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Operator: “911 … what is your emergency?”

Caller: “I need some assistance – I am at risk of not making my fantasy hockey playoffs!”

Dance with the date you brought. Good advice for a lot of reasons. Hold on to your starters for the upcoming stretch run. Also good advice. You may have heard “go with who got you there” for playoff strategy, but we all know in the end you go with who you can WIN with. I’m setting myself up for the playoff periods when I can with players from the 6 teams listed below the schedules in the table. Good luck, already only four weeks until fantasy hockey playoffs begin!

Taking calculated chances playing the waiver wire while watching favorable schedules can win leagues. Waiver wire considerations: (Ownership in Fantrax leagues)

SSG Streamer Scoring Group (getting dropped, some available stream or roster)
Kyrou-STL, Dvork-ARI, Ritchie-BOS, Verhaeghe-FLA, Schmaltz-ARI, Thornton-TOR,
Atkinson-CBJ, Hyman-TOR Pick them up and stream for the hot week!

Forward Team Own Notes
Kasperi Kapanen PIT 67 5 games week 10
Pavel Buchnevich NYR 69 Scoresheet regular
Kevin Fiala MIN 84 Getting his touch back, spotty scorer can get hot
Mats Zuccarello MIN 54 Fantasy gold with Kaprisov, 1-2 punch
Defense Team Own Notes
Shane Gostisbehere PHI 38 Becoming consistent scorer, power play time
Noah Dobson NYI 55 Finding his offense again power play QB
Rasmus Anderson CAL 72 Can get streaky and put up multiple point games
Goalies Team Own Notes
Alex Nedeljkovic CAR 34 Playing well, good point totals lately
Ville Husso STL 22 Getting starts watch back to backs
Scott Wedgewood NJ 12 Couple starts off bench gives value

Schedule advantage for Week 10:
Mon 3-15 thru Sun 3-21

  • 5 games 2 teams: PIT, TB
  • 4 games 18 teams: BOS, BUF, CAL, DAL, EDM, FLA, LAK, MON, NYR, NAS, NJ, PHI, SJ, STL, VAN, VEG, WAS, WPG
  • 2 games 3 teams: CBJ, OTT, TOR (All other teams 3 games)

Schedule advantage for week 11:
Mon 3-22 thru Sun 3-28

  • 4 games 23 teams
  • 2 games 3 teams: LAK, TOR, VAN (All other teams 3 games)

Looking ahead to the fantasy hockey playoffs, the best schedules for the final 3 weeks:

Team Week 13 Weeks 14 & 15 3-week Playoffs
Boston Bruins 5 games 8 games 13 games
Minnesota Wild 4 8 12
New York Rangers 4 8 12
New Jersey Devils 4 8 12
Philadelphia Flyers 5 7 12
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 8 11

Dave Schneider can be contacted by email at daveytrane1@yahoo.com. Sometimes I can be found trolling Twitter or linking to a new 911 article posting @daveytrane1. Feedback is always welcome and encouraged! Let’s hear ya!

Cheers, Dave