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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.

 

For the first time in a long time, the Wings are your top play for a weekly schedule (Monday-Sunday). They’ve also scored 10 goals in their last two games against Anaheim and Colorado, with increased efforts from Franzen, Filppula, Cleary and Kronwall. With Dubnyk getting smoked by the Bruins on the Thursday, the Wings will face Khabibulin and  the Oilers on Friday, and Kari Lehtonen and the Stars on Saturday. What would have been two more five goal games last year is now expected to be two defensive matchups. Detroit has also strengthened their play on the back end, allowing only 2.38 goals per game so far.

 

The Kings have now lost six of their last seven, and get to play the white hot Wild on Saturday night. While losing six of seven is never a good thing, four of those losses came against Edmonton, Pittsburgh, San Jose and Vancouver. They have a home and home against the struggling Ducks next week, which will see Jonathan Bernier get some more action. It might be the break that he needs to even out the playing time between him and Quick.

 

From the bad to the good (but kind of bad) ; the New York Rangers have now won five in a row. While Marian Gaborik and Derek Stepan have seven points each in those five wins, Brad Richards only has a goal and an assist, while Dubinsky and Callahan only have a point each in their last four. They won’t have much of a chance to improve on those stats for a while, as they play a league low seven times in the next 21 days.

 

Pittsburgh’s window has games played leader has all but closed as they’re back in the “Best Bets” section after a two game week last week. We all know Sidney Crosby will not be returning this weekend, but fantasy owners should be praying for a return for their awesome Tuesday-Monday schedule this week. They face Colorado, Tampa Bay, Florida and Long Island in that span.

 

Friday Nov 11 to Thursday Nov 17, 2010
Best Bets
Minnesota 4.35 - @LA, @Ana, @CBJ, Col
Ottawa 4.34 - @Buf, @Tor, @Cgy, @Edm
Pittsburgh 4.32 - Dal, @Car, Col, @TB
Montreal 4.04 - @Nas, Buf, Car, @NYI
Washington 4.02 - @NJ, NJ, @Nas, @Wpg
Steer Clear
San Jose 1.91 - Phx, Det
NY Rangers 2.20 - Car, @NYI
NY Islanders 2.59 - @Van, NYR, Mon
Nashville 2.73 - Mon, Was, Tor
Chicago 2.84 - Cgy, Edm, @Van
Saturday Nov 12 to Friday Nov 18, 2010
Best Bets
Minnesota 4.35 - @LA, @Ana, @CBJ, Col
Montreal 4.04 - @Nas, Buf, Car, @NYI
Colorado 3.89 - Cgy, @Pit, @Min, Dal
Buffalo 3.85 - @Bos, @Mon, NJ, @Car
Carolina 3.68 - Pit, Phi, @Mon, Buf
Steer Clear
NY Rangers 1.20 - @NYI
San Jose 1.91 - Phx, Det
Vancouver 2.03 - NYI, Chi
Edmonton 2.07 - @Chi, Ott
NY Islanders 2.59 - @Van, NYR, Mon
Sunday Nov 13 to Saturday Nov 19, 2010
Best Bets
Minnesota 4.43 - @Ana, @CBJ, Col, StL
Philadelphia 4.32 - @Fla, @Car, Phx, @Wpg
Chicago 3.99 - Edm, @Van, @Cgy, @Edm
Montreal 3.97 - Buf, Car, @NYI, NYR
Buffalo 3.89 - @Mon, NJ, @Car, Phx
Steer Clear
Calgary 1.97 - Ott, Chi
San Jose 2.00 - Det, @Dal
Vancouver 2.03 - NYI, Chi
Ottawa 2.14 - @Cgy, @Edm
NY Rangers 2.17 - @NYI, @Mon
Monday Nov 14 to Sunday Nov 20, 2010
Best Bets
Detroit 4.03 - @StL, @SJ, @LA, @Ana
Montreal 3.97 - Buf, Car, @NYI, NYR
Carolina 3.90 - Phi, @Mon, Buf, Tor
Buffalo 3.89 - @Mon, NJ, @Car, Phx
Colorado 3.80 - @Pit, @Min, Dal, SJ
Steer Clear
Calgary 1.97 - Ott, Chi
Edmonton 1.97 - Ott, Chi
Vancouver 1.97 - NYI, Ott
NY Rangers 2.17 - @NYI, @Mon
NY Islanders 2.17 - NYR, Mon
Tuesday Nov 15 to Monday Nov 21, 2010
Best Bets
Pittsburgh 4.44 - Colorado, @TB, @Fla, NYI
Washington 4.21 - @Nas, @Win, @Tor, Phx
Phoenix 4.15 - @Tor, @Phi, @Buf, @Was
Boston 4.14 - NJ, CBJ, @NYI, @Mon
Dallas 4.10 - Fla, @Col, SJ, Edm
Steer Clear
Tampa Bay 1.73 - Pit, NJ
Winnipeg 1.77 - Wash, Phi
Vancouver 1.97 - Chi, Ott
NY Rangers 2.17 - @NYI, @Mon
Anaheim 2.70 - @LA, LA, Det
Wednesday Nov 16 to Tuesday Nov 22, 2010
Best Bets
Los Angeles 4.09 - Ana, @Ana, Det, @StL

Carolina 4.00 - @Mon, Tor, Buf, @Phi


Toronto 3.90 - @Nas, Wash, @Car, @TB
Edmonton 3.89 - Ott, Chi, @Dal, @Nas

Montreal 3.83 - Car, @NYI, NYR, Bos
Steer Clear
NY Rangers 0.96 - @Mon
Winnipeg 1.77 - Wash, Phi
Ottawa 1.95 - @Edm, @Van
Vancouver 1.97 - Chi, Ott
Calgary 2.12 - Chi, @CBJ
Thursday Nov 17 to Wednesday Nov 23, 2010
Best Bets
Washington 4.44 - @Win, @Tor, Phx, Win
Philadelphia 4.37 - Phx, @Win, Car, @NYI
Boston 4.29 - CBJ, @NYI, @Mon, @Buf

San Jose 4.25 - Det, @Dal, @Col, Chi
Pittsburgh 4.22 - @TB, @Fla, NYI, StL

Steer Clear
Ottawa 1.95 - @Edm, @Van
NY Rangers 2.01 - @Mon, @FLa
Vancouver 2.36 - Ott, @Col
Winnipeg 2.67 - Wash, Phi, @Wash
Tampa Bay 2.77 - Pit, NJ, Tor
Friday Nov 18 to Thursday Nov 24, 2010
Best Bets
Dallas 3.98 - @Col, SJ, Edm, LA
Carolina 3.91 - Buf, Tor, @Phi, Mon
Philadelphia 3.44 - @Win, Car, @NYI
San Jose 3.28 - @Dal, @Col, Chi
New Jersey 3.22 - @TB, @Fla, CBJ
Steer Clear
Ottawa 0.90 - @Van
Minnesota 1.78 - StL, Nash
Winnipeg 1.85 - Phi, @Wash
Tampa Bay 1.94 - NJ, Tor
Anaheim 2.01 - Det, @Phx
Saturday Nov 19 to Friday Nov 25, 2010
Best Bets
New Jersey 4.33 - @TB, @Fla, CBJ, @NYI
Philadelphia 4.30 - @Win, Car, @NYI, Mon
Boston 4.19 - @NYI, @Mon, @Buf, Det
Pittsburgh 4.15 - @Fla, NYI, StL, Ott
Carolina 4.07 - Tor, @Phi, Mon, Win
Steer Clear
Colorado 1.70 - SJ, Van
Ottawa 1.82 - @Van, @Pit
Minnesota 2.73 - StL, Nash, Edm
NY Rangers 2.91 - @Mon, @Fla, @Was
Buffalo 2.93 - Phx, Bos, @CBJ
Sunday Nov 20 to Saturday Nov 26, 2010
Best Bets
New Jersey 4.43 - @Fla, CBJ, @NYI, NYI
Vancouver 4.37 - Ott, @Col, @Phx, @SJ
Edmonton 4.31 - @Dal, @Nas, @Min, @Col
Boston 4.09 - @Mon, @Buf, Det, Win
Carolina 4.07 - Tor, @Phi, Mon, Win
Steer Clear
Minnesota 1.75 - Nash, Edm
Ottawa 1.82 - @Van, @Pit
Colorado 2.65 - SJ, Van, Edm
St. Louis 2.72 - LA, @Pit, Cgy
Buffalo 2.81 - Bos, @CBJ, Wash

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