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Fantasy Hockey Forecaster: February 24th – March 1st

The Devil is in the details

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Welcome to the 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 2/20/2020
  • 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!

Fantasy Hockey Forecaster Feb 24th - Mar 1st

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

3 players who are on fire

  1. Auston Matthews (100% owned) — Auston is making that run for the Maurice Richard trophy, he has four goals and five assists over the last two weeks including four power play points.
  2. Sidney Crosby (100% owned) — He’s healthy, he’s in the groove with his team and he has 11 points including SEVEN power play points in the last two weeks.
  3. Mackenzie Blackwood (58% owned) — Four wins. Four shutouts. Five goals allowed over four games.

3 players who are cooling off

  1. Evgeni Malkin (98% owned) — As Crosby moves up, Malkin moves down. Over his last three games he has no points and a -2. Over his last five he has 1 goal and 1 assist with a -3.
  2. Filip Forsberg (91% owned) — No goals and 2 assists along with a -4 over the last two weeks.
  3. Frederik Andersen (97% owned) — One win in his last four games. Over that time he allowed 5 goals twice and only had one game with more than 25 saves.

3 free agent pickups (under 50%)

  1. Mikael Backlund (22% owned) — Three goals over his last four games along with 1 assist, a +1, 33 face-offs won and a short handed point.
  2. Zach Hyman (33% owned) —Five goals and 1 assist over his last six games. He’s on the top line with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, I hear money sounds next to him on the free agent market in your fantasy league.
  3. Mike Smith (12% owned) — He has started five of Edmonton’s last six games. Over those five games, he has three wins and has not allowed more than three goals in any game in spit of a handful of 30+ save games.

Hockey Forecaster Details Feb 24th - Mar 1st

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