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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.

 

I pointed out last week that the Rangers seven game winning streak, while impressive, probably wasn’t as good as it looks because of their weak competition, and would be coming to an end very soon with their tough schedule ahead. That indeed happened as they’ve now lost their last two to Montreal and the surprising Panthers, and finish off the month against Washington, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

 

If the beginning of the Bruins’ season could be compared in terms of their supposed “hangover”, it would be the part where you finally open your eyes and have zero recollection of how you got into bed, no idea where you are, an extremely dry feeling in your mouth and absolutely no intention of ever drinking again for the rest of your life. They started the season with seven losses in their first 10 games, scoring only nine goals in those defeats. So if that was the “awful, I’m never going to move all day part of the hangover”, their current ten game winning streak is the part where you think you’re cured and are able to stuff your face more than usual and maybe even get some activity in(at least that’s how my hangovers go). Over their past ten games, they’ve scored 47 goals. So, now what? Will Friday’s matinee with Detroit cure them completely and push this thing to 11 games? Or will they hit that point where they realize they were actually still intoxicated earlier and have all of that progress they’ve made (or food they’ve ate) end up in the toilet.

 

One could argue that now that Crosby is back, the Penguins stats thus far can go out the window; but it is worth noting that Pittsburgh is only 5-5-2 away from home. After Friday’s game against Ottawa, they play six of their next seven on the road.

 

Here’s another interesting home vs away stat; the Avs have played an even split of home and away games this year at 11 a piece. Away from home, they’ve scored a very respectable 35 goals; at the Pepsi Center, they’ve only scored 18 goals. Saturday will be the fourth game of an eight game homestand.

 

The Vancouver Canucks are tied for the league high in road goals for with 36. What two teams are they tied with? None other than the Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs. The latter two are technically ahead of Vancouver because they’ve both played one less game than the reigning Western Conference Champs.

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans on Dobber; hope everyone got to enjoy the football yesterday and a ton of hockey today.

 

Friday Nov 25 to Thursday Dec 1, 2010
Best Bets
Dallas 3.98 - @Col, SJ, Edm, LA
Carolina 3.91 - Buf, Tor, @Phi, Mon
Philadelphia 3.44 - @Win, Car, @NYI
San Jose 3.28 - @Dal, @Col, Chi
New Jersey 3.22 - @TB, @Fla, CBJ
Steer Clear
Philadelphia 1.77 - Mon, @NYR
San Jose 2.59 - Van, @LA, Mon
Detroit 2.68 - @Bos, Nas, TB
Los Angeles 2.77 - Chi, SJ, Fla
Colorado 2.78 - Edm, Dal, NJ
Saturday Nov 26 to Friday Dec 2, 2010
Best Bets
Edmonton 4.16 - @Col, Nas, Min, CBJ
Nashville 4.11 - @Det, @Edm, @Cgy, @Van
Columbus 4.01 - StL, @Cgy, @Van, @Edm
Minnesota 3.93 - Cgy, TB, @Edm, NJ
Colorado 3.75 - Edm, Dal, NJ, StL
Steer Clear
Toronto 1.89 - @Ana, Bos
Philadelphia 1.99 - @NYR, @Ana
Boston 2.27 - Win, @Tor
San Jose 2.59 - Van, @LA, Mon
Los Angeles 2.77 - Chi, SJ, Fla
Sunday Nov 27 to Saturday Dec 3, 2010
Best Bets
St. Louis 4.34 - @CBJ, @Wash, @Col, Chi
Ottawa 4.16 - Car, @Win, @Dal, @Was
Columbus 4.01 - StL, @Cgy, @Van, @Edm
Calgary 3.99 - @Min, Nas, CBJ, @Edm
Nashville 3.99 - @Edm, @Cgy, @Van, Buf
Steer Clear
Vancouver 1.88 - CBJ, Nash
Detroit 2.05 - TB, @Buf
Philadelphia 2.11 - @Ana, @Phx
Boston 2.19 - @Tor, Tor
Los Angeles 2.70 - SJ, Fla, Mon
Monday Nov 28 to Sunday Dec 4, 2010
Best Bets
Minnesota 4.03 - TB, @Edm, NJ, @Ana
Nashville 3.99 - @Edm, @Cgy, @Van, Buf
Calgary 3.83 - Nas, CBJ, @Edm, @Van
Edmonton 3.82 - Nas, Min, CBJ, Cgy
Colorado 3.77 - Dal, NJ, StL, Det
Steer Clear
Toronto 1.70 - Bos, @Bos
Philadelphia 2.11 - @Ana, @Phx
Boston 2.19 - @Tor, Tor
Carolina 2.60 - Fla, NYR, Pit
Los Angeles 2.70 - SJ, Fla, Mon
Tuesday Nov 29 to Monday Dec 5, 2010
Best Bets
Phoenix 4.25 - @Chi, @Wpg, Phi, @Chi
Ottawa 4.16 - @Win, @Dal, @Was, TB
NY Rangers 4.06 - Pit, @Car, @TB, Tor
Chicago 4.04 - Phx, NYI, @StL, Phx
Washington 3.88 - StL, Pit, Ott, @Fla
Steer Clear
Los Angeles 1.82 - Fla, Mon
San Jose 1.82 - Mon, Fla
Philadelphia 2.11 - @Ana, @Phx
Dallas 2.13 - Ott, NYI
Carolina 2.60 - Fla, NYR, Pit
Wednesday Nov 30 to Tuesday Dec 6, 2010
Best Bets
New Jersey 4.77 - @Col, @Min, @Wpg, @Tor

Detroit 4.44 - TB, @Buf, @Col, @StL


Boston 4.34 - @Tor, Tor, @Pit, @Wpg
Tampa Bay 4.25 - @Det, NYR, @Ott, @NYI

Phoenix 4.10 - @Wpg, Phi, @Chi, @Nas
Steer Clear
Buffalo 1.86 - Det, @Nas
Philadelphia 2.11 - @Ana, @Phx
Dallas 2.13 - Ott, NYI
Winnpeg 2.65 - Phx, NJ, Bos
Florida 2.70 - @LA, @SJ, Wash
Thursday Dec 1 to Wednesday Dec 7, 2010
Best Bets
Phoenix 4.10 - @Wpg, Phi, @Chi, @Nas
Washington 4.06 - Pit, Ott, @Fla, @Ott
Calgary 4.01 - CBJ, @Edm, @Van, Car

Carolina 3.78 - NYR, Pit, @Cgy, @Edm
Ottawa 3.75 - @Dal, @Was, TB, Was

Steer Clear
Dallas 2.13 - Ott, NYI
Winnpeg 2.65 - Phx, NJ, Bos
Florida 2.70 - @LA, @SJ, Wash
Toronto 2.72 - @Bos, @NYR, NJ
Anaheim 2.74 - Phi, Min, LA
Friday Dec 2 to Thursday Dec 8, 2010
Best Bets
New Jersey 4.49 - @Min, @Wpg, @Tor, Ott
Detroit 4.38 - TB, @Buf, @Col, @StL, Phx
Chicago 4.32- NYI, @StL, Phx, NYI
St. Louis 4.20 - @Col, Chi, Det, Ana
Calgary 4.14 - @Edm, @Van, Car, Col
Steer Clear
Winnipeg 1.71 - NJ, Bos
Dallas 2.07 - NYI, @SJ
Florida 2.70 - @SJ, Wash, @Bos
Toronto 2.70 - @Bos, @NYR, NJ
Montreal 2.80 - @LA, CBJ, Van
Saturday Dec 3 to Friday Dec 9, 2010
Best Bets
Washington 4.27 - Ott, @Fla, @Ott, Tor
Carolina 4.20 - Pit, @Cgy, @Edm, @Wpg
Calgary 4.14 - @Edm, @Van, Car, Col
Boston 4.14 - Tor, @Pit, @Wpg, Fla
Tampa Bay 4.09 - NYR, @Ott, @NYI, @NYR
Steer Clear
Columbus 1.76 - @Mon, Nas
Dallas 2.07 - NYI, @SJ
Winnipeg 2.70 - NJ, Bos, Car
Buffalo 2.79 - @Nas, Phi, Fla
Montreal 2.80 - @LA, CBJ, Van
Sunday Dec 4 to Saturday Dec 10, 2010
Best Bets
Detroit 4.45 - @Buf, @Col, @StL, Wpg
Tampa Bay 4.31 - @Ott, @NYI, @NYR, @Phi
Vancouver 4.28 - Cgy, Col, @Mon, @Ott
Boston 4.28 - @Pit, @Wpg, Fla, @CBJ
Calgary 4.04 - @Van, Car, Col, Edm
Steer Clear
Dallas 1.88 - @SJ, @LA
Chicago 2.15 - Phx, @NYI
Columbus 2.57 - @Mon, Nas, Bos
Toronto 2.71 - @NYR, NJ, @Was
Buffalo 2.72 - Phi, Fla, NYR

 

 

 


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Brett Baxter said:

baxpens
Dave - this may help save some time on the Monthly Article Figured I would just go through schedules as everyone wants it before the start of the month so I just did it...

Here ya go man - should save you a little bit of time. The # in ( ) are numbers of games for the upcoming week (ours is a M-Sun league). So those numbers are Monday Nov 28th - Sunday Dec 4th.

16 Games: Calgary (4), Phoenix (3)
15 Games: Colorado (4), Detroit (3), Florida (3), LA (3), Minnesota (4), NYR (3), Ottawa (3), Vancouver (3)
14 Games: Buffalo (3), Carolina (3), Columbus (3), Montreal (3), Nashville (4), NJD (3), NYI (3), STL (3), Washington (3), Winnipeg (3)
13 Games: Anaheim (3), Chicago (3), Dallas (3), Philadelphia (2), Pittsburgh (3), SJ (3), TB (3), Leafs (3)
12 Games: Boston (2), Edmonton (4)
November 25, 2011
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Dave Poleck said:

hockeyrobot
... Glad you're enjoying.

I'll be doing the monthly look at things for next week's article.
November 25, 2011
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Brett Baxter said:

baxpens
Monthly Look Ahead Posted ?? Hey guys - What day or around what day is the monthly look ahead published and posted??

Just wondering as I use these (weekly & monthly reports) to put together a full report for the guys in my league to use in our daily league. I am getting requests already (of course) so before I start going through every teams schedule for the month thought I'd ask.

Did not know if you post same time every month or not. Shoot me an email with the info if possible.
Keep up the great work as always!! Lovin the new Frozen Pool tool so send a thanks to the programmer (or whomever helped) to come up with and get it rolled out!
Brett
November 25, 2011
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