2021-2022 NHL Thread

sharky99

EOG Dedicated
It was fun getting the hockey discussion together in the bubble and the last shortened season which proved profitable on both fronts. Now its a long marathon with a long break in Feb 2022 for the Winter Olympics. I encourage people to have various outs with especially access to 60 minute Regulation Lines(NO OT included). We all appreciate everyone's information, opinions and contributions to attempt to make the thread fun and profitable. I typically don't do these but liked the numbers so jumped on.

Season Point Totals

Vancouver Canucks Over 88.5 -115 2 units b365
Tampa Bay Lightening Under 108.5 -135 2 units sportsinteraction
 

Neveragain

EOG Veteran
Some top stories to follow this NHL season. Google for details.

Seattle Kraken
Return to normalized schedule
Carey Price
Jack Eichel
Robin Lehner
Evander Kane
Olympic year
Women’s growing involvement in NHL coaching, scouting, player development, analytics
Single game sports betting legal now in Canada
 
It was fun getting the hockey discussion together in the bubble and the last shortened season which proved profitable on both fronts. Now its a long marathon with a long break in Feb 2022 for the Winter Olympics. I encourage people to have various outs with especially access to 60 minute Regulation Lines(NO OT included). We all appreciate everyone's information, opinions and contributions to attempt to make the thread fun and profitable. I typically don't do these but liked the numbers so jumped on.

Season Point Totals

Vancouver Canucks Over 88.5 -115 2 units b365
Tampa Bay Lightening Under 108.5 -135 2 units sportsinteraction

I like both season plays there. Lightning especially, you just know they are going to loaf it through after how they did it last year. Also tough on them because they lose a lot of players to the Olympics so they won't be as fresh late in the season as many opponents and might use that stretch to rest up even if it means a 3rd or 4th place finish.
 
I'm on VGK -1.5 tonight and will bet against the Kraken for awhile. I don't get a good vibe with them right now, I think they are going to prove to be more like a traditional expansion team in that they are going to hope their quality goalie can cover up for a lot of weakness. Also I think this Covid list for them feels like they are stashing players in the hopes that they can waive some guys without losing them. Also the arena fiasco having to open with so many road games this could be a bad road trip to start the season with the team finally getting traction only after they play a home game.
 

MrTop

EOG Master
Some top stories to follow this NHL season. Google for details.

Seattle Kraken
Return to normalized schedule
Carey Price
Jack Eichel
Robin Lehner
Evander Kane
Olympic year
Women’s growing involvement in NHL coaching, scouting, player development, analytics
Single game sports betting legal now in Canada



Full Season Pass (Early Bird Price) – $179.99 / season

Full Season Pass (Regular Price) – $199.99 / season

Stanley Cup® Playoff Pass – $74.99
 

MrTop

EOG Master
They still doing Center Ice? I thought it all switched over to ESPN+ ?


they have both... espn+ is solid play for the price. Disney going into sports books. Expect the price going up on ESPN+ .. the CEO said it will be a major player in sports real soon. It will heat up in 2022 when amazon gets thursday night..NFL ..it will be found nowhere else..
 
they have both... espn+ is solid play for the price. Disney going into sports books. Expect the price going up on ESPN+ .. the CEO said it will be a major player in sports real soon. It will heat up in 2022 when amazon gets thursday night..NFL ..it will be found nowhere else..
Amazon's pricing will get interesting then. Have had Prime forever but never watched a sporting event on it. I don't really get why they would want to tie sports in with it, they'd be better off buying some streaming network and putting their sports content on it.
 
I'm not a big hockey guy, but if the Panthers can get consistent play in goal, they're a dangerous team

They are getting plenty of respect in the betting markets, but yeah the hole in net has just gotten bigger unless Bob somehow figures things out.
 

kane

EOG master
They are getting plenty of respect in the betting markets, but yeah the hole in net has just gotten bigger unless Bob somehow figures things out.
At this point I'm not counting on Bob, I'm done with him, I'm hoping Spencer Knight plays well enough to become their number one goalie, he played very well last year in limited action, if he's the real deal in net, I like this team
 
Some top stories to follow this NHL season. Google for details.

Seattle Kraken
Return to normalized schedule
Carey Price
Jack Eichel
Robin Lehner
Evander Kane
Olympic year
Women’s growing involvement in NHL coaching, scouting, player development, analytics
Single game sports betting legal now in Canada

The need for a WNHL, like WNBA. A lingerie league ;
 
The need for a WNHL, like WNBA. A lingerie league ;

Women's hockey is an enigma. Its actually pretty good quality now with so many girls playing growing up and as the men's game becomes a lot less physical the blatant difference of no real checking becomes less of an issue. But therein is the problem, to fill seats and keep people amped during the regular season the NHL needs the physical side along with the occasional fight or the fans are not as engaged.
 

"McCann among four out for Kraken in first game against Golden Knights​

Top-line center joined by Oleksiak, Donskoi, Jarnkrok in NHL COVID-19 protocol​

 

sharky99

EOG Dedicated
I like both season plays there. Lightning especially, you just know they are going to loaf it through after how they did it last year. Also tough on them because they lose a lot of players to the Olympics so they won't be as fresh late in the season as many opponents and might use that stretch to rest up even if it means a 3rd or 4th place finish.

Hopefully they keep sleepwalking in game 1 tonight down 2-0 in the 2nd, agree with what you said WB. I like the Canucks acquisitions and the perception is lukewarm on them in general. I think there's some value on them in a weak division.
 

MrTop

EOG Master
NHL.Live took the early bird special away...2nd day of season


was $179

now $199




this league is trying to save what they lost on covid already
 

MrTop

EOG Master
wildbill was correct.. i was out of the loop..once again. Disney took over the NHL package.. now a bettor/ fan gets more games but ESPN+ does not carry every NHL game. They did not have the Seattle kraken game last night, WTF

the website is unstable needs to be upgraded.
 
wildbill was correct.. i was out of the loop..once again. Disney took over the NHL package.. now a bettor/ fan gets more games but ESPN+ does not carry every NHL game. They did not have the Seattle kraken game last night, WTF

the website is unstable needs to be upgraded.

Yeah its annoying they only show about half the games, with blackouts of course. Also if you have FanDuel you can stream some games and they are sometimes games ESPN+ doesn't have. Still sportsbook streaming is lousy quality and smaller screen, I ended up using one of the not so legal streaming sites and got a much better feed on the computer.
 

MrTop

EOG Master
Yeah its annoying they only show about half the games, with blackouts of course. Also if you have FanDuel you can stream some games and they are sometimes games ESPN+ doesn't have. Still sportsbook streaming is lousy quality and smaller screen, I ended up using one of the not so legal streaming sites and got a much better feed on the computer.



when you bet NHL at fan duel they stream that game to you on the site ?


i don't use fan duel for NHL & MLB sides.. but good to know
 

sharky99

EOG Dedicated
Been working a bunch so can't watch a lot, anything stand out early to anyone?

Missed out on a good one early on Columbus dedicating the openers to their fallen goalie, Elvis M. saying it was the most important game of his life, 8-2 final.

Would anticipate good games today from the Hurricanes and perhaps the Blues that got outplayed in the playoffs against Coloado.

I'm taking a shot with the Jets tonight 60 minute regulation line -137 pinnacle 1 unit
 

choslamshe

EOG Dedicated
Huge Wings fan here so praying they hang on to their lead late here, but the Canucks could be a sneaky team this year. Especially in the weak(er) Pacific, won't surprise me if they emerge as a contender in the division. Ton of young talent.
 

choslamshe

EOG Dedicated
They were lucky to catch Vancouver on the 2nd of a b2b and 3rd game in 4 nights I believe. A win is a win. Wings will be fun to watch this year and one more year away from contending from a bottom playoff bid.
 
Wings definitely better this year bit still that's a weak lineup backed by meh goalies. I can see another year with some long losing streaks, but maybe they will at least be more competitive
 

Bushay

NHL Expert
Wings definitely better this year bit still that's a weak lineup backed by meh goalies. I can see another year with some long losing streaks, but maybe they will at least be more competitive
Goaltending will be one of the strengths for the Red Wings, not a weakness. Don't let one game cloud the vision. Yzerman stole this Nedeljkovic kid from the Hurricanes because they were in a bind with the cap. Everyone in the know will say that. And Greiss is one of the better well-traveled backups. It's their defense that's weak. And he won't see the big leagues this season more than likely, but they traded up and drafted a giant in goal in the first round this year who has all the tools to be Dryden-like for years to come. In 2 years we'll be talking about this team like they refer to Carolina and Florida. Mark my words. Yzerman is building this team as he did in Tampa years ago. He's a better team builder than he was on the ice with skates on. Been following this team for 40+ years. This is the 2nd rebuild I've been along for the ride with this team. This one will be better than the last and the last one had no salary cap to deal with. The foundation is almost in place. Their cap situation is miles better than any team in the league right now. The next couple of years will be teaching the young talent they have now how to win, and pick-pocketing desperate GMs in the league of their poorly cap-managed rosters throughout the next 2 seasons.

And I hope to be more active in this thread this year as I have in past years around here. The juices are starting to flow again.
 
Goaltending will be one of the strengths for the Red Wings, not a weakness. Don't let one game cloud the vision. Yzerman stole this Nedeljkovic kid from the Hurricanes because they were in a bind with the cap. Everyone in the know will say that. And Greiss is one of the better well-traveled backups. It's their defense that's weak. And he won't see the big leagues this season more than likely, but they traded up and drafted a giant in goal in the first round this year who has all the tools to be Dryden-like for years to come. In 2 years we'll be talking about this team like they refer to Carolina and Florida. Mark my words. Yzerman is building this team as he did in Tampa years ago. He's a better team builder than he was on the ice with skates on. Been following this team for 40+ years. This is the 2nd rebuild I've been along for the ride with this team. This one will be better than the last and the last one had no salary cap to deal with. The foundation is almost in place. Their cap situation is miles better than any team in the league right now. The next couple of years will be teaching the young talent they have now how to win, and pick-pocketing desperate GMs in the league of their poorly cap-managed rosters throughout the next 2 seasons.

And I hope to be more active in this thread this year as I have in past years around here. The juices are starting to flow again.

I agree with the future assessment, but you got to get to the future with this team first. I like the long term value of their goalies, but Greiss is mostly done being effective. Can be a 15-20 game backup at this point of his career, but he's never been consistently that good and his frame is too small to overcome not being elite in something else. The fact that he's probably a 50/50 starter is not good news. And I'm remarking on the state of the team NOW. Not in 2 years, we can't bet on those games yet. This is by analytics views the 2nd or 3rd worse lineup. Maybe by the end of the year if the young guys figure some stuff out and they supplement it with youth it can be a little better than that. Once the excitement and juices of the start of the season wear off and the quality teams get past their usual slow starts I can see this team being a dead dog a lot of nights because there will be plenty of games they just can't compete in.
 
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