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Once again, no teams play one game over any of the upcoming seven day schedules, but there are a few anomalies worth pointing out. In the weeks starting on Sunday and Tuesday, there are only two teams that play four games: Carolina and Vancouver in the Sunday-Saturday schedule and Detroit and Phoenix in the Tuesday-Monday schedule. In the week starting this Saturday, there are only three teams with a four game week: Carolina, NY Rangers and New Jersey.

 

On the flip side of things, you will notice some ‘three game teams’ sneaking into the Steer Clear section in the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and next Saturday schedules. So for instance, if you are in a Tuesday-Monday league, 24 of the 30 teams in the League play three  games that week.

 

Poor New Jersey. At the time of last week’s article, they were 2-4-1 while scoring only two goals per game over that span. Now they sit at 2-7-1 and their goals per game has dropped to 1.8. They have only scored more than two goals in two of their ten games thus far in 2009-10. As I mentioned last week, they are now in the midst of a nasty road trip where they face Anaheim, LA, Vancouver and Chicago. The only thing I can say to make you feel better is that both of their wins thus far have come on the road, but even those games only saw them score four goals in total. Yikes.

 

The mighty Tampa Bay Lightning and their League leading offense set off on their first extended road trip of the season, making stops in Phoenix, Anaheim, LA and San Jose. Looking ahead even further, they actually play 9 of their next 11 on the road. It shouldn’t be too much of a worry though; aside from a 6-0 loss in Florida in mid October, they have been able to keep their scoring consistent no matter where they are playing, averaging four goals per game at home and on the road when you exclude that whitewash.

 

On the lighter side of the schedule, both LA and Colorado only play four times in between Friday October 29 and Thursday, November 11. But in both cases, all four games are at home. Nashville, on the other hand, only plays five times over that span, with all five being away from home.

 

With most teams finally approaching the 10 game mark, I plan to re-visit the individual team scores that help formulate the score you see above. Look for the updates to be included in next week’s article. Another thanks to Jason Arbuthnot for making some helpful additions to the Frozen Pool Game Planner.

 

Friday October 29 to Thursday November 4, 2010
Best Bets
NYI 4.15 - four games MON, @PHI, @CAR, @OTT
NYR 4.11 - four games CAR, @TOR, CHI, @PHI
Philadelphia 4.08 - four games @PIT, NYI, CAR, NYR
NJ 4.06 - four games @ANA, @LA, @VAN, @CHI
Carolina 4.04 - four games @NYR, PIT, @PHI, NYI
Steer Clear
Minnesota 1.73 - two games CHI, SJ
Dallas 1.81 - two games BUF, PIT
Calgary 1.83 - two games WAS, DET
LA 1.84 - two games NJ, TB
Edmonton 1.85 - @CHI, VAN
Saturday October 30 to Friday November 5, 2010
Best Bets
Carolina 4.16 - four games PIT, @PHI, NYI, @FLA
NYR 3.93 - four games @TOR, CHI, @PHI, @NJ
NJ 3.82 - four games @LA, @VAN, @CHI, NYR
Pittsburgh 3.43 - three games @CAR, @DAL, @ANA
NYI 3.24 - three games @PHI, @CAR, @OTT
Steer Clear
Edmonton 1.79 - two games VAN, DET
LA 1.84 - two games NJ, TB
Nashville 1.88 - two games @DET, @PHO
St. Louis 1.92 - two games ATL, SJ
Colorado 1.96 - two games CBJ, VAN
Sunday October 31 to Saturday November 6, 2010
Best Bets
Carolina 4.19 - four games @PHI, NYI, @FLA, FLA
Vancouver 3.99 - four games NJ, @EDM, @COL, DET
Ottawa 3.29 - three games @TOR, NYI, @MON
Florida 3.24 - three games ATL, CAR, @CAR
Detroit 3.23 - three games @CAL, @VAN, @EDM
Steer Clear
St. Louis 1.78 - two games SJ, @BOS
Edmonton 1.79 - VAN, DET
Nashville 1.90 - two games @PHO, @LA
Washinton 1.90 - two games TOR, BOS
Colorado 1.96 - two games VAN, DAL
Monday November 1 to Sunday November 7, 2010
Best Bets
Carolina 4.19 - four games @PHI, NYI, @FLA, FLA
Philadelphia 4.17 - four games CAR, NYR, @NYI, @WAS
Chicago 4.07 - four games @NYR, NJ, @ATL, EDM
Vancouver 3.99 - four games NJ, @EDM, @COL, DET
NY Rangers - 3.64 - four games CHI, @PHI, @NJ, STL
Steer Clear
Colorado 1.96 - two games VAN, DAL
LA 1.98 - two games TB, NAS
Calgary 1.99 - two games DET, @MIN
Edmonton 2.72 - three games VAN, DET, @CHI
St. Louis 2.76 - three games SJ, @BOS, @NYR
Tuesday November 2 to Monday November 8, 2010
Best Bets
Detroit 4.05 - four games @CAL, @EDM, @VAN, PHO
Phoenix 4.00 - four games NAS, @DAL, PIT, @DET
Ottawa 3.29 - three games @TOR, NYI, @MON
Florida 3.24 - three games ATL, CAR, @CAR
Vancouver 3.21 - three games @EDM, @COL, DET
Steer Clear
New Jersey 1.83 - two games @CHI, NYR
Colorado 1.96 - two games VAN, DAL
LA 1.98 - two games TB, NAS
Calgary 1.99 - two games DET, @MIN
Edmonton 2.72 - three games VAN, DET, @CHI
Wednesday November 3 to Tuesday November 9, 2010
Best Bets
Carolina 4.33 - four games NYI, @FLA, FLA, EDM
Tampa Bay 4.18 - four games @ANA, @LA, @SJ, TOR
Atlanta 4.08 - four games @FLA, CBJ, CHI, @OTT
Detroit 4.05 - four games @CAL, @EDM, @VAN, PHO
Phoenix 4.00 - four games NAS, @DAL, PIT, @DET
Steer Clear
New Jersey 1.83 - two games @CHI, NYR
LA 1.98 - two games TB, NAS
Minnesota 2.02 - two games CAL, @CBJ
Columbus 2.16 - two games @ATL, MIN
St. Louis 2.76 - three games SJ, @BOS, @NYR
Thursday November 4 to Wednesday November 10, 2010
Best Bets
Phoenix 4.03 - four games @DAL, PIT, @DET, @CHI
St. Louis 3.93 - four games SJ, @BOS, @NYR, @CBJ
Anaheim 3.93 - four games PIT, NAS, @SJ, NYI
NY Rangers 3.74 - four games @PHI, @NJ, STL, WAS
Florida 3.29 - three games CAR, @CAR, TOR
Steer Clear
New Jersey 1.73 - two games NYR, BUF
Dallas 1.87 - two games PHO, @COL
LA 1.98 - two games TB, NAS
Minnesota 2.02 - two games CAL, @CBJ
Nashville 2.12 - two games @LA, @ANA
Friday November 5 to Thursday November 11, 2010
Best Bets
Detroit 4.26 - four games @EDM, @VAN, PHO, EDM
Carolina 4.17 - four games @FLA, FLA, EDM, PHI
Phoenix 4.03 - four games @DAL, PIT, @DET, @CHI
St. Louis 3.97 - four games @BOS, @NYR, @CBJ, NAS
Buffalo 3.96 - four games MON, @TOR, @NJ, @NYR
Steer Clear
New Jersey 1.73 - two games NYR, BUF
Colorado 1.89 - two games DAL, CAL
Columbus 1.91 - two games MIN, STL
LA 1.95 - two games NAS, DAL
Calgary 2.16 - two games @MIN, @COL
Saturday November 6 to Friday November 12, 2010
Best Bets
Tampa Bay 4.18 - four games @SJ, TOR, @WAS, @PIT
Anaheim 4.00 - four games NAS, @SJ, NYI, DAL
St. Louis 3.97 - four games @BOS, @NYR, @CBJ, NAS
Edmonton 3.93 - four games @CHI, @CAR, @DET, @NJ
Phoenix 3.74 - four games PIT, @DET, @CHI, CAL
Steer Clear
LA 1.95 - two games NAS, DAL
Calgary 1.96 - two games @COL, PHO
New Jersey 2.00 - two games BUF, EDM
NY Rangers 2.70 - three games STL, WAS, BUF
Montreal 2.78 - three games OTT, VAN, @BOS
Sunday November 7 to Saturday November 13, 2010
Best Bets
Anaheim 4.00 - four games NAS, @SJ, NYI, DAL
St. Louis 3.97 - four games @BOS, @NYR, @CBJ, NAS
Edmonton 3.93 - four games @CHI, @CAR, @DET, @NJ
Washington 3.89 - four games PHI, @NYR, TB, @BUF
Phoenix 3.68 - four games @DET, @CHI, CAL, STL
Steer Clear
Columbus 1.86 - two games STL, COL
New Jersey 2.00 - two games BUF, EDM
LA 2.11 - two games DAL, NYI
Dallas 2.12 - two games @LA, @AND
Minnesota 2.25 - two games @ATL, @FLA

 

 

 

 


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Pengwin7 said:

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Thanks Thanks DP - love these. One of my must-reads every week for line-up planning.
Super helpful to have them on Friday too!!!
October 29, 2010
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