Hockey betting expectations are sky high for the Vancouver Canucks while the Dallas Stars look like a rebuilding team to bet on hockey with.
Both teams have stumbled out of the gate to start the hockey betting season as Dallas lost a pair of shootouts for all who bet on hockey with them while Vancouver lost their first 3 games before getting an explosive 7-1 home hockey betting win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.
The Canucks are respected by those who bet on hockey as the defending northwest division champions and a team with plenty of balance. Vancouver’s hockey betting attack is led by the Sedin brothers. The identical twins from Sweden led the team in scoring last hockey betting season and are off to another stellar start for 2009-10. Center Henrik Sedin had 3 goals and 2 assists to start the hockey betting campaign while left winger Daniel Sedin had 4 assists.
A cause for hockey betting concern in Vancouver has been the slow start of super star goaltender Roberto Luongo, who was the dominant force in Vancouver’s division title hockey betting run of last year. Luongo had a high average of 3.52 goals against to start the 2009-10 hockey betting season with a poor save percentage of .865. His goals against average last year was a stellar 2.34 as he had a hockey betting record of 33 wins with just 13 losses.
Luongo was rewarded this past summer for his great season with a 12-year $64 million contract. He has not been happy with his play thus far. “It’s not fun to start 0-3. It bothers me,” said the goaltender. “I had a great camp. I felt awesome. I felt that I couldn’t be beat in camp. But there were a couple of rough games on the road. And now, all of a sudden, things are not going the way you want them to.”
Despite not winning their first two games Dallas coach Marc Crawford has been pleased with the effort. “Our club is really learning how to play at the level they need to play at,” said the coach. “They’re embracing playing at the high pace, and there’s a lot of guys who can do it well.” This matchup will wrap up a 3-game western Canadian swing for Dallas.