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With the madness of the NHL Trade Deadline just over a week away, most leagues are likely gearing up for their own deadline as well. Some leagues have it on the exact day as the NHL, while others push it back so it is closer to your playoffs. Whatever the case may base, it’s going to be the last chance you have to make some moves with the opposing managers in your league.

 

The biggest thing for me with any fantasy deadline acquisition is not necessarily who the player is, but how often are they playing during my playoffs. If my team is looking at a 4th place finish and I want to acquire Daniel Sedin for the stretch run, it’s pretty damn worthwhile knowing that Vancouver only plays twice during what will be my first round (Mar 12-18).  This is the exact kind of thing you need to be planning for when making any kind of deadline deal or acquisition.

 

Luckily for you, I have put together a small chart listing how many games teams are playing during the fantasy playoffs and weeks leading up to them. Now I know some leagues start a week early so as to avoid counting stats during the last week of the season. With that in mind I’ve added the March 5 to 11 and 12 to 18 as well so you can also see how often they play during the last week of your season.

 

There are a few Looking Ahead quick hits down below.

 

NOTE: This is for the Monday to Sunday weekly schedule

 

TEAM Mar 5-11 Mar 12-18 Mar 19-25 Mar 26-Apr 1 Apr 2-8 GR
Anaheim 3 4 3 3 3 16
Boston 4 3 4 4 3 18
Buffalo 4 3 4 3 3 17
Calgary 3 4 3 4 2 16
Carolina 4 4 3 3 3 17
Chicago 3 3 3 4 2 15
Colorado 3 4 3 3 2 15
Columbus 4 3 3 4 3 17
Dallas 3 3 3 4 3 16
Detroit 3 3 3 4 3 16
Edmonton 4 4 4 3 3 18
Florida 3 3 4 4 3 17
Los Angeles 4 3 3 4 3 17
Minnesota 3 2 4 4 3 16
Montreal 3 4 3 3 3 16
Nashville 3 4 4 3 3 17
New Jersey 4 3 4 3 3 17
NY Islanders 3 3 3 4 3 16
NY Rangers 4 3 4 4 3 18
Ottawa 3 3 3 3 3 15
Philadelphia 4 4 3 4 3 18
Phoenix 4 4 4 2 3 17
Pittsburgh 4 3 4 4 3 18
San Jose 3 4 4 4 3 18
St. Louis 4 3 3 3 3 16
Tampa Bay 3 3 3 4 4 17
Toronto 4 3 4 3 3 17
Vancouver 3 2 4 4 3 16
Washington 4 3 4 3 3 17
Winnipeg 3 3 3 4 3 16


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 Feb 17 to Thursday Feb 23, 2010
Best Bets
Washington 4.54 - @Fla, @TB, @Car, @Ott
Anaheim 4.46 - @NJ, @Fla, @TB, @Car

San Jose 4.40 - @Car, @Det, @CBJ, @Tor


Vancouver 4.10 - Tor, @Edm, @Nas, @Det
Dallas 3.97 - @Phx, Nas, @Mon, @Chi
Steer Clear
NY Rangers 2.04 - CBJ, @PIT
Ottawa 2.07 - @NYI, Was
Columbus 2.72 - Chi, @NYR, SJ
Minnesota 2.80 - @StL, Bos, @Fla
Florida 2.82 - Was, Ana, Min
Saturday Feb 18 to Friday Feb 24, 2010
Best Bets
Vancouver 5.20 - Tor, @Edm, @Nas, @Det, @NJ
Dallas 4.92 - @Phx, Nas, @Mon, @Chi, Min
Washington 4.39 - @TB, @Car, @Ott, Mon
Chicago 3.96 - @CBJ, StL, Det, Dal
NY Islanders 3.94 - Car, Ott, @Buf, NYR
Steer Clear
Florida 1.96 - Ana, Min
Ottawa 2.07 - @NYI, Was
Buffalo 2.76 - Pit, NYI, Bos
Detroit 2.77 - SJ, @Chi, Van
Nashville 2.81- @Dal, Van, StL
Sunday Feb 19 to Saturday Feb 25, 2010
Best Bets
San Jose 4.31 - @Det, @CBJ, @Tor, @Nas
Washington 4.29 - @Car, @Ott, Mon, @Tor
Boston 4.25 - @Min, @StL, @Buf, @Ott
Vancouver 4.20 - @Edm, @Nas, @Det, @NJ
NY Rangers 4.20 - CBJ, @Pit, @NYI, Buf
Steer Clear
Toronto 2.74 - NJ, SJ, Was
Carolina 2.80 - Wash, Ana, Fla
Columbus 2.84 - @NYR, SJ, Col
Ottawa 2.87 - @NYI, Was, Bos
Calgary 2.89 - Edm, Phx, Phi
Monday Feb 20 to Sunday Feb 26, 2010
Best Bets
San Jose 4.38 - @CBJ, @Tor, @Nas, @Min
Washington 4.29 - @Car, @Ott, Mon, @Tor
Vancouver 4.20 - @Edm, @Nas, @Det, @NJ
Tampa Bay 4.20 - Ana, @Win, @Pit, @NJ
NY Islanders 4.13 - Ott, @Buf, NYR, @Ott
Steer Clear
Nashville 2.59- Van, StL, SJ
Toronto 2.74 - NJ, SJ, Was
Carolina 2.80 - Wash, Ana, Fla
Buffalo 2.81 - NYI, Bos, @NYR
Columbus 2.87 - SJ, Col. @Pit
Tuesday Feb 21 to Monday Feb 27, 2010
Best Bets
Anaheim 4.39 - @TB, @Car, Chi, @Col
San Jose 4.38 - @CBJ, @Tor, @Nas, @Min
Vancouver 4.20 - @Nas, @Det, @NJ, @Dal
Tampa Bay 4.20 - Ana, @Win, @Pit, @NJ
Edmonton 4.13 - @Cgy, Phi, Phx, @Win
Steer Clear
Carolina 1.95 - Ana, Fla
Toronto 2.74 - NJ, SJ, Was
Ottawa 2.76 - Wash, Bos, NYI
Buffalo 2.81 - NYI, Bos, @NYR
Columbus 2.87 - SJ, Col. @Pit
Wednesday Feb 22 to Tuesday Feb 28, 2010
Best Bets
Washington 4.29 - @Ott, Mon, @Tor, NYI

Boston 4.25 - @StL, @Buf, @Ott, Ott


Los Angeles 4.15 - @Col, Chi, @Nas, @Min
Vancouver 4.14 - @Det, @NJ, @Dal, Phx

San Jose 4.12 - @Tor, @Nas, @Min, Phi
Steer Clear
Buffalo 1.72 - Bos, @NYR
Pittsburgh 2.19 - TB, CBJ
Toronto 2.69 - SJ, Was, Fla
Calgary 2.74 - Phx, Phi, STL
Carolina 2.85 - Ana, Fla, Nas
Thursday Feb 23 to Wednesday Feb 29, 2010
Best Bets
St. Louis 4.34 - @Nas, @Wpg, @Cgy, @Edm

Vancouver 4.14 - @Det, @NJ, @Dal, Phx


Anaheim 4.13 - @Car, Chi, @Col, Buf
San Jose 4.12 - @Tor, @Nas, @Min, Phi


Tampa Bay 4.11 - @Win, @Pit, @NJ, Mon
Steer Clear
Florida 1.85 - Was, Ana
Toronto 1.94 - @Van, NJ
Ottawa 2.07 - @NYI, Was
Columbus 2.72 - Chi, @NYR, SJ
Phoenix 2.73 - @LA, Dal, LA
Friday Feb 24 to Thursday Mar 1, 2010
Best Bets
Boston 4.31 - @Buf, @Ott, Ott, NJ
Colorado 4.30 - @CBJ, @Det, Ana, CBJ

St. Louis 4.29 - @Wpg, @Cgy, @Edm, @Van


Florida 4.26 - @Car, Mon, @Tor, @Win
NY Rangers 4.25 - @NYI, Buf, NJ, @Car
Steer Clear
Detroit 2.25 - Col, @CBJ
Carolina 2.67 - Fla, Nas, NYR
Dallas 2.68 - Min, Van, Pit
Ottawa 2.80 - Bos, NYI, @Bos
Nashville 2.80 - SJ, LA, @Car
Saturday Feb 25 to Friday Mar 2, 2010
Best Bets
St. Louis 4.29 - @Wpg, @Cgy, @Edm, @Van
Florida 4.26 - @Car, Mon, @Tor, @Win
NY Rangers 4.25 - Buf, NJ, @Car, @TB
Chicago 4.19 - @LA, @Ana, Tor, @Ott
Anaheim 4.02 - Chi, @Col, Buf, Cgy
Steer Clear
Carolina 2.67 - Fla, Nas, NYR
Nashville 2.80 - SJ, LA, @Car
Winnipeg 2.80 - StL, Edm, Fla
Dallas 2.71 - Van, Pit, @Edm
Toronto 2.84 - Was, Fla, @Chi
Sunday Feb 26 to Saturday Mar 3, 2010
Best Bets
Anaheim 4.93 - Chi, @Col, Buf, Cgy, @LA
Montreal 4.22 - @Fla, @TB, Min, Tor
St. Louis 4.11 - @Cgy, @Edm, @Van, @SJ
NY Islanders 4.08 - @Ott, @Wash, @Phi, @Bos
Florida 4.06 - Mon, @Tor, @Win, Nash
Steer Clear
Winnipeg 1.95 - Edm, Fla
Philadelphia 2.07 - @SJ, NYI
Washington 2.09 - NYI, NJ
Detroit 2.17 - @CBJ, Min
Dallas 2.81 - Van, Pit, @Edm

 

  • The Ducks are still in the race going 3-0-1 in their first four of a eight game road trip. NJ, Florida, Tampa and Carolina up next
  • Boston plays their next five at Win, Min, StL, Buf, Ott
  • Carolina only plays one in their next seven on the road, but follows it with 10 of 12 away from home
  • Losers of nine straight, Chicago ends their eight game road trip with games at MSG and in Columbus on Saturday
  • The Wings still play six of their next eight at the Joe, but face Nashville, San Jose, @Chicago and Vancouver in their next four in a row.
  • Not helping their “Fail For Nail” campaign, Edmonton also play six of eight at home, where they’re 15-8-4
  • San Jose play their next seven on the road where they’re averaging only 2.4 goals per game
  • The Blues play seven of ten on the road (10-12-3) and have a gruelling seven game road trip coming up in March
  • Winnipeg, after Thursday’s game, play eight straight at home (16-9-2)

 

 

 


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Brian Foster said:

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That's gold, Dobber! Gold!" Could not have been better timing to see this today! My team is going to be in the play-offs an will now try make a trade to get Marty St.Louis. Basing that plan on your article the other day about a strong Tampa Bay second half and the fact that the Lightning will be playing back-to-back 4 game weeks to end the regular season. **** Leads me to this Seinfeld reference.... Bania: "Why do they call it Ovaltine? The mug is round; the jar is round... they should call it Roundtine." (pauses) "That's gold, Jerry! Gold!" Check that line out over on the YT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0qm0KUPeD8 THANKS!!!! Brian
February 17, 2012
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