2006 Hockey Betting Numbers:
Win/Loss Home Away ATS Over/Under
44-31-3-4 22-16-1-2 22-15-2-2 42-40 43-36-3
Hockey betting fans know that the Colorado Avalanche made one of the biggest off-season signings getting forward Ryan Smyth from the Islanders. The Avalanche also picked up defenseman Jeff Jillson from Florida and winger Scott Hannan.
Hockey betting fans know that Colorado also lost quite a few players including defenseman Patrice Brisebois and Ken Klee. They also lost forward Brett McLean and center Pierre Turgeon retired.
Hockey betting fans know that the key for Colorado was the signing of Smyth. Those fans betting NHL games know he is a power forward that will open things up offensively for the Av’s. Hockey betting fans know that he should give more room to Joe Sakic and Marek Svatos. Hockey betting fans know that Colorado just missed out on the playoffs in 2006 but with the addition of Smyth they look stronger. Fans betting NHL games know they had the fourth best power player in the league last year. Hockey betting fans know that they also scored the most goals of any NHL team in the second half of the season. That contributed to them going over the hockey betting total 43 times.
Hockey betting fans know that the problem for Colorado is in goal. Those fans betting NHL games know Jose Theodore was a bust while Peter Budaj was only slightly better. Overs could again be plentiful in Colorado against the hockey betting odds this season. Those fans betting NHL games know that the Avalanche finished 20th in goalie save percentage last season and that is not going to get it done.
Hockey betting fans know that the Av’s got a career year out of Andrew Burnette and that probably won’t happen again so they will need for players like Paul Stastny to play well again this season. Stastny put up 50 assists and 78 points as a rookie, and would have won the Calder Trophy if not for Evgeni Malkin. Hockey betting fans know that the Avalanche will also need continued production out of Marek Svatos, who fell from 32 goals and 50 points to 15 goals and 30 points last season.
Hockey betting fans know that one of the players to keep an eye on is Jaroslav Hlinka, the 31-year old Czech who has been one of the very best players over in Europe. Colorado will be improved with Smyth and Hannan. If Budaj can be decent in goal then Colorado can make the playoffs this season.
Colorado Avalanche 2007-2008
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