Fantasy Forecaster: Sabres ready to roll

Updated: October 7, 2007, 12:40 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

On Tap

First off, on the topic of home games ... Home-ice advantage, even in the regular season, is a significant factor in the NHL. For instance, in the two seasons combined since the lockout, home teams scored 757 more goals than their road counterparts, and 434 more power-play goals. Sure, that amounts to roughly 0.308 goals per contest, or 0.176 power-play goals, but looking at the big picture, that cuts into the appeal of obvious mismatches in favor of a road squad, and it can prove ...

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