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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 beginning of December means that most teams are hitting the quarter pole of their regular season. The 20-game mark is usually a pretty good indication as to how teams will play for the rest of the year.

 

A recent road trip is not helping the Los Angeles Kings, who went from 4-4 on the road at the time of last week’s article, to 5-7 through this week. They have Chicago at home on Saturday before heading over to Anaheim for one game, then a nice four game homestand starting Thursday, December 2.

 

The Blue Jackets, currently tied with the Wings for tops in the Western Conference, are an astonishing 8-1 on the road so far this season. Their upcoming schedule doesn’t have any long trips at home or on the road (but look out in January). Mason and Garon have been absolutely fantastic which has led to their score indicator being adjusted twice already in 2010-11.

 

Christmas is coming early for three of the teams in the Northeast Division as Edmonton will begin a trip to Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto this week. The Oilers have been bad wherever they play, and the Sens, Habs and Leafs all sit with winning records at home.

 

The Hurricanes schedule, which has evened out after their lopsided start to the season away from home, is about to take another big jump in the road games column. Seven of their next nine games are away from home and they are really going to have to put some wins together if they want to stay in the East playoff picture.

 

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
Monday November 29 to Sunday December 5, 2010
Best Bets
NY Rangers 4.20 - four games PIT, @NYI, NYI, OTT
Phoenix 4.12 - four games @NAS, @MIN, FLA, @ANA
St. Louis 4.12 - four games @CHI, WAS, @EDM, @VAN
Edmonton 4.08 - four games @OTT, @MON, @TOR, STL
Ottawa 3.94 - four games EDM, SJ, BUF, @NYR
Steer Clear
New Jersey 1.87 - two games MON, @PHI
Buffalo 2.02 - two games CBJ, @OTT
Chicago 2.57 - three games STL, VAN, CAL
Vancouver 2.74 - three games @CAL, @CHI, STL
Columbus 2.75 - three games NAS, @BUF, PIT
Tuesday November 30 to Monday December 6, 2010
Best Bets
Washington 4.22 - four games @STL, @DAL, ATL, TOR





Phoenix 4.12 - four games @NAS, @MIN, FLA, @ANA





St. Louis 4.12 - four games @CHI, WAS, @EDM, @VAN





Boston 4.12 - four games @PHI, TB, @TOR, BUF
Toronto 4.09 - four games TB, EDM, BOS, @WAS
Steer Clear
Los Angeles 1.88 - two games FLA, DET
Carolina 1.90 - two games COL, @NAS
Buffalo 2.02 - two games CBJ, @OTT
Chicago 2.57 - three games STL, VAN, CAL
Anaheim 2.70 - three games FLA, DET, PHO
Wednesday December 1 to Tuesday December 7, 2010
Best Bets
Washington 4.22 - four games @STL, @DAL, ATL, TOR
Boston 4.12 - four games @PHI, TB, @TOR, BUF





Edmonton 4.03 - four games @MON, @TOR, STL, ANA
Montreal 4.02 - four games EDM, @NJ, SJ, OTT
Florida 3.98 - four games @ANA, @LA, @PHO, COL
Steer Clear
Chicago 1.71 - two games VAN, STL
Los Angeles 1.88 - two games FLA, DET
Carolina 1.90 - two games COL, @NAS
Vancouver 2.74 - three games @CAL, @CHI, STL
NY Islanders 2.79 - three games NYR, @NYR, PHI
Thursday December 2 to Wednesday December 8, 2010
Best Bets
Toronto 4.09 - four games TB, EDM, BOS, @WAS
Pittsburgh 4.04 - four games ATL, @CBJ, NJ, TOR
San Jose 4.01 - four games @OTT, @MON, @DET, @PHI
Anaheim 3.93 - four games DET, PHO, @EDM, @VAN
Detroit 3.92 - four games @ANA, @LA, SJ, NAS
Steer Clear
Los Angeles 1.88 - two games FLA, DET
Carolina 1.90 - two games COL, @NAS
Minnesota 2.00 - two games CAL, @DAL
Phoenix 2.13 - two games FLA, @ANA
St. Louis 2.23 - two games @EDM, @VAN
Friday December 3 to Thursday December 9, 2010
Best Bets
Philadelphia 4.20 - four games NJ, @NYI, SJ, @TOR
Calgary 4.04 - four games @MIN, @CHI, TB, @LA
Anaheim 3.93 - four games DET, PHO, @EDM, @VAN
Detroit 3.92 - four games @ANA, @LA, SJ, NAS
Columbus 3.88 - four games @BUF, PIT, DAL, @STL
Steer Clear
Los Angeles 1.74 - two games DET, CAL
Edmonton 1.88 - two games STL, ANA
Carolina 1.90 - two games COL, @NAS
Tampa Bay 1.90 - two games COL, @CAL
Atlanta 1.91 - two games @WAS, NAS
Saturday December 4 to Friday December 10, 2010
Best Bets
Ottawa 4.52 - five games BUF, @NYR, @MON, NYR, NJ
Philadelphia 4.20 - four games NJ, @NYI, SJ, @TOR
Calgary 4.12 - four games @CHI, TB, @LA, @ANA
Dallas 3.99 - four games MIN, @CBJ, @CHI, CAR
Anaheim 3.91 - four games PHO, @EDM, @VAN, CAL
Steer Clear
Los Angeles 1.74 - two games DET, CAL
NY Islanders 1.82 - two games PHI, @BOS
Vancouver 1.88 - two games STL, ANA
Chicago 1.89 - two games CAL, DAL
NY Rangers - 2.04 - two games OTT, @OTT
Sunday December 5 to Saturday December 11, 2010
Best Bets
Philadelphia 4.25 - four games @NYI, SJ, @TOR, @BOS
Calgary 4.12 - four games @CHI, TB, @LA, @ANA
Dallas 3.95 - four games @CBJ, @CHI, CAR, @PHO
Anaheim 3.91 - four games PHO, @EDM, @VAN, CAL
Toronto 3.89 - four games @WAS, @PIT, PHI, MON
Steer Clear
Los Angeles 1.81 - two games CAL, MIN
Minnesota 1.90 - two games @PHO, @LA
Edmonton 2.08 - two games ANA, TB
Carolina 2.09 - two games @DAL, @STL
Buffalo 2.82 - three games @BOS, SJ, PIT

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Mabus said:

mabus
... ...ok I'm an idiot that can't read past the first paragraph. Great article and thanks for making it usable no matter when your week starts.

Mabus
November 26, 2010
Votes: +1

Mabus said:

mabus
... Very interesting, but given that the default settings for weekly line-up changes for ESPN, Yahoo, Fantrax and CBS leagues all take place on Mondays, I don't have any idea why you would start your period on a Friday, making the info useless to at least 90% or more of the readers (I'm assuming). Maybe I'm out to lunch. Great info for the less than 10% of the leagues this applies to. Hopefully it can be tweaked for the rest of us.

Mabus
November 26, 2010
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