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Fantasy Hockey Forecaster: February 22nd – 28th

A Capital week especially for Vitek Vanecek.

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Welcome to my weekly Fantasy Hockey Forecaster! In here you’ll find:

  • Top 3 waiver wire adds (among all players under 50% rostered ESPN)
  • Top 3 players who have gone “cold”
  • Each team’s schedule ranking, based on opponent’s points allowed, where the #1 ranked team plays teams allowing the most points so far this season

Ready? Let’s Begin:

Fantasy Hockey Forecaster Feb 22nd - 28th

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

Top 3 Waiver Wire Adds (under 50% rostered)

  • Josh Bailey NYI, RW (13% rostered) — Bailey is now on the top Islanders line with Anders Lee and Mathew Barzal. He has points in the last three straight games.
  • Joe Thornton Tor, C (39% rostered) — I said this a month ago and then Thornton got hurt but don’t relent, he’s on the top line with Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews.
  • Jonathan Quick LAK, G (14% rostered) — The two time Vezina nominee and William M. Jennings winner is heating up. Back to back starts, one was a shutout, the other he allowed just two goals. He has three wins in his last five starts.

Top 3 players gone cold (over 50% rostered)

  • Mikko Rantanen COL, C (99% rostered) — Rantanen will bounce back but as of Friday he has just one assist across his last four games and no goals across his last 15 shots.
  • Matthew Tkachuk CLG, LW/RW (99% rostered) — Tkachuk has no points across his last four games, no goals across his last 18 shots and his hit total has lowered as of late.
  • Anton Khudobin NYR, G (85% rostered) — Across his last four starts Khudobin has no wins, he’s allowed at least 3 goals in each matchup and his save percentage was above .900 in just one of the three games.

Fantasy Hockey Forecaster Detail February 22nd - 28th

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