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NHL Fantasy: Trends in the First Two Weeks of the 2022–23 Season

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The 2022–23 season is just getting started, and it’s an important time for fantasy hockey players. The first few weeks of the season are the most critical time to add high-value waiver wire players, listen to trends happening across the league, and set yourself up for long-term success.

Here’s what we’ve noticed in the first two weeks of the season:

home and away split

So far this season, the home team has held a considerable edge over the road team. Of his 73 games played so far, the home team has won his 44 games (60%) and the road team has won his 29 games (40%).

It’s still early days so this trend is likely to subside, but at the moment there is a very clear trend for home teams.

fancy statistics bear and bull

The win column’s weekly stats-based power rankings are back and better than ever, giving a pretty good idea of ​​which teams are the most dominant so far. One of the stats is the points percentage, but if you remove that stat and see which teams dominate the advanced stats, you can see which teams are going to be successful in the long run. The statistics considered are Corsi, Scoring Chances, High Danger Chances and Team Save Percentage. They are weighted and a TWCScore is created to provide an overall metric.

Here are the top 5 and bottom 5 teams:

Rank team record TWCS score
1 pittsburgh penguins 3–0–1 904.0
2 st louis blues 2–0–0 870.6
3 boston bruins 4–1–0 843.9
Four Dallas Stars 3–0–1 837.4
Five carolina hurricanes 3–1–0 835.1
28 Minnesota Wild 1–3–0 496.2
29 vancouver canucks 0–3–2 483.3
30 Anaheim Ducks 1–3–1 460.3
31 San Jose Sharks 1–5–0 448.7
32 arizona coyote 1–3–0 417.7

At the top of the list are the usual suspects like the Bruins and Hurricanes. This shows that their play is very strong and reproducible. These are the teams we will be investing in going forward.

On the other side of the ledger are the usual suspects, including sharks and coyotes. The Canucks and Ducks still find themselves there after a very bad start, but one of the teams that stands out the most is the Wild.

The Wilds were still almost unanimously considered to be a playoff team this year, but their play was even worse than their record suggested. They are in the water with scoring chances and high-risk chances, and in 5v5 he has an absolutely terrible team save percentage of 0.837. They are a team with a very low PDO right now, so they have room to step back positively, but I wouldn’t recommend buying stocks on Wild right now.

Adds high-value Exempt Wires

Matt Roy – Los Angeles Kings – D

  • So far, Matt Roy has been a revelation for the Kings. Despite not playing in the game, Roy scored 3 goals, 4 points, 14 shots, 11 hits and 16 blocks.

Karen Addison – Minnesota Wild – D

  • The Wilds have been lousy, but Karen Addison shines on the blue line. He also quarterbacks the starting power play unit.

Dillon Duve – Calgary Flames – LW/RW

  • Dillon Dube is currently one of the strongest lines in the NHL alongside Nazem Kadri and Andrew Mangiapane. Dube, who has scored three points in four games, has had multiple scoring chances in each game this season, and so far he has chipped in on the peripherals on 10 shots, five hits and two blocks. .

finger to the heartbeat of fantasy

You’ll never run out of fantasy play. At any point during the season, having the big picture gives them an extra edge to win week after week, and even go deep into the playoffs later in the year.

Stay tuned for Fantasy Hockey Tips every Saturday throughout the season!