While the 2021 NHL entry draft isn't viewed as being as deep as the 2020 class, as with Alexis Lafreniere last season, there appears to be a consensus No. 1 - Michigan's Owen Power. The Wolverines freshman defenceman didn't look out of place playing with the men at the IIHF world championship, winning a gold medal skating for Canada, playing in the top defensive pairing. Power is almost certainly going to the Buffalo Sabres.
NHL 2015-16 Stanley Cup Championship Futures Prediction Odds Update
NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup LIVE Betting Lines Update
With Pittsburgh holding a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Penguins are now top chalk to claim the 2015-16 Stanley Cup. The rise to the favorites perch has been dramatic as Sidney Crosby & Crew were +2400 pups back in October. This is good news as the Pens were longshots in our group of three teams we backed with our futures wager in the preseason.
Injuries have the Lightning flickering as Tampa Bay are longshots in the final four group with a +600 money line price. We secured the Bolts with a +1100 ML price back in October. Vezina Trophy candidate Ben Bishop and captain Steve Stamkos getting close to returning from injury is promising for the Bolts but that needs to happen sooner rather than later the way the Pens are playing.
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St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks NHL Western Conference Playoff Standings
Heading into Game 3 of their Western Conference Finals, the St. Louis vs San Jose series is tied at a game apiece. The Sharks have momentum as they posted a 4-0 shutout in Game 2 in the Show Me State. San Jose went 18-20-3 at home during the regular season but they are 4-1 at the Shark Tank in the playoffs. The Sharks 15 goals scored on the power-play is tops in the playoffs to date.
After seven-game series wins over Chicago and Dallas, St. Louis won 2-1 at home in Game 1 before getting shutdown completely on Tuesday. The Blues are in a tough spot as they are a very physical team that is now under the global spotlight each night they play. Pounding their opponents and then moving the puck up ice is the Blues mantra. It’s a fine line that St. Louis is trying to straddle.
Our futures wager currently returns 24 units if the Pens claim the Cup and 18 units if Tampa Bay wins – with a six-unit loss if a Western Conference team is NHL Champions. By backing San Jose and St. Louis, with six units each, our original six-unit investment returns safely to our betting bankroll. Our Eastern Conference returns shrink to TBL six-units and PIT 12 units but we add a 4.5 unit return with the Blues and a six-unit return with the Sharks. We LOVE guaranteed returns.
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Canadian hockey fans have it made. There is no shortage of ways on how to watch the NHL. Whether it's TV stations or online streams, fans can tune in using their phones, tablets, or kick it old school by watching on television. Gone are the days where you had to go to one room and wait for one time to watch the NHL. Here are the many ways to watch the NHL in Canada.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from capturing their second straight Stanley Cup title. They lead the best-of-seven Cup final series against the Montreal Canadiens by a 3-0 count. In the Cup final for the first time in 28 years, Montreal has lost nine of 33 previous Stanley Cup final series. However, the Canadiens have only ever been swept in a final series one time in their history.
The Stanley Cup has gone through some unique firsts during the past two NHL seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year's Cup final series didn't end until September. This year, with the launch of the regular season delayed until January, the Cup final series is stretching into July. One facet that hasn't changed, though, is that no matter when wagers are placed on the games, the bettors want to be certain that they are placing those wagers with the best betting sites for the Stanley Cup Finals.