What’s up guys! The NHL is back! I am pretty pumped for the games tonight and then tomorrow we’re really in for a treat with a full slate of games.
This year I’ve decided to offer all of my picks for free through the NHL Betting Tips Facebook page and our email list. So make sure you sign up to both of those so you don’t miss out on any of our winning NHL bets. Last year, since I started offering the picks to paying members I personally had a record of +15.93 units in the regular season (since January 27th) and a record of +13.35 units in the playoffs. You can see the spreadsheet of my picks from last year right here.
I’m going to be updating the site to coincide with my decision to move back to providing the best free NHL picks you’ll find on the web.
Another update I wanted to include is that I will be focusing a lot more on daily fantasy hockey this year. I’ve gotten into daily fantasy big time over the past year and I’ve been finding just as much success playing daily fantasy as I did purely betting on sports. So be on the lookout for DraftKings.com lineups throughout the season. I’m not sure if I’ll add these here or on my main SportsBettingCanadian.ca site, but I’ll mention the articles on Facebook for sure, so just make sure you’re on the Facebook page.
Alright, on to the first pick of the season…….
Vancouver Canucks @ Calgary Flames
These two teams were the 3rd and 4th highest scoring teams in the Western Conference last season and they get to jump right back into the heated rivalry after the Flames dismissed the Canucks from the first round of the playoffs last year. Karri Ramo is getting the nod in goal for the Flames out of the gate and I’m not convinced that he is of starter quality in this league. The Flames played well defensively in the preseason, but the regular season is another can of worms.
I like both of these teams to put up some goals in this one. Early in the season teams defensive schemes are not always running completely smoothly, and this can result in some silly mistakes that end up with the puck in the back of the net.
Look for a shootout with the Gaudreau-Monahan-Hudler line in a scoring race with Sutter-Sedin-Sedin.
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