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Fantasy hockey forecaster: October 8 - 14

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A fresh year and fresh look.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

We here at Fake Teams are always looking for ways to improve. Given some self-reflection coupled with some feedback last year I’m hoping this new format will help you win each week of your fantasy season and ultimately the championship. Below are three separate sections:

  1. (NEW) Each team’s ranking for goalies, forwards, PK and PP against the other teams in the league. As of now it’s so early in the year that we are using last year’s total stats to run this off. Once we get around 3 weeks in we will switch to this season
  2. (NEW) The Three. I will provide, three players who are on fire (this might not even be points wise, it might be an uptick in play that signals to me they are on the cusp of some point production), three players who are cooling off (this will also include players that aren’t materializing the way we expect) and finally three free agent pickups (among all players under 50% owned, preferably some in the single digits and some that are close to 50 to feed all different sizes of leagues).
  3. (OLD) The schedule which will show each team they play and what the individual rankings are for each matchup, this is more useful in the daily leagues where you are looking at individual matchups

Team Rankings 10/8 - 14

Rank Team Games Goalie (30 Best, 1 Worst) Forward (30 Best, 1 Worst) PK (30 Best, 1 Worst) PP (30 Best, 1 Worst)
Rank Team Games Goalie (30 Best, 1 Worst) Forward (30 Best, 1 Worst) PK (30 Best, 1 Worst) PP (30 Best, 1 Worst)
1 Minnesota Wild 2 21 31 24 28
2 Boston Bruins 3 29 24 31 14
3 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 20 20 21 29
4 Colorado Avalanche 3 31 11 23 24
5 Anaheim Ducks 4 28 18 20 22
6 Florida Panthers 2 23 16 17 30
7 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 23 16 17 30
8 Buffalo Sabres 3 26 27 11 18
9 San Jose Sharks 4 17 30 13 21
10 Vancouver Canucks 3 18 28 8 27
11 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 25 11 19 23
12 Philadelphia Flyers 3 9 24 27 12
13 Chicago Blackhawks 2 18 1 25 26
14 Los Angeles Kings 3 12 23 16 19
15 Arizona Coyotes 2 27 21 3 17
16 Columbus Blue Jackets 3 8 28 6 24
17 New York Rangers 2 21 10 30 1
18 Vegas Golden Knights 4 15 24 2 20
19 St. Louis Blues 3 30 6 15 8
20 New Jersey Devils 2 11 19 22 6
21 Calgary Flames 3 9 5 28 14
22 Nashville Predators 3 14 14 12 11
23 Winnipeg Jets 3 6 9 26 8
24 New York Islanders 2 7 8 29 2
25 Washington Capitals 3 3 15 14 12
26 Edmonton Oilers 2 4 22 10 3
27 Carolina Hurricanes 3 13 2 5 14
28 Montreal Canadiens 2 4 13 7 5
29 Dallas Stars 2 15 4 1 7
30 Ottawa Senators 3 1 3 9 8
31 Detroit Red Wings 3 2 7 4 4

3 players who are on fire

  1. Auston Matthews (100% owned) 5 goals through his first three games.
  2. Jonathan Toews (86% owned) his ownership is about to vault up real quick, watch for the Blackhawks to rebound this year, they aren’t completely tertiary yet.
  3. Tyler Seguin (100% owned) Two games into the season, he has a pair of goals and assists, 12 shots and 23 faceoffs won, he is earning his fresh new contract.

3 players who are cooling off

  1. Nikita Kucherov (100% owned) there is no cooling off when the season just started but he started the season with no points and no SOG through 21 minutes
  2. Brent Burns (100% owned) Through three games, he has 2 SOG, no points and no plus/minus.
  3. Aleksander Barkov (96% owned). Florida’s one game (a 2-1 loss) brought Aleksander with 4 SOG, no points and a -1, nothing to panic over but not a good opener for Barkov.

3 free agent pickups (under 50%)

  1. Jordan Staal (23% owned) The Hurricanes look to be legit…so far, if they are Jordan will be one of the top 3 leading the charge. Ninth most SOG in the league so far.
  2. Paul Byron (13% owned) a pair of goals and assists highlight the start of the season for the 29 year old who might see his first season with over 45 points as he is on Montreal’s third line but he’s alongside Max Domi (who will grind to win the puck and feed his linemates) and Artturi Lehkonen who is in his third year but a more than capable goal scorer. Paul isn’t an all-star but he should be more around 40% owned.
  3. Jimmy Vesey (1% owned). The 2nd line of Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello and Jimmy looks like it might be the best among the collective (at least so far). Mats speed coupled with Jimmy’s quick hands is materializing. The downside here is the Rangers rebuild which is destroying the players plus/minus. Jimmy is 12th in the league in shots on goal so far and he should be at least 25% owned.
NHL: New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Weekly Schedule

Teams Weekly Avgs Mon, Oct 8, Tue, Oct 9, Wed, Oct 10 Thu, Oct 11 Sat, Oct 13 Sun, Oct 14
Teams Weekly Avgs Mon, Oct 8, Tue, Oct 9, Wed, Oct 10 Thu, Oct 11 Sat, Oct 13 Sun, Oct 14
Anaheim Ducks vs. Detroit Red Wings vs. Arizona Coyotes @ Dallas Stars @ St. Louis Blues
Home 2
Away 2
Goalie SoS 21 19 25 15 25
Forward SoS 15 23 22 4 10
PK SoS 19 25 5 16 29
PP SoS 19 28 9 21 19
Arizona Coyotes @ Anaheim Ducks vs. Buffalo Sabres
Home 1
Away 1
Goalie SoS 19 14 24
Forward SoS 17 6 28
PK SoS 8 9 6
PP SoS 16 6 0 26
Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators vs. Edmonton Oilers vs. Detroit Red Wings
Home 3
Away 0
Goalie SoS 22 30 16 19
Forward SoS 18 20 11 23
PK SoS 28 28 31 25
PP SoS 15 17 1 28
Buffalo Sabres vs. Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche @ Arizona Coyotes
Home 2
Away 1
Goalie SoS 19 7 19 30
Forward SoS 19 14 24 19
PK SoS 13 18 17 5
PP SoS 17 16 0 25 9
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Vancouver Canucks @ Minnesota Wild @ Winnipeg Jets
Home 1
Away 2
Goalie SoS 14 29 11 1
Forward SoS 6 11 1 6
PK SoS 9 7 12 7
PP SoS 15 18 22 6
Calgary Flames @ Nashville Predators @ St. Louis Blues @ Colorado Avalanche
Home 0
Away 3
Goalie SoS 13 8 25 5
Forward SoS 8 10 10 3
PK SoS 24 26 29 17
PP SoS 15 2 19 25
Chicago Blackhawks @ Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues
Home 1
Away 1
Goalie SoS 15 11 19
Forward SoS 5 1 8
PK SoS 21 12 29
PP SoS 21 0 22 19
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Colorado Avalanche @ Florida Panthers @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Home 1
Away 2
Goalie SoS 12 19 13 5
Forward SoS 22 24 20 23
PK SoS 10 17 9 3
PP SoS 20 25 13 23
Colorado Avalanche @ Columbus Blue Jackets @ Buffalo Sabres vs. Calgary Flames
Home 1
Away 2
Goalie SoS 26 25 31 23
Forward SoS 11 2 27 5
PK SoS 20 30 6 23
PP SoS 20 30 26 5
Dallas Stars vs. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Anaheim Ducks
Home 2
Away 0
Goalie SoS 15 2 27
Forward SoS 8 11 4
PK SoS 6 2 9
PP SoS 10 13 6
Detroit Red Wings @ Anaheim Ducks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins
Home 1
Away 2
Goalie SoS 6 14 2 3
Forward SoS 9 6 11 10
PK SoS 8 9 2 12
PP SoS 8 6 13 4
Edmonton Oilers @ Boston Bruins @ New York Rangers
Home 0
Away 2
Goalie SoS 11 3 18
Forward SoS 18 10 25
PK SoS 13 12 14
PP SoS 8 4 11
Florida Panthers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vancouver Canucks
Home 2
Away 0
Goalie SoS 17 4 29
Forward SoS 15 18 11
PK SoS 19 30 7
PP SoS 24 30 18
Vegas Golden Knights @ Buffalo Sabres @ Washington Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers
Home 0
Away 4
Goalie SoS 15 31 10 2 15
Forward SoS 18 27 9 15 21
PK SoS 7 6 15 1 4
PP SoS 18 26 10 13 24
Los Angeles Kings @ Winnipeg Jets @ Montreal Canadiens @ Ottawa Senators
Home 0
Away 3
Goalie SoS 13 1 24 15
Forward SoS 18 6 17 30
PK SoS 18 7 20 28
PP SoS 18 6 31 17
Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Home 2
Away 0
Goalie SoS 16 19 13
Forward SoS 25 30 19
PK SoS 20 18 22
PP SoS 23 20 26
Montreal Canadiens vs. Los Angeles Kings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Home 2
Away 0
Goalie SoS 11 12 9
Forward SoS 13 2 24
PK SoS 11 21 1
PP SoS 8 3 13
New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals vs. San Jose Sharks
Home 2
Away 0
Goalie SoS 13 10 16
Forward SoS 15 20 10
PK SoS 20 15 24
PP SoS 9 10 0 8
Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Islanders
Home 3
Away 0
Goalie SoS 14 23 13 7
Forward SoS 13 5 7 28
PK SoS 14 23 7 11
PP SoS 13 0 5 6 29
New York Islanders vs. San Jose Sharks @ Nashville Predators
Home 1
Away 1
Goalie SoS 12 16 8
Forward SoS 10 10 10
PK SoS 25 24 26
PP SoS 5 8 2
New York Rangers vs. San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers
Home 2
Away 0
Goalie SoS 16 16 16
Forward SoS 11 10 11
PK SoS 28 24 31
PP SoS 5 8 1
Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Los Angeles Kings
Home 2
Away 1
Goalie SoS 6 3 3 12
Forward SoS 7 10 9 2
PK SoS 12 12 4 21
PP SoS 10 4 24 3
Philadelphia Flyers vs. San Jose Sharks @ Ottawa Senators vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Home 2
Away 1
Goalie SoS 13 16 15 7
Forward SoS 18 10 30 14
PK SoS 23 24 28 18
PP SoS 14 8 17 16
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vegas Golden Knights @ Montreal Canadiens
Home 1
Away 1
Goalie SoS 16 7 24
Forward SoS 16 14 17
PK SoS 19 18 20
PP SoS 24 0 16 31
San Jose Sharks @ New York Islanders @ Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Rangers @ New Jersey Devils
Home 0
Away 4
Goalie SoS 15 7 15 18 19
Forward SoS 24 31 21 25 17
PK SoS 14 11 4 14 27
PP SoS 19 29 24 11 0 12
St. Louis Blues vs. Calgary Flames @ Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks
Home 2
Away 1
Goalie SoS 24 23 21 27
Forward SoS 8 5 16 4
PK SoS 17 23 18 9
PP SoS 10 5 20 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vancouver Canucks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Home 2
Away 0
Goalie SoS 17 29 4
Forward SoS 15 11 18
PK SoS 19 7 30
PP SoS 24 18 30
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Dallas Stars @ Detroit Red Wings @ Washington Capitals
Home 0
Away 3
Goalie SoS 18 15 29 10
Forward SoS 11 4 21 9
PK SoS 19 16 25 15
PP SoS 20 21 28 10
Vancouver Canucks @ Carolina Hurricanes @ Tampa Bay Lightning @ Florida Panthers
Home 0
Away 3
Goalie SoS 15 27 5 13
Forward SoS 22 24 23 20
PK SoS 11 22 3 9
PP SoS 21 26 23 13
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights @ New Jersey Devils vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Home 2
Away 1
Goalie SoS 9 7 19 2
Forward SoS 14 14 17 11
PK SoS 16 18 27 2
PP SoS 14 16 12 13
Winnipeg Jets vs. Los Angeles Kings @ Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Home 2
Away 1
Goalie SoS 11 12 8 13
Forward SoS 10 2 10 19
PK SoS 23 21 26 22
PP SoS 10 0 3 2 26