Operator: “911 … what is your emergency?”
Caller: “I need some assistance – I am at risk of not making my fantasy hockey playoffs!”
Must win. This is a must win game. You hear that and believe your season is over if you lose. That could be the case here in week 11, with only one weekly matchup remaining before the fantasy playoffs begin week 13. Hopefully you don’t need to win both weeks 11 and 12 to get in, maybe just win one and you’re in. Anyway, your season is no doubt on the line right now to secure your spot this week and get the best seeding possible. Isn’t every week a “must win?” Good luck coaches!
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, Verhaeghe-FLA, Schmaltz-ARI, Thornton-TOR, Hyman-TOR
Pick them up and stream for the hot week!
|Nick Ritchie||BOS||46||Great playoff schedule, streaky scorer|
|Cam Atkinson||CBJ||78||Another hot streak coming?|
|Keiffer Bellows||NYI||26||Scoring for the Isles, aggressive player with puck|
|Jared Spurgeon||MIN||42||Must score on power play for best value|
|Jeff Schultz||WAS||45||Secondary apples available for the picking|
|Josh Morrissey||WPG||73||Good schedule, good exposure|
|Jack Campbell||TOR||35||Out playing Freddie to get starts|
|Cal Peterson||LAK||52||Back in again|
Schedule advantage for Mon 3-22 thru Sun 3-28 week 11:
4 games 20 teams
2 games 3 teams: LAK, TOR, VAN (All other teams 3 games)
Tuesday night NYI at BOS game cancelled.
Schedule advantage for Mon 3-29 thru Sun 4-4 Week 12:
4 games 16 teams: BUF, CAL, CAR, COL, CBJ, DAL, DET, FLA, LAK, MIN, SJ, TB. TOR, VEG, WAS, WPG
2 games 1 team: STL (All other teams 3 games)
Looking ahead to the fantasy hockey playoffs, the best schedules for the final 3 weeks:
|Team||Week 13 4-5 to 4-11||Weeks 14 & 15 4-12 to 4-25||3-wk Playoffs 4-5 to 4-25||Key Playoff Pickups|
|Boston Bruins||5 games||8 games||13 games||Ritchie|
|New York Rangers||4||8||12||Buchnevich|
|New Jersey Devils||4||8||12||Hughes|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||3||8||11||Hyman|
Dave Schneider can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!