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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.

 

Since next Friday is the 30th, I figured some people might want to take an early advantage of some games played differences for the month of January.


Monthly Look Ahead


A month ago, only five points separated first from 15th in the entire NHL. That difference has now doubled to 10 points, although there are some discrepancies in games played. For instance, the Sharks have only played 31 games thus far, while Chicago, Florida, Carolina, Colorado and Ottawa have played 35. The Habs sit at the top of the list at 36 games played already.

 

Things slow down about in the month of January because of a five day, All Star Game break at the end of the month, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t variances in the schedule.

 

14 Games: Ottawa, San Jose
13 Games: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Edmonton, Nashville, Long Island, Philadelphia, Winnipeg
12 Games: Anaheim, Buffalo, Calgary, Carolina, Colorado, Columbus, New Jersey, New York, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Tampa Bay, Toronto, Washington
11 Games: Dallas, Los Angeles, Montreal, St.Louis, Vancouver
10 Games: Minnesota
9 Games: Florida

 

January Trade Suggestion


First I have to take a look back at my suggestion for the month of December. I suggested trying to make a deal using RNH (12 games in the month) to grab Jarome Iginla, who played 16 games. Through 12 of those games, Iggy has six goals and eight assists, while the rookie only has two goals and five assists in nine games this month. We all knew it was coming for Iginla, I just hope every capitalized when you could buy low.

 

Of the two teams that play 14 games in January, San Jose is obviously the sexier option. If you’ve been banking off of the amazing start from the trio is Florida, this is your time to make a deal. In most league formats, I would send Fleischmann, Weiss or Versteeg for a Marleau or Pavelski, both of whom are struggling right now, in a heartbeat. Both Sharks give you multiple position eligibility, and as mentioned, their values are pretty low right now. Another bonus is that the Sharks have played a League low 31 games thus far, so they’ll still have some catching up to do after a busy January.

 

Happy Holidays to everyone at DobberHockey!

 

Friday Dec 23 to Thursday Dec 29, 2010
Best Bets
Los Angeles 4.18 - @SJ, Phx, @Chi, @Win
Colorado 4.12 - TB, @Min, Win, Phx
Phoenix 4.10 - StL, @LA, Bos, @Col
Vancouver 3.99 - Cgy, Edm, @SJ, @Ana
Carolina 3.89 - Ott, NJ, @Pit, Tor
Steer Clear
Anaheim 1.79 - @SJ, Van
Buffalo 1.81 - Was, @NJ
Detroit 1.86 - @Nas, StL
Chicago 1.89 - CBJ, LA
Florida 1.94 - @Bos, Tor
Saturday Dec 24 to Friday Dec 30, 2010
Best Bets
Calgary 3.54 - @CBJ, @NYI, @Ott
Los Angeles 3.20 - Phx, @Chi, @Win
Colorado 3.12 - @Min, Win, Phx
NY Rangers 3.05 - NYI, @Was, @Fla
Columbus 3.04 - @Chi, Cgy, @Dal
Steer Clear
Boston 1.04 - @Phx
Anaheim 1.79 - @SJ, Van
San Jose 1.79 - Ana, Van
Tampa Bay 1.82 - Phi, Mon
Ottawa 1.85 - Mon, Cgy
Sunday Dec 25 to Saturday Dec 31, 2010
Best Bets
Colorado 4.20 - @Min, Win, Phx, @Ana
Phoenix 4.11 - @LA, Bos, @Col, @Min
Los Angeles 4.02 - Phx, @Chi, @Win, Van
Washington 4.00 - @Buf, NYR, Buf, CBJ
Minnesota 3.97 - Col, @Nas, Edm, Phx
Steer Clear
San Jose 1.79 - Ana, Van
Philadelphia 2.01 - @TB, @Pit
Boston 2.07 - @Phx, @Dal
Florida 2.73 - Tor, NYR, Mon
Tampa Bay 2.81 - Phi, Mon, Car
Monday Dec 26 to Sunday Jan 1, 2010
Best Bets
Calgary 4.43 - @CBJ, @NYI, @Ott, @Nas
Colorado 4.20 - @Min, Win, Phx, @Ana
Phoenix 4.11 - @LA, Bos, @Col, @Min
Los Angeles 4.02 - Phx, @Chi, @Win, Van
Washington 4.00 - @Buf, NYR, Buf, @CBJ
Steer Clear
San Jose 1.79 - Ana, Van
Philadelphia 2.01 - @TB, @Pit
Boston 2.07 - @Phx, @Dal
Florida 2.73 - Tor, NYR, Mon
Tampa Bay 2.81 - Phi, Mon, Car
Tuesday Dec 27 to Monday Jan 2, 2010
Best Bets
Calgary 4.43 - @CBJ, @NYI, @Ott, @Nas
Los Angeles 4.28 - @Chi, @Win, Van, Col
Colorado 4.04 - Win, Phx, @Ana, @LA
Vancouver 3.85 - @SJ, @Ana, @LA, SJ
Ottawa 3.80 - Mon, Cgy, @Buf, NJ
Steer Clear
San Jose 1.77 - Van, @Van
Dallas 1.88 - CBJ, Bos
NY Islanders 1.93 - Cgy, Edm
Anaheim 2.01 - Van, Col
Boston 2.07 - @Phx, @Dal
Wednesday Dec 28 to Tuesday Jan 3, 2010
Best Bets
Edmonton 4.36 - @Min, @NYI, @Chi, @Buf

Los Angeles 4.28 - @Chi, @Win, Van, Col


Phoenix 4.27 - Bos, @Col, @Min, @StL
Calgary 4.15 - @NYI, @Ott, @Nas, @Was

Washington 3.94 - NYR, Buf, @CBJ, Cgy
Steer Clear
Florida 1.69 - NYR, Mon
San Jose 1.77 - Van, @Van
Philadelphia 1.73 - @Pit, NYR
Columbus 1.85 - @Dal, Was
Winnipeg 1.86 - LA, Tor
Thursday Dec 29 to Wednesday Jan 4, 2010
Best Bets
Edmonton 4.36 - @Min, @NYI, @Chi, @Buf
Calgary 4.15 - @NYI, @Ott, @Nas, @Was
Vancouver 3.84 - @Ana, @LA, SJ, Min

Phoenix 3.46 - @Col, @Min, @StL
Toronto 3.32 - @Car, @Win, TB

Steer Clear
Florida 1.69 - NYR, Mon
Philadelphia 1.73 - @Pit, NYR
Columbus 1.85 - @Dal, Was
Chicago 1.92 - Det, Edm
Pittsburgh 1.95 - Phi, @NJ
Friday Dec 30 to Thursday Jan 5, 2010
Best Bets
Edmonton 4.37 - @NYI, @Chi, @Buf, @StL
Ottawa 3.93 - Cgy, @Buf, NJ, TB
Calgary 3.83 - @Ott, @Nas, @Was, @Bos
St. Louis 3.76 - Nas, @Det, Phx, Edm
Toronto 3.34 - @Win, TB. Win
Steer Clear
Pittburgh 1.00 - @NJ
Philadelphia 1.75 - NYR, Chi
Columbus 1.79 - Wash, @SJ
Minnesota 1.84 - Phx, @Van
Colorado 1.99 - @Ana, @LA
Saturday Dec 31 to Friday Jan 6, 2010
Best Bets
Edmonton 4.37 - @NYI, @Chi, @Buf, @StL
New Jersey 3.73 - Pit, @Ott, Bos, Fla
Toronto 3.34 - @Win, TB. Win
Tampa Bay 3.29 - Car, @Tor, @Ott
Chicago 3.19 - Edm, @Phi, Col
Steer Clear
Philadelphia 1.75 - NYR, Chi
Columbus 1.79 - Wash, @SJ
Pittburgh 1.82 - @NJ, NYR
Minnesota 1.84 - Phx, @Van
Nashville 1.99 - Cgy, Dal
Sunday Jan 1 to Saturday Jan 7, 2010
Best Bets
Edmonton 4.18 - @Chi, @Buf, @StL, @Dal
San Jose 3.87 - @Van, @Ana, CBJ, Was
New Jersey 3.82 - @Ott, Bos, Fla, @Pit
Calgary 3.65 - @Nas, @Wash, @Bos, Min
Tampa Bay 3.26 - @Tor, @Ott, @Mon
Steer Clear
Pittsburgh 1.72 - NYR, NJ
Columbus 1.88 - @SJ, @LA
Florida 1.91 - @NYR, @NJ
Washington 1.96 - Cgy, @SJ
Anaheim 1.98 - SJ, NYI

 


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shaun b said:

shingy
Thanks This info is great. Thanks.

Marleau and Pavs...

Both are playing pretty good in the last few games. Fleishmann for Marleau or Pavelski...I wish.
December 24, 2011
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Brett Baxter said:

baxpens
Thanks for the Monthly Look Ahead being put in early... Your welcome as well! I appreciate the Thank you posted in last month's edition for sending. Since I always do it, I figure it helps out a fellow Fantasy writer and all the poolies out there always "Looking Ahead" to get one up on the rest of their League!

Happy Holidays!
December 24, 2011
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