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Fantasy Hockey Forecaster: February 25th – March 3rd

Favorable week for Patrick Kane and Company

Chicago Blackhawks v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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 2/21/2019.
  • 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 Feb 20th - Mar 3rd

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

3 players who are on fire

  1. Vladimir Tarasenko (97% owned) Vlad is at the forefront of the Blues winning streak. Tarasenko has nine goals and six assists in his last eight games including four power play points, seven hits and seven blocked shots.
  2. Ryan O’Reilly (86% owned) Ryan has been a bit more consistent on the entirety of the season but he now has four goals six assists in those eight games along with four power play points 126 faceoffs won, three hits and four blocked shots.
  3. Andrei Vasilevski (99% owned). Six games started, six wins and two shutouts, man do the Lightning look unbeatable right now.

3 players who are cooling off

  1. Patrik Laine (98% owned) across his last six games, he has no goals, two assists and a -3. He’s 0 for his last 13 shots.
  2. Mathew Barzal (86% owned) Across his last seven games he has one goal and one assist as well as a -6.
  3. Jonathan Quick (79% owned) The Kings look like they are in a free fall right now. Quick has four starts, no wins, and 16 goals allowed across his last 104 shots.

3 free agent pickups (under 50%)

  1. Nico Hischier (45% owned) one goal and five assists in his last eight games as well as two power play points, 55 faceoffs won, six hits and eight blocked shots giving him a deep resume of production.
  2. Jake DeBrusk (39% owned) Stepping up for the Bruins, Jake has five goals and give assists in his last seven games as well as three power play points.
  3. Darcy Kuemper (35% owned). Six starts, five wins, one shutout and only 12 goals against.

NHL Schedule Feb 25 - Mar 3

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