2006 Hockey Betting Numbers:
Win/Loss Home Away ATS Over/Under
47-24-5-6 26-10-2-3 21-14-3-3 45-37 41-40-1
The 2006 Pittsburgh Penguins were the surprise of the National Hockey League. The Penguins were not picked by anyone to do much and thrilled hockey betting fans all season.
They won 47 games straight up and were a NHL betting odds success as well going 45-37 against the spread. Center Sidney Crosby won the MVP award for the 2006 season and also signed a $43.5 Million dollar extension. "It feels great, especially with the group of guys we have, to know I'm going to be able to grow with these guys and spend a while with them," Crosby said, "To have that sense of security, it definitely feels good." Crosby became the league's youngest MVP since Wayne Gretzky. Hockey betting fans know that the Penguins made Crosby the youngest captain in league history after last season, when he led the NHL with 120 points (36 goals, 84 assists). Another great bit of information for hockey betting fans know that the Penguins' 47-point improvement was the fourth best in NHL history. These hockey betting fans also realize that they were eliminated in five games by eventual Eastern Conference champion Ottawa in the first round of the playoffs.
Penguin hockey betting lovers know that their team has improve in the off-season. NHL betting odds fans know that they signed two former Stanley Cup winners, right wing Petr Sykora and defenseman Darryl Sydor. Online hockey betting fans know that the Penguins also re-signed their best young defenseman, Ryan Whitney, backup goaltender Dany Sabourin; and they re-signed defenseman Rob Scuderi. The 2007 Penguins hope for continued improvement from Rookie of the Year LW Evgeni Malkin. Pittsburgh Penguins hockey betting enthusiasts also hope that goalie Marc-Andre Fleury becomes more consistent. Sidney Crosby should lead the NHL in points for many years to come. Hockey betting fans know that he is a true superstar and makes the Penguins a threat to win all the time. The player that should help Crosby in the scoring is RW Sykora. He may play on the front line with Crosby and that would give him a lot of scoring opportunities. For every Penguins hockey betting follower releif the Pittsburgh Penguins gave coach Michel Therrien a one-year contract extension through the 2008-09 season.
Penguins hockey betting fans know that the 2007 Pittsburgh Penguins should be exciting and fun to watch. They may also be a hockey betting success against the NHL betting odds but won’t be nearly as undervalue as a year ago when they surprised nearly everyone looking at NHL betting odds with their strong play.