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Fantasy Hockey Forecaster: December 3rd – 9th

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Knights get a continuation of favorable matchups

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Vancouver Canucks Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to this week’s Fantasy Hockey Forecaster! In here, you’ll find:
•Each team’s ranking for goalies, forwards, PK and PP against the other teams in the league. These stats are as of 10/23.
•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)
•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)
•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

Let’s begin!

NHL Team Schedule Rank Dec 3rd - 9th

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

3 players who are on fire

1.) Patrick Laine (100% owned) 12 goals in the last six games to go with three power play goals, five hits and five blocked shots. Surprisingly the Jets have lost three of those six games.
2.) Nathan MacKinnon (100% owned) Six goals and nine goals across the last six games in addition to six power play points and a plus seven.
3.) Marc-Andre Fleury (98% owned) Six games won across seven games including two shutouts.

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets Ray Peters-USA TODAY Sports

3 players who are cooling off

1.) Evander Kane (94% owned) Three points in his last eight games (including 1 point in his last five games) to go with 26 PIM and a -3. He has no goals in his last 8 shots (and just 1 shot in each of his last three games).
2.) Brad Marchand (100% owned). Four points in his last nine games to go with -3 and 22 PIM (if your league punishes those)
3.) Devan Dubnyk (94% owned). No wins and three loses

3 free agent pickups (under 50%)

1.) Nick Ritchie (7% owned). Sitting on Anaheim’s 2nd line with Adam Henrique and Ondrej Kase, he has four goals and four assists in his last eight games including 1 power play point and a plus six. As always he provides hits with 18 hits!
2.) Noah Hanifan (29% owned). He has two goals and four assists in his last six games as well as three power play points, eight blocked shots and eight hits.
3.) Curtis McElhinney (37% owned). He has stepped in as the number 1 goalie in Carolina, he has four wins in his last four starts each with fewer than three goals allowed.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Scheduler Dec 3rd - 9th

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