NHL: Thursday Night Hockey
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A busy Thursday night of NHL action sees the puck dropped on 11 games across the league. The Maple Leafs will be getting goaltender James Reimer back from the injured reserve. Pittsburgh remains without star center Evgeni Malkin (concussion), but he is making progress towards a return.

The Detroit Red Wings dropped a 2-1 decision in Los Angeles last night, and they travelled north after the game to San Jose, where they will face the Sharks tonight. And in Big D, Kari Lehtonen returns to the Dallas […]

NHL: Over/Under – 5 Overperforming Players
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Yesterday I highlighted my list of the five most underperforming players this season, so today here are five NHLers who are unlikely to sustain their strong starts to the 2013 season. None of the five players listed below are overrated or bad hockey players by any stretch of the imagination, but they each have performed above expectation and probably a bit above their respective playing ability, as well.

Thomas Vanek – LW Buffalo Sabres
Montreal Canadians at Buffalo Sabres (-150, 5.5)
With 19 points in […]

NHL: The Changing Odds To Win The Stanley Cup
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Although the NHL season is less than a week old, we have gotten a decent look at all 30 clubs. There have been surprises, disappointments, dominant performances, and teams that have left us wanting more. The to win Stanley Cup odds are always changing, and over the past week the odds have changed significantly for many NHL clubs. At this moment in time, which four teams represent the best value to win the Stanley Cup in 2013?

Anaheim Ducks (+4500 to Win the Stanley […]

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.

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)