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Fantasy Hockey Forecaster: March 15th – 21st

A Storm’s a brewing.

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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 March 15th - 21st

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

Top 3 Waiver Wire Adds (under 50% rostered)

  1. Scott Laughton, PHI, LW (16% rostered) — Hard work pays off. After working his tail off to get to the majors, Laughton’s worked his way to the 2nd line with Travis Konecny and Kevin Hayes. He has six points in his last eight games including three goals.
  2. Brock Nelson, NYI, C (32% rostered) — While Nelson is on the 2nd line, the important part is the 2nd PP unit that he’s on which has materialized two points and quite a few opportunities as of late.
  3. Ilya Sorokin, NYI, G (42% rostered) — I’ll admit the other week I tried to pick Sorokin up and he was gone in each league where I tried. He has four straight wins (including a shutout) and he finally let in three goals this last game after shutting down Buffalo (twice) and Pittsburgh prior to that.

Top 3 players gone cold (over 50% rostered)

  1. Patrick Laine, CLB, LW/RW (94% rostered) — After seven games without a point, Laine finally got a goal and an assist. It’s natural that it takes him time to acclimate to the new surroundings.
  2. Nathan MacKinnon, COL, C (99% rostered) — It’s not so much the points, MacKinnon had four points across his last seven games. It’s the goals where he’s had just one goal across his last 34 shots.
  3. Jordan Binnington, STL, G (97% rostered) — Binnington has allowed at least four goals in two of his last three games and he has just one win in his last six starts. The unfortunate part is in many of these games he’s not even getting peppered with an excessive number of shots.

Fantasy Hockey Forecaster Detail March 15th - 21st

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