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NHL Power Ranking Offer Same Old Same Old Feel

Written by Michael Gordon   
Thursday, 03 November 2011 09:34

NHL Power Ranking October brought many surprises for Breeders Cup betting enthusiasts gambling on hockey in North America. For example, two of the most prolific teams in the NHL, whom have struggled over the last three seasons, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers, started off the season, atop the power rankings. Both Canadian clubs jumped out to fast starts, before slowly losing momentum as the price per head month came to a close. With November arriving yesterday, it is time to look at the updated power rankings.

As we open up November, the NHL power rankings are offering bettors the same old feel of the last few years. That is to say, the teams that built through the draft either before or at the start of the lockout eight years ago remain on top, while teams that didn’t remain in the middle of the pack and the basement. Today’s bookie software power rankings should come as no surprise to any diehard hockey handicappers.

Pittsburgh Penguins – The Pittsburgh Penguins depth was on full display to start the season, as the club is without all world and future hall of famer Sidney Crosby, at least until the middle of November. Pittsburgh has also played without fellow future hall of famer Evgeni Malkin for stretches and Jordan Staal but still found ways to be successful. As it stands right now, the Penguins were able to go eight – three – two in October, to lead the NHL. Last year’s late addition of power forward James Neal, has paid off and then some, as Neal is second goals after the first month of the season. Meanwhile, defenseman Kris Letang is second in the NHL with 10 assists. If the Penguins can stay hot when Crosby and Malkin return, they should be a safe NHL odds pick to win the Stanley Cup.

Washington Capitals – What would an NHL season be, if we didn’t have the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals seemingly neck in neck in the standings to begin the season? The Capitals have jumped out to a quick start, winning eight of their first 10 games, including a come from behind victory over the Anaheim Ducks last night. Washington has shown at least early in the season, that they are intent on turning regular season success into playoff success. Yet, as has always been the case with Washington, we will have to wait and see if Bruce Boudreau can convince his top talents to play defensive hockey in the playoffs.

Chicago Blackhawks – Our third and final team, has also spent time building up its roster through the draft. The Chicago Blackhawks appear better then ever this season, after coming within a win of defeating the Vancouver Canucks in last seasons playoffs. Chicago is currently seven – two – two which puts them third overall in the NHL. Head Coach Joel Quenville will be relying on the team depth, especially on defense, as Duncan Keith is out with an injury. Look for Nick Leddy to step up, as the young blueliner has seven points in his first 11 games this season.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 21:55
 
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