2006 Hockey Betting Numbers:
Win/Loss Home Away ATS Over/Under
49-24-1-8 25-10-0-6 24-14-1-2 32-50 28-45-9
The New Jersey Devils were a great straight up success in 2006 but were often overpriced and a hockey betting loser against the number. The Devils will not be so overpriced in 2007 on the NHL betting odds board as they look much weaker.
The New Jersey Devils in 2007 will again be counting heavily on goalie Martin Brodeur. Hockey betting fans see that the already suspect Devils offensive attack took a big hit in the off-season with the departure of C Scott Gomez to the division rival New York Rangers. Hockey betting fans know that for New Jersey to have success this season RW Brian Gionta will need to stay healthy and LW Zach Parise will need to continue to play well like he did in the playoffs last season. New Jersey hockey betting fans were disappointed when the defense also took a big hit with the loss of Brian Rafalski. He was lost in free agency and he was a big reason why goalie Martin Brodeur played well. Hockey betting regulars think that the Devils could have major trouble even making the playoffs in 2007.
Key player: Brian Gionta, RW - If he is healthy, Gionta is the only offensive player on this team that can consistently score. Hockey betting fans know that the Devils also really need LW Jamie Langenbrunner to pick up his play and find the net more often. Most of the hockey betting fans believe that the problem for New Jersey is that other than Gionta and Parise there is not much offense and that is a major problem in this division, especially with Brodeur getting older.
It seems every year that hockey betting fans think New Jersey will have a down year and it doesn’t happen. Devils hockey betting followers believe this may be finally be the year it does. Hockey betting fans know that the Devils will have to play great defense because they can’t score. Hockey betting fans want for Andy Greene to have many productive seasons as a New Jersey Devil. The ones interested in NHL betting odds see that the Devils do have a Sutter behind the bench and Larry Robinson is back to coach the defense but this team looks weak overall.
The New Jersey Devils were built around a strong defensive system that included strong defensemen with many skills. Those fans looking at NHL betting odds think the good news for New Jersey is that the farm system is loaded with talented defensemen. Those fans looking at NHL betting odds see that the Devils also have Jeff Frazee, one of the top college goalies playing with the University of Minnesota.