Well, the NHL gets back in full swing tonight after a 15 day Olympic break. I think games are going to be pretty difficult to predict as we don’t really know how players are going to react either from the time off or the heavy olympic schedule. There could be a number of upsets as a result of it. For example, Detroit could be in a tough position with Lidstrom, Kronwall, Holmstrom, Zetterberg, and Samuelsson all playing in Italy on Sunday and San Jose tonight. To make matters worse, most of the Swedish players took a side trip to Stockholm for a bit of a celebration on Monday before returning to their teams. On the opposite end of the spectrum are the players who didn’t play in the Olympics and instead took vacations to some sunny location in the Carribean. They are definitely tanned, but the question is, are they rested or rusty? It could be a week or two before everyone settles back into a normal routine.
|Home Team||Road Team||Predicted Winner||Confidence|
|Tampa Bay||Florida||Tampa Bay||Good|
Note: I am pretty busy with work these days so I am probably not going to have a lot of game specific commentary nor will I integrate betting lines or make bets on these games. Hopefully in a couple weeks work will slow down but it may not be until after the end of March.