2006 Hockey Betting Numbers:
Win/Loss Home Away ATS Over/Under
51-23-3-5 28-8-2-3 23-15-1-2 38-44 35-41-6
Hockey betting fans know that the Nashville Predators had a great season in 2006. Hockey betting fans know that they nearly won the President’s Trophy for the most points in the league before faltering down the stretch. Hockey betting fans know that the team also faltered in the playoffs but it was a special year nevertheless for Nashville.
Online hockey betting fans know that the bad news for Nashville is that things are going to get much worse this year. Those looking at hockey odds see that Nashville lost their starting goalie Tomas Vokoun in a trade, lost superstar Paul Kariya, have the potential move of the franchise to deal with and will miss super scorer Steve Sullivan for the first part of the season. The talent loss for the Predators this year is big and that doesn’t even include the loss of Peter Forsberg. Hockey betting fans know that the Predators will really have to rely upon Jason Arnott, Martin Erat, and JP Dumont to find the net. They will also have to find an answer in goal.
Those looking at hockey odds see that the Predators will have to find a way to replace Peter Forsberg and Paul Kariya. Hockey betting fans know that both players were important and will be tough to replace. Hockey betting fans know that it helps that Nashville signed Martin Gelinas as a free agent. Hockey betting fans know that the problem for the Predators is that Gelinas is 37 years old and his best years are behind him.
Those looking at hockey odds know that in addition to finding scoring, the Predators will have to replace Vokoun and that will be the huge challenge. Hockey betting fans know that they will have to hope that Chris Mason is up to the challenge. Those looking at hockey odds see that Mason played well last season but now he will have to do it on an everyday basis if Nashville is to be competitive.
Hockey betting fans saw that Nashville was great at home last year winning 28 games. They were also solid on the road winning 23 games. Both of those numbers are going to fall dramatically in 2007. Hockey betting fans know that Nashville may struggle to have a winning record this season with all of the off-season losses. It is unusual to see a team go from the top to the near bottom but that is exactly what may happen with the Predators this season.