This is the penultimate week of the Odds & Ends column and our last look at every team before the calendar is filled with a series of re-scheduled games. By May 8, seven teams will have finished their seasons: Penguins, Rangers, Red Wings, Coyotes, Ducks, Blue Jackets and Sabres. The remaining 24 will finish their seasons sometime between May 9-19, with the last game of the regular season set to feature the Canucks and Flames.
If your league commission has extended the league to the actual end of the regular season, don't fret — you still have another two weeks to go until May 19. If your league is still set to end May 8, as most leagues are by default, congrats — this is championship week and a winner will be crowned by Saturday night. Hopefully, that's you.
Here's a look around the league at the latest trends after another week of hockey. Some food for thought, some leftover stats and, of course, some fantasy advice. Let's dig in.
All fancy stats courtesy Natural Stat Trick.
What good is this column without our handy chart? Here it is, updated and including all information accurate as of the conclusion of games on Saturday, May 1. Note that Week 16 runs one day shorter than usual with the final day being Saturday.
Teams highlighted in yellow will play four games, giving managers the maximum number of games. The lower the opponents' points percentage (Opp. P%) the better, and it is