Looking Ahead: Week 23

Bob Fisher



Five players to target in Week 23.

Here are some teams to target and avoid for the next week or two, several players to target that may be available in your league as well as teams that play a light schedule in the upcoming week.


San Jose Sharks = Target


Games: 7 (3H/4A)

Favorable Matchups:

    – @ NY Islanders

        > Worst defensive team

        > 2nd worst penalty kill

        > 37 goals allowed in past nine games (4.11 GAA)

    – vs. Florida

        > 4th worst defensive team

        > Worst penalty kill

        > 8th most shots allowed per game

    – vs. Washington

        > 7th worst defensive team

        > 7th worst penalty kill

        > 4th most shots allowed per game


The Sharks have scored 30 goals in seven games since the Olympic break (4.29 GPG).  The return of Logan Couture has definitely helped that.  Also, like I predicted, Brent Burns is back with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski and has four goals in his last four games.  San Jose is surging up the Pacific division standings and looking to take o