From a bankrupt franchise that nobody wanted all the way to a dark horse Stanley Cup odds contender, it’s been one helluva journey for the Coyotes this NHL betting season and the journey’s far from over.
As most Stanley Cup betting fans know this the future of the Phoenix club was just about as bleak as it could get heading into the offseason last year. The scourge of the sports betting world this team was the epitome of the poorly run franchise. The team had little hockey betting success on the ice and off it things were even worse.
But some changes in the front office a financial reprieve and an incredible tenacity on the ice all led to a breakout performance in the NHL betting in the 2009-10 season. The Coyotes not only didn’t disappear –as many a hockey odds opponent might have preferred this season- but they came back better than ever.
The team finished the season 50-25-7 with 107 points, the third best in the West and one of the favorites in the Stanley Cup odds from that conference. Stanley Cup betting experts like this team’s chances as it’s proven repeatedly that it can overcome just about any type of adversity.
As you might expect from a team with this kind of scrappy character defense has led the way this NHL betting season defense will be its meal ticket to the Stanley Cup betting finals. The Coyotes 202 goals against for the hockey betting season was best in the West and second best in the NHL betting (New Jersey was tops with 191 GA). And while there might be sexier picks to take home Lord Stanley’s Cup, don’t take your eyes of the Coyotes this post season.