Between 1994 and 2002 the Red Wings appeared in four hockey finals odds match ups and won Lord Stanley’s cup three times. But it’s been a few years since the team made an appearance in the NHL betting finals and fans in Detroit are hoping that this is the year the Wings are back in the hockey finals odds after a six-year hiatus.
Hockey finals odd makers like the team’s chances and if judging by the regular season performance and the action thus far in the hockey finals odds post season there is little reason to believe that the Wings won’t be back in the NHL betting finals this year. Detroit finished the regular season with the best record in hockey and entered the playoffs as the hockey finals odds favorite to win the Stanley Cup. The Wings finished with 115 points, seven points better than its closest rival for a spot in the hockey finals odds, the San Jose Sharks.
But even more than simply the separation in total points the Wings have been the most complete team in the eyes of hockey finals odds makers for many other reasons as well. Detroit has been the most balanced team in the NHL this season ranking second in scoring and first in goals allowed, the two most important statistics for any team in the quest to reach the hockey finals odds. This team can obviously get it done on both ends of the ice and with the multi-talented players that the Wings have on roster it would be very difficult to bet against this team reaching the hockey finals odds.
The biggest obstacle that the team will likely face on its way to the NHL betting finals is the San Hose Sharks, but there’s little reason not to think that the Wings won’t be featured in the 2008 hockey finals odds. Simply making the NHL finals odds and actually winning the match up are two different things, but on paper the Wings also match up very well against any potential hockey finals odds out of the East.