Jan 012007
 

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all had a safe and happy New Year celebration. Here are the first predictions of 2007. Things will be getting back to normal tomorrow so expect more analysis and other stuff coming soon.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Ottawa -114 Atlanta 112 Ottawa Some
Washington -177 Phoenix 143 Washington Good
Nashville -143 Colorado 130 Nashville Good
Buffalo -160 NY Islanders 137 Buffalo Good
Toronto -114 Boston 112 Toronto Some
Dec 312006
 
Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Minnesota 116 Anaheim -119 Anaheim Good
Detroit -185 Los Angeles 146 Detroit Strong
Columbus 100 Chicago -100 Chicago Some
Carolina -237 Philadelphia 157 Carolina Strong
Calgary -179 Edmonton 144 Calgary Strong
Dallas -148 San Jose 132 Dallas Good
Dec 302006
 
Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Buffalo -153 Atlanta 134 Buffalo Good
Toronto -129 Ottawa 122 Toronto Some
NY Islanders -170 New Jersey 141 NY Islanders Strong
NY Rangers -106 Washington 106 Washington Some
Tampa Bay -130 Montreal 123 Tampa Bay Some
St. Louis 127 Colorado -138 Colorado Good
Nashville -122 Boston 118 Nashville Some
Phoenix 132 San Jose -148 San Jose Good
Edmonton -128 Vancouver 122 Edmonton Some
Dec 282006
 
Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Buffalo -152 Carolina 134 Buffalo Good
Columbus 102 Detroit -102 Detroit Some
Tampa Bay -307 Philadelphia 167 Tampa Bay Strong
Edmonton -163 Los Angeles 138 Edmonton Good
San Jose -220 Phoenix 154 San Jose Strong
Dec 262006
 
Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Buffalo -154 Washington 135 Buffalo Good
Carolina -139 Florida 128 Carolina Some
Atlanta -133 Tampa Bay 124 Atlanta Some
Columbus 121 Boston -127 Boston Good
Chicago 104 Dallas -104 Dallas Some
Toronto -126 Minnesota 120 Toronto Some
New Jersey -144 Pittsburgh 130 New Jersey Good
NY Islanders -134 NY Rangers 125 NY Islanders Some
Nashville -242 St. Louis 158 Nashville Strong
Calgary -133 Vancouver 124 Calgary Some
Los Angeles -141 Phoenix 129 Los Angeles Some
San Jose -109 Anaheim 108 Anaheim Some
Dec 222006
 

We have 5 games on the schedule and while there are no marquis games there are some interesting ones as most of them are fairly evenly matched teams. New Jersey is going to be another test game for the Capitals. If Washington’s success so far is for real and they want to be considered playoff contenders they have to beat teams like New Jersey every now and again. The same can be said for the Islanders against Carolina. The other interesting game is an old Norris division matchup between Toronto and Chicago. I remember watching these two teams battle it out in the 1980′s when they had a pretty good rivalry going. It’s too bad Bill Wirtz has run what was a great franchise into the ground (hence why we should all rebel against pay per view).

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Washington -123 New Jersey 119 Washington Some
Carolina -127 NY Islanders 121 Carolina Some
Columbus -116 Vancouver 114 Columbus Some
Detroit -154 Minnesota 135 Detroit Good
Chicago -101 Toronto 101 Toronto Some
Dec 202006
 

Wow. What a crazy night in the NHL last night with 10 of the 11 road teams winning. That really wsn’t good for the winning percentage of my algorithm. Lets hope for better tonight. But honestly, I could see any of these games going either way.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Detroit -211 Columbus 152 Detroit Strong
Chicago 104 Nashville -104 Nashville Some
Anaheim -153 Dallas 134 Anaheim Good
Dec 192006
 

We have a full schedule tonight with some good game to keep an eye on. The top 2 teams in the north east meet each other as Montreal visits Buffalo. Buffalo hasn’t been quite as dominant the past couple weeks so this game could go either way. Another big northeast division game has Zdeno Chara returning to Ottawa for the first time as the Bruins take on the Senators. It’s hard to predict this game as the Senators either play really really good or really really bad (i.e. lose 6-0 to Nashville then beat Buffalo 3-1). Other good games to keep an eye on are Washington-Tampa, New Jersey-Atlanta and Minnesota-Vancouver.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Buffalo -129 Montreal 122 Buffalo Some
NY Rangers -120 NY Islanders 117 NY Rangers Some
Philadelphia 133 Carolina -149 Carolina Good
Pittsburgh -236 St. Louis 157 Pittsburgh Strong
Washington -147 Tampa Bay 132 Washington Good
Toronto -151 Florida 133 Toronto Good
Ottawa -120 Boston 117 Ottawa Some
New Jersey -122 Atlanta 118 New Jersey Some
Minnesota -105 Vancouver 105 Vancouver Some
Edmonton -150 Colorado 133 Edmonton Good
Los Angeles -136 Calgary 126 Los Angeles Good
Dec 182006
 

Just 2 games tonight, one good, one not so good. The good game has Calgary visiting Anaheim. Anaheim is listed as a ‘good’ favourite but I actually think this game could go either way. Calgary has a good chance to win this game. The other game has Detroit playing the lowly Blue Jackets. I say lowly but they have played a fair bit better lately going 5-2-1 in December. Still, this should be Detroits game to win or lose.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Columbus 138 Detroit -163 Detroit Strong
Anaheim -145 Calgary 131 Anaheim Good
Dec 172006
 

Three games on the schedule, but only one that would interest me at all: New Jersey at New York Rangers. It seems that those two teams are likely to be battling it out for the division lead come seasons end.

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
St. Louis 148 Nashville -193 Nashville Strong
NY Rangers -120 New Jersey 117 NY Rangers Some
Chicago 126 Colorado -136 Colorado Good