Getzlaf

 

When do your fantasy playoffs start? Does your league mirror the NHL and have your season run right up until game 82? Or do you end it a week early in fear of having your top guns taking a few games off to rest nagging injuries? Either way (I prefer the latter), if you plan your cards right, your sixth seeded team that barely made it could breeze to the finals, subsequently annoying your entire group of friends and giving you bragging rights for the summer.

 

With that being said, you are only going to take advantage of that if you know who to target beforehand. So I give you a look ahead to the three (or four) potential fantasy playoff weeks this season. Use this information wisely now, make trades and additions now. You can bet other managers in your league aren’t thinking about it yet. Unfortunately for this exercise, I am only going to look at the generic Monday to Sunday weekly schedule.

 


March 14 - 20 March 21- 27
Anaheim STL at LA CGY
at DAL at NAS at CHI
Atlanta at NJ PHI at BUF
at NYI VAN OTT
Boston at CBJ at NAS at TOR
NJ MON NYR at PHI
Buffalo CAR ATL NAS
at MON FLA NJ
Calgary PHX COL at ANA
at LA at SJ at EDM
Carolina at BUF TOR NYI
OTT at TB TB
Chicago SJ at DAL at PHX
FLA ANA

Colorado at VAN at CGY at EDM
CBJ TOR at LA
Columbus BOS DET at MIN NJ at COL at PHX VAN
Dallas SJ CHI PHI
ANA at NAS

Detroit WAS at CBJ at NAS
PIT VAN TOR
Edmonton PHX COL

at NAS at STL CGY
Florida PHI TOR NYI
at NYR at CHI at BUF at PIT
Los Angeles at NAS STL ANA
CGY SJ COL
Minnesota at VAN at SJ CBJ MON TOR STL

Montreal WAS TB at NYR at CBJ BUF at BOS WAS
Nashville LA BOS DET at BUF EDM ANA DAL
New Jersey ATL at OTT WAS at CBJ at BOS at PIT at BUF
NY Islanders at NYR at CAR at FLA
at TB ATL PHI
NY Rangers NYI MON at PIT
FLA OTT at BOS
Ottawa PIT NJ TB
at CAR at NYR WAS at ATL
Philadelphia at FLA at ATL at DAL
WAS PIT at NYI BOS
Phoenix at CGY at EDM at VAN CHI STL CBJ SJ
Pittsburgh at OTT NYR

at DET at PHI NJ FLA
San Jose at CHI at DAL MIN STL CGY at LA at PHX
St. Louis at ANA at LA at SJ
at PHX EDM at MIN
Tampa Bay at TOR at MON at OTT
NYI CAR at CAR
Toronto TB at CAR at FLA BOS at MIN at COL at DET
Vancouver MIN COL PHX
at DET at ATL

Washington at MON at DET at NJ
at PHI at OTT at MON










March 28 - April 3 April 4 - 10
Anaheim COL at CGY at SJ DAL SJ LA at LA
Atlanta at MON at PHI at BOS
at NAS at NYR CAR PIT
Boston CHI TOR ATL
at NYR NYI OTT at NJ
Buffalo at TOR NYR at WAS at CAR TB PHI at CBJ
Calgary ANA at STL at COL
EDM VAN

Carolina at WAS MON at NYI BUF DET at ATL TB
Chicago at DET at BOS at CBJ TB at MON STL at DET DET
Colorado at ANA NAS at PHX CGY at STL at DAL DAL EDM
Columbus FLA at WAS CHI STL at DAL at NAS BUF
Dallas at PHX at SJ at ANA at LA CBJ COL at COL at MIN
Detroit CHI STL at NAS MIN at CAR CHI at CHI
Edmonton LA at MIN at VAN
VAN at CGY MIN at COL
Florida at CBJ OTT PIT
at WAS at TB WAS
Los Angeles at EDM at VAN DAL
at LA PHX at ANA ANA
Minnesota at STL EDM TB at DET at VAN at EDM DAL
Montreal ATL at CAR at NJ
CHI at OTT at TOR
Nashville VAN at COL DET
ATL CBJ at STL
New Jersey NYI PHI MON
at PIT TOR at NYR BOS
NY Islanders at NJ NYR CAR
at BOS PIT at PHI
NY Rangers at BUF at NYI at PHI
BOS ATL NJ
Ottawa at TB at FLA TOR
PHI MON at BOS
Philadelphia at PIT ATL at NJ NYR at OTT at BUF NYI
Phoenix DAL COL

at LA SJ at SJ
Pittsburgh PHI at TB at FLA
NJ at NYI at ATL
San Jose DAL ANA

LA at ANA at PHX PHX
St. Louis MIN at DET CGY at CBJ COL at CHI NAS
Tampa Bay OTT PIT at MIN at CHI at BUF FLA at CAR
Toronto BUF at BOS at OTT
WAS at NJ MON
Vancouver at NAS LA EDM
at EDM MIN at CGY
Washington CAR CBJ BUF
at TOR FLA at FLA

 

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.

 

Friday February 11 to Thursday February 17, 2010
Best Bets
Dallas 4.33 - CHI, CBJ, @EDM, @CGY
Boston 4.28 - DET, @DET, TOR, @NYI
San Jose 4.15 - @NJ, @FLA, @NAS, WAS
Los Angeles 4.13 - @WAS, @PHI, @CBJ, @NYR
Washington 4.04 - LA, @PHX, @ANA, @SJ
Steer Clear
Florida 1.81 - SJ, PHI
New Jersey 1.90 - SJ, CAR
Ottawa 2.36 - @EDM, NYI
Tampa Bay 2.76 - CAR, PHI, DET
Detroit 2.77 - @BOS, BOS, @TB
Saturday February 12 to Friday February 18, 2010
Best Bets
Boston 4.40 - @DET, TOR, @NYI, @OTT
Carolina 4.23 - @TB, @ATL, @NJ, PHI
Philadelphia 4.22 - LA, @NYI, @NYR, @COL
Los Angeles 4.13 - @WAS, @PHI, @CBJ, @NYR
Buffalo 4.12 - NYI, @MON, TOR, STL
Steer Clear
New Jersey 1.84 - CAR, NYR
Atlanta 2.00 - CAR, @PHX
Pittsburgh 2.14 - @NYR, @COL
Colorado 2.75 - @NAS, CGY, PIT
Nashville 2.76 - SJ, PHI, DET
Sunday February 13 to Saturday February 19, 2010
Best Bets
Boston 4.40 - @DET, TOR, @NYI, @OTT
Anaheim 4.33 - @EDM, WAS, @MIN, @STL
Dallas 4.33 - CBJ, @EDM, @CGY, @VAN
Los Angeles 4.27 - @PHI, @CBJ, @NYR, @NYI
Philadelphia 4.22 - LA, @NYI, @NYR, @COL
Steer Clear
Chicago 2.00 - MIN, CBJ
Calgary 2.11 - @COL, DAL
Pittsburgh 2.14 - @NYR, @COL
Montreal 2.23 - BUF, @EDM
Nashville 2.76 - SJ, PHI, DET
Monday February 14 to Sunday February 20, 2010
Best Bets
Philadelphia 4.31 - @NYI, @NYR, @COL, @NYR


Washington 4.20 - @PHX, @ANA, @SJ, @BUF
Vancouver 4.00 - @STL, @MIN, @NAS, DAL
Buffalo 3.99 - @MON, TOR, STL, WAS
Minnesota 3.81 - VAN, @CHI, ANA, DET
Steer Clear
Columbus 1.94 - LA, @CHI
Pittsburgh 2.21 - @COL, @CHI
Atlanta 2.33 - @PHX, @EDM
NY Islanders 2.73 - @OTT, BOS, LA
Tuesday February 15 to Monday February 21, 2010
Best Bets
Philadelphia 4.31 - @NYI, @NYR, @COL, @NYR
Florida 4.17 - PHI, DET, @TB, @NYI
Washington 4.10 - @ANA, @SJ, @BUF, @PIT
Buffalo 3.99 - @MON, TOR, STL, WAS
Chicago 3.90 - MIN, CBJ, PIT, @STL
Steer Clear
Calgary 1.86 - DAL, MON
Phoenix 1.90 - ATL, @NAS
Colorado 1.91 - PIT, @SJ
Columbus 1.94 - LA, @CHI
Atlanta 2.33 - @PHX, @EDM
Wednesday February 16 to Tuesday February 22, 2010
Best Bets
Detroit 4.27 - @TB, @FLA, @MIN, SJ
Florida 4.17 - PHI, DET, @TB, @NYI

Minnesota 4.11 - @CHI, ANA, DET, EDM
Washington 4.10 - @ANA, @SJ, @BUF, @PIT
Philadelphia 4.08 - @NYR, @CAR, @NYR, PHX
Steer Clear
Calgary 1.86 - DAL, MON
Colorado 1.91 - PIT, @SJ
Tampa Bay 1.95 - DET, FLA
Ottawa 1.96 - BOS, @TOR
Boston 2.26 - @NYI, @OTT
Thursday February 17 to Wednesday February 23, 2010
Best Bets
Florida 4.39 - DET, @TB, @NYI, @OTT
Detroit 4.27 - @TB, @FLA, @MIN, SJ
Edmonton 4.06 - MON, ATL, @MIN, @COL
Phoenix 4.01 - ATL, @NAS, @PHI, @TB

San Jose 3.99 - WAS, COL, @DET, @PIT
Steer Clear
Calgary 1.86 - MON, BOS
Columbus 1.91 - @CHI, NAS
Dallas 1.99 - @VAN, NJ
Toronto 2.05 - OTT, NYI
Colorado 2.21 - @SJ, EDM
Friday February 18 to Thursday February 24, 2010
Best Bets
Florida 4.39 - DET, @TB, @NYI, @OTT
Philadelphia 4.06 - @COL, @NYR, PHX, NYI
Detroit 4.05 - @FLA, @MIN, SJ, DAL
Minnesota 4.05 - ANA, DET, EDM, @LA
NY Islanders 4.04 - LA, FLA, @TOR, @PHI
Steer Clear
Calgary 1.86 - MON, BOS
Columbus 1.91 - @CHI, NAS
Tampa Bay 1.95 - FLA, PHX
Washington 2.00 - @BUF, @PIT
Boston 2.12 - @OTT, @CGY
Saturday February 19 to Friday February 25, 2010
Best Bets
Florida 4.49 - @TB, @NYI, @OTT, @ATL
Phoenix 4.22 - @NAS, @PHI, @TB, @CBJ
Minnesota 4.15 - DET, EDM, @LA, @ANA
St. Louis 4.13 - ANA, CHI, @VAN, @EDM
Edmonton 4.11 - EDM, @MIN, @COL, STL
Steer Clear
Boston 1.05 - @CGY
Columbus 1.81 - NAS, PHX
Colorado 2.21 - @SJ, EDM
Calgary 2.62 - MON, BOS, SJ
Carolina 2.79 - NJ, NYR, PIT
Sunday February 20 to Saturday February 26, 2010
Best Bets
Pittsburgh 5.20 - @CHI, WAS, SJ, @CAR, @TOR
Minnesota 4.15 - DET, EDM, @LA, @ANA
NY Islanders 4.09 - FLA, @TOR, @PHI, WAS
Philadelphia 4.08 - @NYR, @CAR, @NYR, PHX
Washington 4.07 - @BUF, @PIT, NYR, @NYI
Steer Clear
Columbus 1.81 - NAS, PHX
Anaheim 1.84 - LA, MIN
Boston 2.00 - @CGY, @VAN
Tampa Bay 2.00 @PHX, NJ
Atlanta 2.05 - @BUF, FLA

 


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Dave Poleck said:

hockeyrobot
... Thanks for the heads up guys. Update will be up shortly.
February 15, 2011
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Michal Sk said:

StevenY
Vancouver game missing Please, double check the week 21-27. march. I nearly panicked and traded Luongo when i found out, but fortunately they have 3 games schedulled that week and there is missing Sunday's game (27. march).
February 12, 2011 | url
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Brodie said:

Brodie
... I was just going to point out the same thing!

By the way, that picture of Perry and Getzlaf... hahah they look very graceful.
February 11, 2011
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Suvojit De said:

suvojitde
Monday to Sunday - Vancouver in both listings Thanks Dave for the weekly forecast.

It seems that the Monday - Sunday set has Vancouver in both sets - Best Bets and Steer Clear. Given Vancouver's schedule, I think the Best Bet entry is valid. I did not see any team that has an OTT, ANA, CGY schedule that week that you have attributed to VAN.

Thanks,

Suvojit.
February 11, 2011
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