Post Olympic Postulations, Part 1 of 3

Dobber Sports

2010-02-18

Tobias Enstrom

 

Oh boy are we ever in for a treat, best on best hockey is, well, the best, and doesn't happen as often as we all would like. The downside to all the great hockey we are seeing is no NHL hockey. And while NHL teams have to abide by a trade freeze during the Olympic Games, you certainly don't have to.

 

All NHL teams have between 19 and 22 games remaining in the regular season. But not all games are created equal. For the shrewd fantasy owner, there is opportunity here.

 

 

In the Eastern Conference, one team (Atlanta) has 14 home games remaining, while another has only seven (Ottawa). One team has ten games remaining against teams that have 75 points or more, while another has only four left against the top teams.

 

Thanks to the shootout, there are just four teams in the Eastern Conference that have a sub-.500 record and only two in the West. Alright, enough chit-chat, let's get started:

 

Atlanta Thrashers

Home (13-10-4)

Away (13-14-6)

Total (26-25-9)

Games Remaining

14

8

22

Against .500 or Worse

5

3

8

Against Better Than .500

9

5

14