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Pick Six: Saturday March 24/Sunday March 25

Since your fantasy team might be in playoff survival mode, checking the schedule and starting goalie information becomes excruciatingly more vital. Here is a rundown of what you need to know for the weekend:

Teams with two games: Boston, Minnesota, Nashville, NY Islanders, Phoenix, Pittsburgh

Teams with no games: None

All other teams play either Saturday or Sunday.

Starting goalies confirmed for Saturday, according to Left Wing Lock: Kari Lehtonen, DAL; Dwayne Roloson, TB; Peter Budaj, MON; Ty Conklin, DET; Roberto Luongo, VAN.

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Pick Six: Saturday December 17

Hopefully you didn’t spend a high fantasy draft pick on Chris Pronger this season.

Over the last 14 months, Pronger has missed time with injuries to his knee, foot, hand, and eye, in addition to the concussion that will end his season and may end his career.

When will this concussion problem end? So far we have Pronger, Claude Giroux, Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, Milan Michalek, Jeff Skinner, Joni Pitkanen, Mike Richards, and Marc Staal – among others – sidelined with concussions.  Who will it be on Saturday? I don’t mean to joke about the situation, but this is getting laughable.

More extreme measures perhaps need to be taken, such as a European-sized rink or the return of the two-line pass. You’re probably groaning, but I’d take a more boring game over one without many of its brightest stars. Players have gotten bigger and faster over the years, meaning that they are capable of doing more damage – something that the experts who have played the game need to recognize.

Anyway, this is a fantasy column, so my job is to focus on the fantasy implications here. So we’ll start the Pick Six for Saturday with two defensemen who you’ll be seeing a lot of in Pronger’s absence.

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