NHL: 5 AHL Players To Watch Out For
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BY JEFF ANGUS

The American Hockey League is a fantastic developmental league. It is very rare that a top young prospect will play in the NHL without getting his feet wet professionally in the AHL (notable exceptions include Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos). Most young hockey players spend some time on an AHL team as a right of passage to the NHL.

And with the lockout of 2012, the AHL has been home to some fantastic hockey this season. Jordan Eberle, Justin Schultz, and the rest of the young Oilers […]


NHL: Five Teams That Fans Love To Hate
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BY JEFF ANGUS

There are a lot of reasons to dislike an NHL team – it could be because the team is a close rival of your favourite team. It could be that team is a very successful franchise and beats up on your team with consistency. That team’s roster may feature a player or two (or three) that you dislike. Whatever the reason, we all love to hate certain NHL franchises for a number of reasons. Here are five of the most hated teams in hockey (and in a […]


NHL: Games to Watch on 23 January
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BY JEFF ANGUS

There are four games in the NHL tonight, and the Leafs, Canucks, and Flames are all in action. Vancouver and Calgary are looking for their first wins of the season, while the Leafs are looking to get back on track in Pittsburgh, which is a tall task against a deep and talented Penguins squad. Out in the desert, the gritty Blue Jackets hope to continue their strong start against a Coyotes squad that has struggled at keeping the puck out of the net. Let’s break down each […]


NHL: Who Will Win The Stanley Cup?
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BY JEFF ANGUS

Which NHL team will hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup in 2012-13? Do the Los Angeles Kings have the right ingredients for a repeat? Does a healthy Sidney Crosby lead the Penguins all the way? Do the Canucks finally break through? How about the New York Rangers – is star winger Rick Nash the missing ingredient?

THE FAVOURITES
New York Rangers (+850 to Win the Stanley Cup)
WHY?
The Rangers are absolutely stacked at forward, they boast a solid defensive group, and Henrik Lundqvist is far […]


NHL: Who Will Be The Division Champions in the Eastern Conference?
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BY JEFF ANGUS

We looked at the Western Conference, now let’s take a look at the favourites – and a sleeper team to watch for – in the three divisions that make up the NHL’s Eastern Conference: the Southeast, the Atlantic, and the Northeast.

SOUTEAST DIVISION
THE FAVOURITE: Carolina Hurricanes (+260 to Win the Southeast Division)
Perhaps no NHL team did more to upgrade its roster since the 2011-12 season concluded than the Carolina Hurricanes. Carolina acquired two-way center Jordan Staal from Pittsburgh, reuniting him with older brother […]


NHL: 2011-12 Season Betting Snapshot
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With the lockout tentatively over and a new season on the horizon, it seems like a  good time to brush off the thick layer of dust from last season’s NHL betting book to get a refresher on the best and worst performing ATS and Over/Under teams of the 2011-12 season.

BEST ATS TEAMS
Carolina Hurricanes (51-31 ATS)
The Hurricanes finished 12th in the Eastern Conference, posted a 33-33-16 SU record and missed the playoffs, but were a solid bet in 2011-12.

Phoenix Coyotes (50-32 ATS)