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2021 Fantasy Hockey Week 1 Planner

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Welcome to the first edition of the Fantasy Hockey Weekly Planner for the 2021 NHL season!

The league is set to drop the puck on a 56 game shortened season that features four all-new divisions:

  • North (Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg)
  • East (Boston, Buffalo, New Jersey, NY Islanders, NY Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington)
  • Central (Carolina, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Florida, Nashville, Tampa Bay)
  • West (Anaheim, Arizona, Colorado, Los Angeles, Minnesota, San Jose, St. Louis, Vegas)

Teams will only play games against teams inside their division to restrict travel due to COVID-19. Because of this, we will see a lot of back-to-back road games but at least they will played in the same city.

We will witness made for TV hockey when the Avalanche faceoff against the Golden Knights (Sat, Feb. 20) and the Bruins play the Flyers (Sun, Feb. 21) on the 18th fairway of the Edgewood Tahoe Resort golf course at Lake Tahoe in Nevada.

This is set to be one of the most unique NHL experiences we will ever experience!

Make sure you check out our Fantasy Hockey Rankings.

2021 Fantasy Hockey Week 1 Planner

Week 1 of the Fantasy Hockey season starts January 13th and runs through January 24th.
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The Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks will play seven games in Week 1.

Vancouver starts the season with back-to-back road games in Edmonton on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Thursday and Friday, both the Dallas Stars (Florida Panthers) and Washington Capitals (Buffalo Sabres) will back-to-back road games.

Toronto will play games in Ottawa on Friday and Saturday.

Monday and Tuesday will see the Buffalo Sabres (Philadelphia Flyers), Carolina Hurricanes (Nashville Predators), Columbus Blue Jackets (Detroit Red Wings)play back-to-back games against the same team. The Winnipeg Jets will play in Toronto on Monday before heading over to Ottawa for a game on Tuesday.

Montreal will play two in Vancouver next Wednesday/Thursday.

The Colorado Avalanche will play in Los Angeles on Thursday and then in Anaheim on Friday.

The Los Angeles Kings will play the final back-to-back road games of the first week of the Fantasy Hockey season with games against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday and Sunday.

The Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators will play five games.

The Calgary Flames are playing just four games.

Every other team is playing six games to start the Fantasy Hockey season.

NHL Weekly Schedules via LeftWingLock.com.

Most Added/Dropped Players

The Boston Bruins have moved Jack Studnicka to Line 1 alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand while David Pastrnak recovers from a hip injury. Studnicka was the 53rd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane has filed for bankruptcy and is considering sitting out the 20201 NHL season. As of January 12th, he is 90% rostered in Yahoo leagues.

Need a refresher on all the offseason transactions? Check out the NHL Free Agency Tracker!

NHL Expansion Draft – July 21, 2021

Let’s not forget about the Seattle Kraken expansion draft that will take place this summer giving the NHL 32 teams.


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