2006 Hockey Betting Numbers:
Win/Loss Home Away ATS Over/Under
35-41-2-4 18-19-1-3 17-22-1-1 39-43 39-41-2
The Boston Bruins have been one of those hockey betting teams that is tough to figure out. They were just below the break even mark against the hockey betting odds and could be in a similar situation in 2007. Hockey betting fans know that the Bruins added goalie Manny Fernandez and left wing Peter Schaefer but they lost Shean Donovan and other marginal players like Stanislov Chistov, Petr Tenkrat, Jason York, Hannu Toivenen, and Brad Stuart.
Hockey betting fans see that the Bruins have New Jersey’s former coach Claude Julien and perhaps he can get them to play up to their potential. Online hockey betting fans know that the good news for Julien is that he does have a #1 goalie in Fernandez.
The Bruins at least don't have to rely upon backup Tim Thomas to win wich is a plus for all who like hockey betting. Peter Schaefer is a solid player and helps out big time and that is good news for hockey betting followers. Hockey betting fans remember that last season the hopes were high for the Bruins. Fans betting NHL games know that they signed Marc Savard and Zdeno Chara in the off-season. Savard had a nice season but Chara was weak. Those fans betting NHL games know that the Bruins would up 29th in goals against last season. For everyone interested in hockey betting the fact that Fernandez will immediately upgrade that number gives them more to rely on.
Those fans betting NHL games think that the defensive problems will continue in Boston but Fernandez is a solid goalie and will keep the Bruins in a lot of games. Hockey betting fans think that if Savard can keep up his pace and if Schaefer steps up, there is at least hope for Boston. All of the people betting NHL games think the Bruins still need younger guys like Phil Kessel and Patrice Bergeron to improve. Hockey betting fans know that Chara needs to start earning his money if the Bruins defense is to improve this season. The Bruins could be improved this season simply for the fact that Fernandez is in goal. If Boston can just find a little bit of defense they could be a surprise team in the NHL in 2007.