two games NAS, @DET
Colorado 2.53 - three games VAN, NAS, BOS
St. Louis 2.72 - three games LA, DET, CBJ
NY Islanders 2.74 - three games NJ, WAS, @BUF
San Jose 2.81 - three games @PHO, @VAN, MIN

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