2006 Hockey Betting Numbers:
Win/Loss Home Away ATS Over/Under
28-40-3-11 17-17-1-6 11-23-2-5 44-38 44-37-1
The Washington Capitals flopped in 2006 straight up but were able to make a little bit of money for hockey betting fans going 44-38 ATS. They also were nice to those hockey betting fans taking them over the total as they went over 44 times.
Hockey betting fans see that the Capitals made some major off-season moves to upgrade the team. Hockey betting fans know that they picked up center Michael Nylander who was with the Rangers and defenseman Tom Poti who was with the Islanders. They also added forward Viktor Kozlov who was with the Islanders.
Hockey betting fans see that Nylander had career highs in goals (26) and assists (57) with the New York Rangers last season. Those that bet on hockey know that he has played for seven teams in his 15-year NHL career, including 74 games with the Capitals from 2002-04. Hockey betting fans know that he has 189 goals and 420 assists in 808 career games. Those that bet on hockey see that Kozlov scored a career-high 25 goals and added 26 assists for the Islanders last season. Hockey betting fans know that Poti was a 2003 All-Star and a member of the 1998-99 All-Rookie team. Hockey betting fans know that he's played eight NHL seasons for three teams, getting 58 goals and 194 assists, including 44 points for the Islanders last season.
Hockey betting fans know that the Capitals rely heavily on goalie Olaf Kolzig and superstar scorer Alexander Ovechkin. Those that bet on hockey see that the Capitals allowed 286 goals last season and that was 28th in the league and other than the addition of Poti, nothing was done to help out Kolzig.
Hockey betting fans think that the Washington Capitals should be better in 2007-2008 but they still don’t have enough talent across the board. Those that bet on hockey think that picking up Nylander will definitely help but whether that is enough to get them into the playoffs is questionable at best. Hockey betting fans know that Ovechkin is definitely a star and Kolzig can hold his own in goal but more needs to be done if Washington wants to make the playoffs. The good news is that the Capitals are now willing to spend money and more may be done in terms of picking up players before the season begins to help the team in the future.