The NHL All Star Game had become worse than a joke by 2016 and it was so bad that it was considered a total waste of time. But in 2016 the league created a new approach that has become a sensation with the NHL All Star Game sports betting odds. The NHL All Star Game now goes with a four-team tournament format based on the league’s four divisions. To sweeten the pot, they use a three on three format for the games to maximize creativity and offense. It all adds up to one of the most exciting hockey wagering weekends of the season. The 63rd NHL All Star Game takes place on Sunday.
63rd NHL All Star Game
Date and Time: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
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NHL All Star Game Coverage: NBC
How it works
The 63rd NHL All Star Game will consist of four teams in a single elimination tournament. Furthermore, the All Star teams will be consisted of the best players from the NHL’s four divisions. The divisions are the Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central, and Pacific. Each game with the NHL All Star Game sports betting odds will consist of two halves of ten minutes each. The primary uniform colors for the tournament will be black for the Central, blue for the Atlantic, white for the Pacific, and Gray for the Metropolitan. Not to mention, in a toss to the past the uniforms will have stars on the sleeves as was the case in the 1980’s.
How are the captains chosen?
The four captains were selected by the NHL after the fan voting was completed to stock the teams. Steven Stamkos of the host Tampa Bay Lightning is captain of the Atlantic Division. Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is captain of the Metropolitan Division. PK Subban of the Nashville Predators will captain the Central Division. Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers will captain the Pacific Division correspondingly.
Likewise, there is a superb sportsbook online lineup of the NHL’s best coaches. Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning will coach the Atlantic Division. Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators will coach the Central Division. Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals will coach the Metropolitan. And also Gerard Gallant of the Vegas Golden Knights will coach the Pacific.
Matchup to Watch.
Uniquely, this event offers the ultimate of matchups within matchups against the NHL All Star Game sports betting odds. The Atlantic Division will be led by the hometown Lightning Steven Stamkos. Stamkos is the center and captain. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will backup Montreal’s Carey Price. Both goaltenders should see action equally.
The Central Division will garner plenty of betting action with Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks on the marquee. Kane and team captain PK Subban are two of the biggest names and recognizable stars in the game. Speaking of big names and recognizable stars the Metropolitan Division has as much as any of the teams.
The Met boasts Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. The Pacific will have Marc Andre Fleury of Vegas in goal. It all adds up for a phenomenal team setup!
63rd NHL All Star Game Betting Pick
The Atlantic Division is the pick. The Atlantic will be powered by home town hero Stamkos and Tampa Bay coach Cooper.
Online Hockey Betting Pick: Atlantic Division
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