Post Olympic Postulations (Western Conference), Part 2 of 3

Ryan Ma

2010-03-02

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Following along the same footsteps as my Eastern counterpart, here is the second part of the Western Conference postulations.

 

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.

 

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

 

Dallas Stars

Home (18-6-5)

Away (10-15-7)

Total (28-21-12)

Games Remaining

12

9

21

Against .500 or Worse

1

0

1

Against Better Than .500

11

9

20

Against 75 Points or Better

8

5

13

 

The Stars have a rough schedule ahead as they only have one contest against a sub-500 team. On the plus side, they do have a 62 percent home winning percentage and with 12 home contests remaining that should definitely help soften the blow. They do have a tough road-trip against the Pens, Caps and Sabres in early March, followed by another tough four-game road-trip against the Preds, Sharks, Kings, and Ducks at the end of March which would surely determine their post-season fate.

 

3 Games – LA, SJ

2 Games – STL, ANA

1 Game – PIT, WSH, BUF, C