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Pucking the Trends: NHL Betting News & Notes

Read an excerpt from Ari’s contribution: Pucking the Trends: NHL Betting News & Notes.

This week’s column looks at the large percentage of close and high-scoring games so far, the early struggles of the Hurricanes and Canucks, and the offensive success of the Blackhawks.

Read an excerpt from Ari’s weekly contribution: Pucking the Trends: NHL Betting News & Notes.

Parity and the Puckline

So, how have those puckline bets been going?

Through Sunday, 34 of the first 63 games (54 percent) of the NHLmag campaign have been one-goal games, creating lopsided results for bettors playing the puckline.

According to Buffalo Sabres Coach Lindy Ruff, “this league (the NHL) is so tight, it’s so close, that you can get outshot badly and you can still win a game…but there’s not much that separates one team from another now.”

The Buffalo News’, John Vogl suggests that the salary-cap system implemented by the NHL is creating parity. He points to the 2008-2009 season as evidence, where only seven points separated sixth from 12th place in the Western Conference and eight points divided fourth from 10th in the East.

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