Both of those players impacted results at the offshore sportsbook for many years and are considered two of the all-time greats.
Sportbooks online had the Hall of Fame inductees being Yzerman, Hull, Lou Lamoriello, Brian Leetch and Luc Robitaille. Lamoriello was inducted as an executive while the others were players. Wayne Gretzky made an appearance at the ceremonies as well. He is dealing with the Phoenix Coyote bankruptcy situation and money that is owed to him but he still made an appearance in Toronto.
Many of the inductees believed they would have had longer careers if not for the lockout that occurred while they were playing. Hull knows he would have played more if not for the lockout. "Absolutely, no question," he said. "I know that for a fact." Leetch believes he would have won another Stanley Cup. "I had one year left on my contract with Toronto," he said. "I thought we had a good team, I thought we had a chance to make a run at it again. I had won in New York after 54 years and I said, 'Wow, imagine being able to win in Toronto and New York?' So I had always had that in the back of my head."
The NHL changed in sportsbooks online following the lockout. The game speeded up and new players started making an impact at the offshore sportsbook. Rookies like Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin came into the league and the older players couldn’t keep up as sportsbooks online indicated. "What happened was that we saw more younger players surface because we actually combined two classes of young players," said Lamoriello, "You had players who had a year more experience where they should, whether it be in junior or in the minors. ... I think we had better younger players [as a result]."
Sportsbooks online had the NHL thankful for the young stars. Crosby and Ovechkin are the two faces of the game today and the two players that impact sportsbooks online action at the offshore sportsbook more than any others. Crosby led the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup last season in offshore sportsbook results while Ovechkin is capable of doing the same thing for the Washington Capitals as sportsbooks online stats show.