“Schedule rating” is a reflection of the amount of games that a team will play in the seven-day period given, in conjunction with two other factors:
1)    The amount of those games that are played at home.
2)    The quality of team defense that they will be up against.

 

DobberHockey reader Tom Reeve (aka "Reeveta" in our forum) developed a great template for DobberHockey that is quite helpful in allowing me to put together and analyze this information quickly and easily - so kudos to Tom! 

 

The following information is useful if you are in a rotisserie league that makes weekly roster moves. Depending on which day of the week those roster moves take place…you will need to look at the appropriate window below:

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 02 to Sunday April 6, 2008 - end of season-
Best Bets
Tampa Bay 3.42 - three games CAR WAS and ATL
New Jersey 3.05 - three games PHI BOS and NYR
Detroit 2.95 - three games, two at home
Boston 2.86 -three games incl OTT and BUF
NY Rangers 2.76 - three games incl NYIx2
Steer Clear
Edmonton 0.76 - ONE game left on road vs VAN
Colorado 0.95 - ONE game left at home vs MIN
Atlanta 1.26 - ONE game left at home vs TB
Calgary 1.62 - two games, on road vs MIN and VAN
Los Angeles 1.79 - two games, SJ and ANA
Thursday, April 03 to Sunday April 6, 2008 - end of season-
Best Bets
NY Rangers 2.76 - three games incl NYIx2
St. Louis 2.75 - three games
Phoenix 2.66 - three games, incl DALx2
Dallas 2.64 - three games, incl PHOx2
Columbus 2.56 - three games
Steer Clear
Edmonton 0.76 - ONE game left on road vs VAN
Colorado 0.95 - ONE game left at home vs MIN
Pittsburgh .95 - ONE game left on road vs PHI
Carolina 1.16 - ONE game left at home vs FLA
Atlanta 1.26 - ONE game left at home vs TB
Friday, April 04 to Sunday April 6, 2008 - end of season-
Best Bets
Teams with two games left:
FLA, BOS, ANA, NJ
NYR, CHI, STL
CBJ, DAL, PHI, PHO
(in order of who has the easier sched)
Steer Clear
EDM - done for season
SJ, TOR, NYI, CGY have toughest final game
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An explanation about how the actual number ratings should be used: 

The number is a factor you could use to multiply with players point-per-game (ppg). Example: Over a week Ottawa has a 2.1 rating and Montreal has a 4.5 rating. You have to choose between playing Redden or Hamrlik. You may determine that Redden is a 0.6 ppg and Hamrlik is 0.45 ppg. Do the math and it says you should expect 1.26 points out of Redden and 2.025 points out of Hamrlik. So although Redden is the better player, it might be good to pick Hamrlik when factoring in the schedule.

 

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