2006 Hockey Betting Numbers:
Win/Loss Home Away ATS Over/Under
33-42-2-5 18-19-1-3 15-23-1-2 43-39 31-47-4
Hockey betting fans know that the Jackets are the only team yet to have made the post-season in the NHL. Hockey betting fans know that things may be looking up for the Blue Jackets after the signing of Center Michael Peca.
Hockey betting fans know that Peca has been brought in to give the over-worked Rick Nash a helping hand. "We are very pleased to add a player of Michael's ability, character and presence," Blue Jackets rookie general manager Scott Howson said. Hockey betting fans know that the Blue Jackets still have Sergei Fedorov, Fredrik Modin, Jason Chimera and Anson Carter but all of them need to player better. Those fans looking at hockey odds see that the Blue Jackets were terrible offensively last year, ranking 28th in the league. Hockey betting fans know that they were not much better defensively. Losing Anders Eriksson will not help.
Hockey betting fans know that Adam Foote signed a huge 3-year $13.5 million dollar contract to play in Columbus but has done nothing but stink the place up. He is also complaining having said, "I'd be lying to you, and I think you all are aware, we love Colorado. ... We wish we'd never left, but we did, it's unfortunate, but, it's a business - and one day, you never know ..." Ever since going to Columbus, Foote has been awful.
Hockey betting fans know that the good news for Columbus is that coach Ken Hitchcock is a winner and will turn this team around. Those looking at hockey odds see that more good news came when ownership finally decided to remove president and general manager Doug MacLean who was a disaster. Hockey betting fans know that former Oilers assistant GM Scott Howson now has the job and he realizes what it takes. Those fans looking at hockey odds know that Howson understands that it will take time for Columbus to turn things around. Hockey betting fans think that picking up Peca is a good start and there is no doubt that there will be more moves to come. Howson signed three other free-agent centers, 24-year-old Jiri Novotny, and a pair of 26-year-olds, Kris Beech and Derek MacKenzie. Hockey betting fans think the fact that Howson understands the Jackets need a lot more help is a good sign. Those fans looking at hockey odds believe MacLean seemed to think the Jackets were just a player or two away from making the playoffs. Hockey betting fans know that Columbus will improve now that he is gone. The Blue Jackets still have work to do but they may finally be moving in the right direction.