2006 Hockey Betting Numbers:
Win/Loss Home Away ATS Over/Under
31-42-2-7 17-20-1-3 14-22-1-4 47-35 35-40-7
Hockey betting players see that the Chicago Blackhawks turn to one of their former legends, Denis Savard to turn things around. Those looking at hockey odds see that Savard takes over as head coach and will try and improve Chicago’s fortunes.
Hockey betting players know that the Blackhawks were actually a hockey betting success in 2006 but they were not very good straight up. Online hockey betting players know that in the off-season the Blackhawks picked up forward Sergei, center Yanic Perreault, Robert Lang and defenseman Andrei Zyuzin.
Hockey betting players know that the Blackhawks have a solid goalie in Nikolai Khabibulin but the problem for Chicago is that they can’t score. Perhaps the newcomers will help. Hockey betting players know that the Hawks were 28th in the league in scoring last year and last on the power. Hockey betting players know that the Hawks were horrible at home last year, actually under .500. Those looking at hockey odds think that although the Hawks picked up some good players they lost Adrian Aucoin, Michal Handzus, Denis Arkhipov and Mikael Holmqvist. Hockey betting players know that the good news is that the Hawks have young players like Tuomo Ruutu and Brent Seabrook. Those looking at hockey odds think the Hawks will be looking to Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews in the future.
Hockey betting players think it is really amazing to see how far Chicago has fallen. Hockey betting players know they used to fill the United Center on a regular basis, yet last year had the second-worst attendance in the league. Hockey odds players know it helps that Chicago has Nikolai Khabibulin and Patrick Lalime but the defense is weak and the team can’t score. Hockey betting players know that the Blackhawks will have the youngest blue line in the league this season, a group that has six players 24 or younger.
The Chicago Blackhawks are probably still a year or two away from being a serious threat to make the playoffs. Perhaps getting Savard as head coach will at least make the Blackhawks more exciting to watch and that would be the first step toward getting some of the fans to return.