Top 5 NHL Players To Bounce Back In 2016

A single skater having a bad year can completely destroy your fantasy picks and hockey wagering plans. Often, there’s little to no warning that a player will have a terrible year, as injuries or other factors may suddenly rear their ugly head. Some players are simply a flash in the pan, similar to Jim Carey, who disappeared off the face of the earth after an incredible rookie season that included a Vezina win. [+]

The following five players, however, have been consistent contributors for years, and appear to be ready to bounce back from a difficult 2015-16 season during the 2016-17 campaign.

 

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The changes in the salary cap and the addition of international talent has created a league that displays the greatest parity of all the major North American sports leagues. In fact, for the first time in the history of the NHL, less than half of all NHL players are of Canadian origin. American involvement in the NHL has dipped slightly, while the number of Swedish players has risen to an all-time high. It doesn’t take much for a team to fall out of the playoffs, similar to how it’s very easy for individual players to undergo a difficult year, all of which is made possible by the level of competition in the NHL.

As a result, the NHL is notoriously unpredictable when compared to the NBA, NFL and MLB betting. For example, no one predicted that Brent Burns would finish ahead of Alexander Ovechkin and John Tavares in the points scoring race. Burns’ terrific year helped to propel the San Jose Sharks to the NHL finals, which is another prediction few people would bet on, especially considering the strength of the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. Keeping track of current trends is extremely important when wagering on NHL action.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Wednesday 04 October
FT Toronto Maple Leafs 7 - 2 Winnipeg Jets -105 -116 Odds
AOT St. Louis Blues 5 - 4 Pittsburgh Penguins +165 -185 Odds
FT Calgary Flames 0 - 3 Edmonton Oilers +135 -156 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 5 - 3 San Jose Sharks +130 -152 Odds
Thursday 05 October
FT Nashville Predators 3 - 4 Boston Bruins +102 -110 Odds
PEN Montreal Canadiens 3 - 2 Buffalo Sabres -125 +105 Odds
FT Colorado Avalanche 4 - 2 New York Rangers +175 -213 Odds
PEN Washington Capitals 5 - 4 Ottawa Senators -141 +120 Odds
FT Minnesota Wild 2 - 4 Detroit Red Wings -147 +125 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 1 - 10 Chicago Blackhawks +118 -128 Odds
FT Arizona Coyotes 4 - 5 Anaheim Ducks +135 -156 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 0 - 2 Los Angeles Kings +130 -152 Odds
Friday 06 October
FT New York Islanders 0 - 5 Jackets +125 -147 Odds
FT Florida Panthers 3 - 5 Tampa Bay Lightning +150 -172 Odds
Saturday 07 October
FT Colorado Avalanche 1 - 4 New Jersey Devils +110 -132 Odds
FT New York Rangers 5 - 8 Toronto Maple Leafs +125 -147 Odds
PEN Detroit Red Wings 2 - 1 Ottawa Senators +120 -141 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 4 - 5 Florida Panthers -111 -111 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 3 - 6 New York Islanders +105 -125 Odds
FT Nashville Predators 0 - 4 Pittsburgh Penguins +135 -156 Odds
FT Montreal Canadiens 1 - 6 Washington Capitals +125 -147 Odds
PEN Minnesota Wild 4 - 5 Carolina Hurricanes +110 -132 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 2 - 4 St. Louis Blues +125 -147 Odds
FT Jackets 1 - 5 Chicago Blackhawks +135 -156 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 2 - 3 Vancouver Canucks -156 +135 Odds
AOT Philadelphia Flyers 3 - 2 Anaheim Ducks +105 -125 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 3 - 6 Calgary Flames +105 -125 Odds
FT Los Angeles Kings 4 - 1 San Jose Sharks +130 -141 Odds
Sunday 08 October
FT Montreal Canadiens 0 - 2 New York Rangers +105 -125 Odds

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