NHL betting finals fans should have the Pittsburgh Penguins on their radar.
This is a young team that has gone from awful to fantastic in just two seasons and now looks like a leading contender for a spot in the NHL finals odds this season. NHL betting finals odds makers are seriously looking over this squad and NHL finals odds should be doing the same.
NHL betting finals fans could not have been all that surprised when the Pens eliminated their first round opponents in this year’s race fro the NHL betting finals. But the ease in which they disposed of the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the NHL betting finals post season competition was remarkable. Now as the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the New York Rangers in the second round of the race for the NHL finals odds it appears that the team is firmly in the drivers seat and looking to get back into the NHL betting finals for the first times since the days of Lemieux and Jagr.
Speaking of Jagr, it must be a painful trip down memory lane as he visits his ex-team with his team and suffers such a discouraging blow to his own NHL betting finals. But the Czech is in the twilight of his career and the new face of the NHL betting finals appears to be that of Sydney Crosby, the Pens wunderkind and reigning MVP of the NHL. Sid the Kid has achieved everything else in the sport except for a spot in the NHL betting finals and this year could very well be the year that he makes his debut in the NHL finals odds.
Crosby has been dynamite in the post season and is the driver of his team’s quest for the NHL betting finals this season. But he’s got plenty of help this season and teammates like Jordan Staal and Evgeni Malkin who will have played a key part in any NHL betting finals appearance. Malkin has been excellent this season and kept the team’s NHL finals betting dreams alive when Crosby missed extensive time with injuries this season.
While the Pens certainly don’t have a lock on the NHL betting finals, with a tandem like Crosby and Malkin, it would seem a very tough proposition for opponents to keep them out the NHL betting finals.