Getting ready for the NHL’s comeback after Christmas – the Athletic

The past week has been an absolute disaster with postponed games coming from almost every angle. So the fantastic managers who have seen their schedules combine that and next week need a solid second half more than ever.

The good news is that most teams play four times, at least in theory. The other little news that helps is that the schedule is somewhat balanced (yes, we are surprised to see a “shifted” schedule too).

Of course, we really don’t know how many games are legitimately going to be because of… well, everything. But with that “balance” in the lineup, most of the players you choose will actually fit into your roster every time they play. It is ideal and as it should be.

Now that there are some obvious questions about which teams will be in action each night when the schedule resumes, depending on how it ended before the Christmas break, we’re not going to dive in deep this week. – we know how quickly things can fall apart when the league is in this current state. Ideally, we just want to quickly pull out a few solid options for you this time around.

So let’s get right to the point.

Four game streamers

Kasperi Kapanen, left / right, PIT | 25% Yahoo

The Penguins are heading in the right direction and two games this week – against the Bruins and Maple Leafs – can really serve as a litmus test of how they fare against two expected Eastern Conference contenders. Then they face an Ottawa Senators team that is losing shots and chances against.

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