Jan 112007
 

Here are tonights game predictions. Games to watch are Toronto-Buffalo, Ottawa-Rangers, Dallas-Anaheim, Calgary-Colorado, and Minnesota-Vancouver. All are either rivalry games or important games in the standings.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Boston -134 NY Islanders 125 Boston Some
Buffalo -113 Toronto 112 Buffalo Some
NY Rangers -102 Ottawa 101 Ottawa Some
Philadelphia 142 Montreal -173 Montreal Good
Carolina -210 Florida 152 Carolina Strong
Tampa Bay -109 Washington 108 Tampa Bay Some
Dallas -104 Anaheim 103 Anaheim Some
Colorado 104 Calgary -104 Calgary Some
Phoenix 106 Detroit -106 Detroit Some
Vancouver -138 Minnesota 127 Vancouver Good
Los Angeles -115 San Jose 113 Los Angeles Some
Jan 102007
 

Summary of last nights Ottawa-Boston game that I attended:

First Period: Boston is bad, but Ottawa is horrific. Boston scored 2 goals.
Second Period: Boston joins Ottawa in the horrific category. No goals, shots are 6-3 Ottawa.
Third Period: Boston still horrific, but Ottawa plays well, gets some bounces capitalizes on horrific defense by Boston (who were missing Chara and Stuart), and scores 5 goals including an empty netter.

First 2 periods were complete yawners.

Anyway, tonight we will see New Jersey get an easy 2 points over St. Louis and Buffalo get an easy 2 points over Chicago, while a couple of mediocre teams in Florida and Pittsburgh meet up and in the late, and most interesting game, Edmonton takes on San Jose.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
New Jersey -263 St. Louis 162 New Jersey Strong
Florida -164 Pittsburgh 139 Florida Strong
Chicago 114 Buffalo -117 Buffalo Good
San Jose -155 Edmonton 135 San Jose Good
Jan 092007
 

There are 11 games on the schedule tonight with some key matchups and a few yawners. I’ll be at the Sens-Bruins game tonight so I am hoping it will be a good one and it should as these two teams are battling it out in the standings. The Islanders-Rangers game is worth whatching too as the Islanders look to be falling apart while the Rangers are starting to look like they might be getting things going again. Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh meet each other both hoping to get a win to show they deserve to still be contenders for the final playoff spot or two. Out west a struggling Anaheim has a tough matchup against Nashville and the Iginla-less Calgary Flames face division rival Minnesota. The yawner of the night sees St. Louis facing Columbus.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
NY Rangers -123 NY Islanders 119 NY Rangers Some
Washington -218 Philadelphia 154 Washington Strong
Columbus -136 St. Louis 126 Columbus Some
Toronto -113 Carolina 111 Toronto Some
Montreal -132 Atlanta 124 Montreal Some
Ottawa -124 Boston 119 Ottawa Some
Tampa Bay -114 Pittsburgh 112 Tampa Bay Some
Nashville -102 Anaheim 102 Anaheim Some
Dallas -147 Phoenix 132 Dallas Good
Colorado 113 Detroit -115 Detroit Good
Calgary -134 Minnesota 125 Calgary Some
Jan 082007
 

Just one game tonight but nothing to get to excited about. It is an important game for Edmonton as they have fallen a bit back in the playoff race. They can’t afford to give away winnable games like this one.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Los Angeles -106 Edmonton 106 Edmonton Some
Jan 072007
 

There are six games on the schedule today which is a lot of a Sunday. I guess with the NFL regular season schedule complete the NHL feels it can start playing more Sunday games. The algorithms predictions have all the home teams winning but I think there could be a few road teams winning today. New Jersey should have a good chacne at beating Montreal and Phoenix is playing very well lately having won 5 in a row and had a good chance to beat Chicago. The late game of the night sees the Florida Panthers go up against Vancouver and former goalie Roberto Luongo. Unfortunately Todd Bertuzzi won’t be in the lineup.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Ottawa -221 Philadelphia 154 Ottawa Strong
Montreal -118 New Jersey 115 Montreal Some
Chicago -109 Phoenix 108 Chicago Some
Pittsburgh -128 Tampa Bay 122 Pittsburgh Some
Anaheim -176 Detroit 143 Anaheim Strong
Vancouver -180 Florida 144 Vancouver Good
Jan 062007
 

Here are the game predictions for tonights games.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Boston -213 Philadelphia 153 Boston Strong
Ottawa -113 New Jersey 111 Ottawa Some
Montreal -155 NY Rangers 135 Montreal Good
Toronto -134 Buffalo 125 Toronto Good
Washington -163 Atlanta 138 Washington Good
Carolina -135 NY Islanders 126 Carolina Some
Nashville -133 St. Louis 125 Nashville Good
Minnesota -199 Colorado 149 Minnesota Strong
Calgary -117 Dallas 114 Calgary Some
Los Angeles 122 Detroit -129 Detroit Good
San Jose -289 Columbus 165 San Jose Strong
Jan 052007
 

Wow, there were some crazy games last night. First after being down 2-1 heading into the second period Toronto scores 9 unanswered goals to win 10-2. In San Jose the Red Wings got up to an early 3-0 lead only to see the Sharks score the next 9 goals to win the game 9-4. And in Edmonton Patrik Stefan of the Stars does his best to give away the game by fumbling with the puck 2 feet in front of Edmonton’s empty net only to see the Oilers pick up the puck, quickly come back down the ice and score with 2 second left to send the game to OT. The only positive for Stefan was that the Stars pulled out a shootout win to get him off the hook a little. Interestingly, these were the 3 games I pointed out as games to watch.

As for today the game to watch is Vancouver-Edmonton. The northwest division is so tight that you can move from last to first in a day or two. These games are ultra important. Although Buffalo should easily win, the Buffalo-Pittsburgh game will feature a lot of offensive talent that could be entertaining to watch.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Atlanta -190 Phoenix 147 Atlanta Strong
Buffalo -176 Pittsburgh 143 Buffalo Good
Chicago 135 Nashville -154 Nashville Good
Colorado -178 Tampa Bay 143 Colorado Strong
Vancouver -185 Edmonton 146 Vancouver Strong
Anaheim -214 Columbus 153 Anaheim Strong
Jan 042007
 

It’s a typical Thursday night with a lot of games scheduled and some quality games but three games stand out in my mind. The first is Toronto-Boston because these two teams might end up fighting each other for the final playoff spot in the east. The other two quality games are between quality western conference teams with Edmonton playing Dallas and San Jose playing Detroit. Dallas, San Jose and Detroit all should easily make it into the playoffs but Edmonton playing in the killer division will be in a fight for the playoffs through they may not be much less of a quality team than the other three.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Boston -129 Toronto 122 Boston Some
NY Rangers -176 Philadelphia 143 NY Rangers Good
Washington 104 Montreal -104 Montreal Some
Carolina -139 Phoenix 128 Carolina Some
New Jersey -142 NY Islanders 129 New Jersey Good
St. Louis 106 Chicago -106 Chicago Some
Minnesota -151 Tampa Bay 133 Minnesota Good
Calgary -161 Florida 138 Calgary Good
Edmonton -155 Dallas 135 Edmonton Good
San Jose -115 Detroit 113 San Jose Some
Jan 032007
 

Just 3 games tonight but there is a premier matchup in the Senators vs Sabres. The Sabres have clearly been the better team this year overall, but the Senators have won 3 straight games against Buffalo after the Sabres won the first matchup of the season. Should be an interesting game but with the Senators injury woes I have to give the edge to Buffalo. Vancouver-Dallas could also be a good game but the third game of the night is a battle between lowsy teams as Columbus visits Los Angeles.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Ottawa 107 Buffalo -107 Buffalo Some
Vancouver 118 Dallas -122 Dallas Some
Los Angeles -123 Columbus 119 Los Angeles Some

I’ll also take this opportunity to let you all know that Dobber from dobberhockey.com is releasing a mid-season hockey pool guide. It should be released today so check it out. You can buy it by clicking the buy now button.

Jan 022007
 
Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
St. Louis 122 Chicago -128 Chicago Some
Montreal -161 Tampa Bay 138 Montreal Good
New Jersey -136 NY Rangers 126 New Jersey Some
NY Islanders -159 Philadelphia 137 NY Islanders Good
Pittsburgh -100 Carolina 100 Carolina Some
Detroit 100 Anaheim -100 Anaheim Some
Minnesota -170 Atlanta 141 Minnesota Strong
Calgary -133 Vancouver 125 Calgary Some
Edmonton -152 Florida 134 Edmonton Good