Pucking the Trends: NHL Betting News and Notes

Posted by Ari in Columns,Frozen Assets,Uncategorized on October 22, 2009 — 1 Comment

In his weekly Covers piece, Ari looks at stories from around the league and how they affect NHL bettors.

A losing equation

Minnesota Wild backers are disappointed this season with their club’s 1-6-0 record.

Minnesota recently completed a grueling five-game road trip that included three games in four nights against Anaheim, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Michael Russo of the Star Tribune described the Wild’s season using the following equation: new coach + new players + new philosophy + heavy road schedule = early season struggles.

Wild forward Andrew Brunette is not bothered by his team’s slow start: “We’re five games under .500 and we just go from there. You can beat yourselves up over it, but I thought we did some good things on this trip,” said Brunette.

Minnesota plays six of its next nine games at home.

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