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Fantasy Hockey Forecaster: January 7th – January 13th

The week belongs to the Stars (the Dallas ones)

NHL: Washington Capitals at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-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 1/04/2019.
  • 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 Jan 7th - 13th

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

3 players who are on fire

  1. Patrice Bergeron (96% owned). He followed up an impressive Winter Classic (1G; 1A) with a 2 assist performance against Calgary. He now has nine points in his last six games including four power play points.
  2. Nikita Kucherov (100% owned). 17 points in his last six games and he’s currently on a seven game point streak.
  3. Robin Lehner (58% owned). The Islanders are playing well as of late and Robin now has five wins across four starts (he filled in on the Ottawa game).

3 players who are cooling off

  1. Claude Giroux (99% owned). The Flyers are struggling and Claude is at the forefront. He has four points in his last six games with just goal over that time across 13 shots. Additionally he’s -3 during that time.
  2. Alex Ovechkin (99% owned). The Capitals are 4-3 over their last seven games but during that time Alex has just three points and only 1 goal despite him shooting the puck 25 times.
  3. Connor Hellebuyck (99% owned). He is 2-3 over his last five starts allowing at least three goals in four of those five starts, while it’s likely just a short term struggle, it’s not ideal for what many hoped to be a top five goalie.

3 free agent pickups (under 50%)

  1. Mark Jankowski (2% owned). As I highlighted, it’s likely short term but a good deep flier for a week or two.
  2. Brandon Pirri (24% owned). Sitting on Vegas’s second line with Alex Tuch and Paul Stastny his eight points over the last six games isn’t surprising. He’s worth a flier in 12 team leagues to see what he can do.
  3. Nico Hischier (44% owned). He’s heating up much like he did last year and now is a good time to ride the streak, he has six points over his last six games including a power play point and 38 face-offs won, nine hits and six blocked shots.

NHL Schedule Forecaster Jan 7th - 13th

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