Fantasy Hockey Coach - Hockey Pool and Keeper Hockey Advice - Week 19: Could Be Breaking Records

  • Week 19: Could Be Breaking Records

    Week 19 is loaded with a ton of games. This could be the week that you break records in your fantasy hockey pool if you have players from the right teams.

    Only the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes play twice, while every other team play three or more. In fact there are 14 teams that play four games this week.

    Now that we are past the All-Star break every single game has more meaning as teams are fighting for playoff spots so expect your star players to be at their best from here on out.


    Here are the games to be played in week 19:


    GP
    MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
    ANAHEIM 4 CGY
    CAR
    @DET
    @CBJ
    BOSTON 2

    @BUF

    NAS
    BUFFALO 3

    BOS
    DAL TB
    CALGARY 4 @ANA
    @SJ @PHO
    VAN
    CAROLINA 2

    @ANA
    @COL

    CHICAGO 3
    @COL

    @SJ @PHO
    COLORADO 3
    CHI

    CAR @STL
    COLUMBUS 4
    MIN
    DAL
    @MIN ANA
    DALLAS 4
    PHO
    @CBJ @BUF
    LA
    DETROIT 4 @PHO
    EDM
    ANA
    PHI
    EDMONTON 3 @TOR
    @DET

    @OTT
    FLORIDA 4
    @WAS
    LA
    @NJ @NYI
    LOS ANGELES 4
    @TB
    @FLA
    @NYI @DAL
    MINNESOTA 3
    @CBJ
    VAN
    CBJ
    MONTREAL 3
    PIT
    @NYI
    @TOR
    NASHVILLE 3
    VAN
    @OTT
    @BOS
    NEW JERSEY 3
    @NYR
    STL
    FLA
    NY ISLANDERS 4
    @PHI
    MON
    LA FLA
    NY RANGERS 4
    NJ
    TB
    @PHI WAS
    OTTAWA 3
    STL
    NAS
    EDM
    PHILADELPHIA 4
    NYI
    TOR
    NYR @DET
    PHOENIX 4 DET @DAL
    CGY
    CHI
    PITTSBURGH 3
    @MON


    WPG TB
    SAN JOSE 3

    CGY
    CHI
    @STL
    ST. LOUIS 4
    @OTT
    @NJ
    COL SJ
    TAMPA BAY 4
    LA
    @NYR
    @BUF @PIT
    TORONTO
    4 EDM @WPG
    @PHI
    MON
    VANCOUVER 3
    @NAS
    @MIN
    @CGY
    WASHINGTON 3
    FLA
    WPG

    @NYR
    WINNIPEG 3
    TOR
    @WAS
    @PIT

    When it comes to dressing your players for the upcoming week especially your goalies it is important to know which team is on a long road trip and which team will enjoy an extended period at home.

    Listed below are the teams that play at least three home/away games this week or play all their games at home or on the road (home/road records up to February 3, 2012):

    HOME:
    Buffalo (11-9-6), Columbus (8-13-3), Detroit (20-2-1), New York I (11-11-4), New York R (15-5-2), Ottawa (14-9-1), Philadelphia (12-7-4) and Phoenix (10-10-4)

    AWAY:
    Calgary (10-14-4), Carolina (6-13-6), Chicago (10-10-3), Edmonton (6-18-2), Florida (11-10-4), Los Angeles (10-5-6), Tampa Bay (8-16-3) and Vancouver (16-9-1)

    If you participate in any type of head-to-head hockey pool, you are likely dressing a lineup for each scoring period, which usually ends on Sunday.

    As the week comes to an end, and you find yourself in a close battle for those wins, you want as many players as possible playing for you.

    Here are the teams that play on Sunday (February 12, 2012):

    SUNDAY:
    Anaheim, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Florida, Los Angeles, New York I, New York R, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Jose, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington

    When you are deciding which goalie to dress you need to look at the NHL schedule to see if your goalie's team will play in a back-to-back game that week.

    Most coaches will not dress the same goalie in back-to-back games, so that is something to consider when you are thinking about which goalie to dress.

    Here are the teams that play in back-to-back games this week:

    BACK-TO-BACK:
    Buffalo, Calgary, Chicago, Colorado, Columbus, Dallas, Florida, Los Angeles, New York I, New York R, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Toronto

    Knowing which team is on a hot streak or cold streak will help in making your lineup decisions.

    For example you definitely want to dress a goalie from teams that are on a hot streak. Here are the top five and bottom five teams over their last 10 games up to February 3, 2012:

    TOP FIVE:
    Detroit (9-1-0), Nashville (8-2-0), Pittsburgh (8-2-0), St. Louis (7-1-2) and Anaheim (7-2-1)

    BOTTOM FIVE:
    Columbus (2-7-1), Dallas (3-6-1), Colorado (3-6-1), Buffalo (3-6-1) and Montreal (3-5-2)

    Fantasy hockey is all about offense and what better place to generate offense then the power play. Here are the top five power plays up to February 3, 2012:

    Vancouver Canucks:
    22.9 percent
    Nashville Predators: 21.8 percent
    Edmonton Oilers: 21.4 percent
    Philadelphia Flyers: 20.9 percent
    New York Islanders: 20.3 percent


    Aaron Brouwer is the co-creator of fantasyhockeycoach.com. FHC is a free fantasy hockey service that developed a ranking system combining post-lockout statistics, current factors and our own hockey knowledge. Brouwer writes a weekly fantasy hockey column for The Star Phoenix, Fantrax, Inside Hockey and Bleacher Report. Email Coach Brouwer at [email protected] or check us out on twitter at twitter.com/fanhockeycoach.
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