2007 Detroit Red Wings
2006 Hockey Betting Numbers:
Win/Loss Home Away ATS Over/Under
50-19-5-8 29-4-2-6 21-15-3-2 41-41 33-29-10
Hockey betting fans know that the Detroit Red Wings did everything in 2006 except win the Stanley Cup. That is not good enough in hockey town. The Wings were unbeatable at home for hockey betting fans going 29-4-2-6. Hockey betting fans know that it helps that Detroit plays in the easiest division in the NHL.
Hockey betting fans know that Chicago and Columbus are weak and St. Louis is not much better. Online hockey betting fans know that Detroit has Datsyuk and Zetterberg but the strength of Detroit is the defense. Lidstrom and Rafalski are superb while Chelios and Kronwall provide defensive depth. Those fans looking at hockey odds know that in goal Hasek is back and at 42 he could be a question mark. Hockey betting fans know that last year was a pleasant surprise for Detroit as Hasek went 38-11-6 with a 2.05 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and eight shutouts. Hockey betting fans know that he was 10-8 in the playoffs with a 1.79 GAA, .923 save percentage and two shutouts. The Red Wings also resigned forward Jiri Hudler.
Hockey betting fans know that the Wings are definitely going to be in the mix for the Stanley Cup again in 2007. Those fans looking at hockey odds know that superstar defenseman Niklas Lidstrom likes the team’s chances. "We have a good team," Lidstrom said, "The core guys are here, guys like Pavel (Datsyuk) and Hank (Henrik Zetterberg) will be even better. I really like the way our team is right now."
Hockey betting fans know that the key for Detroit will be staying healthy, especially goalie Dominik Hasek. Those fans looking at hockey odds know that they will also need forwards like Dan Cleary, Mikael Samuelsson, Johan Franzen, Jiri Hudler and Valtteri Flippula to pick up the slack now that Robert Lang, Todd Bertuzzi and Kyle Calder are gone. Those fans looking at hockey odds know that the good news is that Detroit gets a super defenseman in Brian Rafalski to replace Mathieu Schneider.
Hockey betting fans know that Detroit is going to be strong again in 2007 and will be favored in many games this season. Many hockey betting experts think they have a chance to do well and Lidstrom sure agrees. "It was a great experience for our younger guys going deep into the playoffs (last season) and playing when it really matters," Lidstrom said. "They'll build on that and get better."