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Fantasy Hockey Forecaster: December 31st – January 6th

A good week for the Canes

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils Ed Mulholland-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 12/10.
  • 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 Schedule Rank Dec 31st - Jan 6th

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

3 players who are on fire

  1. John Tavares (99% owned). Six goals and four assists over the last two weeks including two power play points and 57 faceoffs won.
  2. Alex Edler (40% owned). Two goals and four assists including a +5 and three power play points over his last two weeks
  3. Sergei Bobrovsky (99% owned) amidst a six game win streak that was recently snapped, goalie Bob had four wins and 1 loss across 5 starts which included 2 shutouts
NHL: New Jersey Devils at Columbus Blue Jackets Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

3 players who are cooling off

  1. Patrick Laine (99% owned). 1 goal and 1 assist over his last six games as well as a -5.
  2. John Carlson (99% owned). 1 goal and 1 assist over his last six games.
  3. Pekka Rinne (99% owned). 5 loses over his last six games

3 free agent pickups (under 50%)

  1. Paul Stastny (27% owned) Four goals and three assists along with a +3 over the last seven games, he’s coming up big for Vegas lately.
  2. Alex Gachenyk (36% owned) two goals and four assists over his last two weeks along with three power play points and 16 faceoffs won, he will ebb and flow, he’s looking good as of late.
  3. MacKenzie Blackwood (14% owned). He is working his way into more starting time with a shutout on Saturday, keep your eye on him.

Fantasy Hockey Schedule Dec 31st - Jan 6th

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