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Fantasy Hockey Forecaster: February 10th – 16th

Singing the happy Blues

USA Today/Pete Rogers Illustrations

Welcome to the Fantasy Hockey Forecaster! In here, you’ll find:

  1. Each team’s ranking for goalies, forwards, PK and PP against the other teams in the league. These stats are as of 1/29/2020.
  2. 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
  3. Three players who are cooling off (this will also include players that aren’t materializing the way we expect)
  4. 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
  5. 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!

Fantasy Hockey Forecaster Feb 10th - 16th

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

3 players who are on fire

  1. Pavel Zacha (1% owned) — Once a year he puts on a strong stretch to make me believe he can be the highly touted prospect he was. He has three goals and five points in his last four games including two power play points AND two short handed points so…keep him away from 5 on 5 hockey.
  2. Zach Sanford (9% owned) — Zach just snapped a six game point streak where he had three goals and five assists including a +8 during that time.
  3. Andrei Vasilevskiy (100% owned) — His last six starts (which includes Dallas, Winnipeg and Pittsburgh) five wins and 17 goals allowed (or 2.6 per game).

3 players who are cooling off

  1. Nathan MacKinnon (99% owned) — Curious what it looks like when one of the best players in the game “cools off”? He still gets two assists but he also has a -4 and he goes scoreless across his last 10 shots.
  2. Claude Giroux (97% owned) — His last four games have produced no points and a -2, his shot totals have been 2 or less in each game too.
  3. Robin Lehner (67% owned) — Winless over his last two with six goals allowed (although Boston did pepper him with 38 shots so it looks like he’s not getting much help from his defense).

3 free agent pickups (under 50%)

  1. Nick Suzuki (27% owned) — The rookie is having a good run with two goals and five assists along with a +3 over the last two weeks.
  2. Matt Niskanen (35% owned) — The Flyers defensemen has two goals three assist and a +5 over the last two weeks as well as a short handed point.
  3. Aaron Dell (18% owned) — San Jose is doing their best rendition of “I’m not quite dead yet” as Aaron has three wins in his last four starts and just 2 goals allowed on average over that span vs. Edmonton, Calgary, Tampa Bay and Anaheim.

Fantasy Hockey Forecaster Detail Feb 10th - 16th

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