Bob Fisher gets us ready for the final week of the 2013 NHL regular season.
Editors note – thanks a lot to Bob for doing a heck of a job with the Looking Ahead column in 2013.
* This article was written before NHL games took place on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
40 more Eastern Conference games. 39 more Western Conference games. Seven of the top ten defensive teams (GA/G) are from the West. The West is traditionally a less offensive conference. Perhaps that explains the bias toward Eastern teams in the "Best Bets" section and more Western teams in the "Steer Clear" section.
Best Bets: 30-17 East
Steer Clear: 27-18 West
Fantasy Playoffs Week #3 (April 22 – April 28)
If you're still undefeated in your H2H league playoffs then you're in the Finals. Congrats! Let's bring home the Championship. Here's the upcoming Monday to Sunday schedule:
Teams with four games: BOS, CHI, DET, EDM, OTW, PHX
Teams with two games: BUF, CLB
All the rest have three games
Teams to Target:
Detroit (Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat)
Home: 3 (Phoenix, Los Angeles, Nashville)
Away: 1 (Dallas)
Detroit will be playing for their playoff lives so hopefully all these games are meaningful and no one will be taking a night off.
Boston (Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun)