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Those who took advantage of the Rangers’ five game stretch mentioned in last week’s article probably have been pretty happy so far, especially if they own Marian Gaborik. Thanks in part to their 8-2 win over the Oilers last weekend, New York has averaged 4.6 goals in the first three games of that five game trip, which concludes with games in Colorado and Calgary. Speaking of the Flames, Calgary has their own five game week if you’re in a Sunday to Saturday league. Unfortunately for any their owners, it’s part of a five game road trip with stops in Detroit, New York, New Jersey, Philly and Pittsburgh. Yuck!

 

The Blues have absolutely fallen apart defensively over the past week and a half (don’t forget the injuries they have), losing five straight and allowing 29 goals over that period. However, four of those five games were away from St. Louis, as they have still yet to lose in regulation at home. Thankfully, they can hope to get things back on track with two straight games in St. Louis against Ottawa and New Jersey. Then again, this may just be the injury bug hitting them at the wrong time rather than a team that is significantly better at home than on the road. Time will tell.

 

Two of the teams sitting near the top of their respective Conferences look like they do fit into the category of teams that are much better at home. The Kings are 8-1 in LA, while only 4-4 on the road They play five of their next six on the road, then head home for a four game stand, then back on the road for five in a row and seven of their next nine. Such is life as a Western Conference team.

 

The NHL leading Washington Capitals are 10-1 at home, but only 4-3-1 on the road. They play three away games this upcoming week and have five of their next eight on the road before a nice four game home stand in mid December.

 

Probably the best looking week on the chart below is for the Boston Bruins on the Monday to Tuesday schedule; they play @Tampa, @Florida, Carolina and @Atlanta. Remember, the Bruins 7-1 on the road. Carolina and Atlanta respectively rank 28th and 29th in goals against per game, and the Lightning are 22nd.

 

Over the next three weeks, the Canes, Devils, Isles and Canucks all play a League low eight games. Islanders’ owners are actually lucky enough to have them only play one game during the Thursday to Wednesday schedule this week; saves you the trouble of being forced to play any of them. Over the same span, the Flames play a league-high of 12 games.

 

Friday November 19 to Thursday November 25, 2010
Best Bets
Colorado 4.26 - four games NYR, @DAL, @VAN, @EDM
Columbus 4.23 - four games @SJ, @ANA, NAS, @NYI
NY Rangers 4.22 - four games @COL, @MIN, CAL, @TB
Washington 4.07 - four games @ATL, PHI, @NJ, @CAR
LA 3.91 - four games @BUF, @BOS, @OTT, @MON
Steer Clear
SJ 1.90 - two games CBJ, CHI
Toronto 2.04 - two games @MON, DAL
Anaheim 2.11 - two games CBJ, EDM
Tampa Bay 2.64 - three games @BUF, BOS, NYR
Edmonton 2.87 = three games PHO, @ANA, @PHO
Saturday November 20 to Friday November 26, 2010
Best Bets
Dallas 4.18 - four games COL, @TOR, @OTT, STL
NY Rangers 4.17 - four games @MIN, CAL, @TB, @FLA
Montreal 4.15 - four games TOR, @PHI, LA, @ATL
Boston 4.12 - four games LA, @TB, @FLA, CAR
New Jersey 4.04 - four games @STL, WAS, CAL, @NYI
Steer Clear
Phoenix 2.10 - two games @VAN, EDM
Anaheim 2.11 - two games CBJ, EDM
Minnesota 2.86 - three games NYR, PHI, NAS
Carolina 2.71 - three games NAS, WAS, @BOS
San Jose 2.85 - three games CBJ, CHI, @VAN
Sunday November 21 to Saturday November 27, 2010
Best Bets
Calgary 4.98 - five games @DET, @NYR, @NJ, @PHI, @PIT
NY Rangers 4.17 - four games @MIN, CAL, @TB, @FLA
Ottawa 4.09 - four games LA, DAL, @PIT, TOR
Dallas 4.08 - four games @TOR, @OTT, STL, @STL
Edmonton 4.04 - four games @ANA, @PHO, COL, SJ
Steer Clear
Carolina 1.85 - two games WAS, @BOS
Vancouver 2.82 - three games PHO, COL, SJ
Atlanta 2.87 - three games NYI, DET, MON
Columbus 2.93 - three games NAS, @NYI, DET
Minnesota 2.93 - three games PHI, NAS, @COL
Monday November 22 to Sunday November 28, 2010
Best Bets
Boston 4.38 - four games @TB, @FLA, CAR, @ATL
NY Rangers 4.17 - four games CAL, @TB, @FLA, @NAS
Ottawa 4.09 - four games LA, DAL, @PIT, TOR
Dallas 4.08 - four games @TOR, @OTT, STL, @STL
Calgary 4.01 - four games @NYR, @NJ, @PHI, @PIT
Steer Clear
NY Islanders 1.81 - two games CBJ, NJ
Anaheim 1.86 - two games CHI, @PHO
Vancouver 2.00 - two games COL, SJ
Phoenix 2.18 - two games EDM, ANA
Atlanta 2.61 - three games DET, MON, BOS
Tuesday November 23 to Monday November 29, 2010
Best Bets
Ottawa 4.35 - four games DAL, @PIT, TOR, EDM
NY Rangers 4.18 - four games @TB, @FLA, @NAS, PIT
Edmonton 3.98 - four games @PHO, COL, SJ, @OTT
Minnesota 3.98 - four games PHI, NAS, @COL, @CAL
Carolina 3.94 - four games WAS, @BOS ,@WAS, DAL
Steer Clear
NY Islanders 1.81 - two games CBJ, NJ
Vancouver 2.00 - two games COL, SJ
Toronto 2.01 - two games @BUF, @OTT
Phoenix 2.18 - two games EDM, ANA
Atlanta 2.61 - three games DET, MON, BOS
Wednesday November 24 to Tuesday November 30, 2010
Best Bets
Ottawa 4.35 - four games DAL, @PIT, TOR, EDM
Detroit 4.20 - four games @ATL, @CBJ, CBJ, @SJ
NY Rangers 4.18 - four games @TB, @FLA, @NAS, PIT
St. Louis 4.18 - four games @NAS, @DAL, DAL, CHI
Tampa Bay 4.14 - four games NYR, @WAS, FLA, @TOR
Steer Clear
NY Islanders 1.81 - two games CBJ, NJ
Phoenix 1.97 - two games ANA, @NAS
Vancouver 2.00 - two games COL, SJ
Anaheim 2.75 - three games CHI, @PHO, LA
Philadelphia 2.84 - three games @MIN, CAL, @NJ
Thursday November 25 to Wednesday December 1, 2010
Best Bets
St. Louis 4.18 - four games @NAS, @DAL, DAL, CHI
Edmonton 4.07 - four games COL, SJ, @OTT, @MON
Minnesota 3.88 - four games NAS, @COL, @CAL, PHO
Calgary 3.79 - four games @PHI, @PIT, MIN, VAN
Anaheim 3.75 - four games CHI, @PHO, LA, FLA
Steer Clear
NY Islanders 0.86 - one games NJ
Vancouver 2.00 - two games SJ, CAL
LA 2.08 - two games CHI, @ANA
Buffalo 2.09 - two games TOR, @MON
New Jersey 2.11 - two games @NYI, PHI
Friday November 26 to Thursday December 2, 2010
Best Bets
Ottawa 4.27 - four games @PIT, TOR, EDM, SJ
Edmonton 4.23 - four games SJ, @OTT, @MON, @TOR
Toronto 4.23 - four games @BUF, @OTT, TB, EDM
NY Rangers 4.20 - four games @FLA, @NAS, PIT, @NYI
St. Louis 4.18 - four games @NAS, @DAL, DAL, CHI
Steer Clear
NY Islanders 1.74 - two games NJ, NYR
Colorado 1.90 - two games MIN, ATL
Vancouver 2.00 - two games SJ, CAL
Buffalo 2.09 - two games TOR, @MON
Columbus 2.71 - three games DET, @DET, NAS
Saturday November 27 to Friday December 3, 2010
Best Bets
Edmonton 4.23 - four games SJ, @OTT, @MON, @TOR
NY Rangers 4.20 - four games @NAS, PIT, @NYI, NYI
Minnesota 3.98 - four games @COL, @CAL, PHO, Cal
Calgary 3.72 - four games @PIT, MIN, VAN, @MIN
Anaheim 3.68 - four games @PHO, LA, FLA, DET
Steer Clear
Philadelphia 1.76 - @NJ, BOS
NJ 1.82 - two games PHI, MON
NY Islanders 1.87 - two games NYR, @NYR
Buffalo 1.96 - two games @MON, CBJ
Vancouver 2.10 - two games @CAL, @COL
Sunday November 28 to Saturday December 4, 2010
Best Bets
Boston 4.43 - four games @ATL, @PHI, TB, @TOR
Edmonton 4.14 - four games @OTT, @MON, @TOR, STL
Detroit 4.12 - four games CBJ, @SJ, @ANA, @LA
Atlanta 4.09 - four games BOS, @COL, @WAS, @PIT
Washinton 4.08 - four games CAR, @STL, @DAL, ATL
Steer Clear
Philadelphia 1.67 - BOS, NJ
Chicago 1.71 - two games STL, VAN
NY Islanders 1.87 - two games NYR, @NYR
NJ 1.92 - two games MON, @PHI
Buffalo 2.02 - two games CBJ, @OTT

 


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buffalosoldier66 said:

Sheepdogged
... If that is the case then what determines "Weak Opponents"? Points per game? Overall record? I have never really used the numbers for anything. I look at the teams in the Best Bets catergory and go with that. However, I also usually go with whomever is available in my lineup. Only two roster moves a week limits my ability to pick up players and drop others with any frequency.
November 19, 2010
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Badgers Badgers said:

BadgersBadgers
... It basically boils down to More Games + Weak Opponents = Big Number; Less Games + Strong Opponents = Small Number. Start players from teams with big numbers. Hope that helps.
November 19, 2010
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Badgers Badgers said:

BadgersBadgers
... Not sure how he calculates it buffalosoldier66, but it's probably something along the lines of Number of Games / Opponent Strength with strong teams >1 and weak teams
November 19, 2010
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buffalosoldier66 said:

Sheepdogged
... Can you tell me what the numbers next to the team names are? I'm a little lost there. Thanks.
November 19, 2010
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