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NHL betting has achieved a level of parity greater than any other sport. This can be easily attributed to the salary cap – a hard cap, in the sense that not team is exempted from it. As a direct result, no one team has been able to win two Stanley Cups in a row during the salary cap era (the last team to ever accomplish this feat were the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998; also the only team to make it to back-to-back Stanley Cup Finals). In this day and age successful teams tend to become weaker rather than stronger after winning a championship. In the past, teams that did well on the ice also did well financially, and thus were able to attract the other team’s best players.

Today, though, even if they could afford it, they are not allowed to add to their existing roster. On the contrary, they may even have to let go players whose star has gotten so bright that what they are worth now would make the team go over the salary cap. By way of example, the Chicago Blackhawks had to part ways with Dustin Byfuglien after winning the Stanley Cup in the 2010 season – no doubt one of the reasons that they failed to repeat their previous success. This state of affairs certainly makes for better competition within the league, and it does make NHL betting more interesting and more challenging as well. In addition to the salary cap, the shortened summer that Cup Winners have to prepare for the following season, as well as potential injuries all mean that the defending champion team that starts the new season is seldom the same as the previous season.

To say that enormous amounts of luck are required to survive 82 games of grueling regular season, make the playoffs in back-to-back years, and then go on to win eight consecutive playoff series, is an understatement. Not unlike many people who rely and trust in their particular luck when indulging in NHL betting. But sheer luck can only carry one so far. And as a matter fact, the salary cap can help gamblers even if it does hurt the teams. On any given hockey night, the perceived David might just slay the supposed Goliath. As a result of that, statistically you will find more sharp NHL betting underdog bets than favorites since the league offers a somewhat level playing field.

Newcomers to NHL betting tend to wager on their favorites as opposed to the underdogs. This kind of emotional gambling betrays a dearth of knowledge about how NHL odds work. Betting on the underdog in NHL on every game – something that you should not do – will statistically lose much less profit than if you bet on the favorite, in every game. Remember to selectively pick your sharp NHL picks and NHL predictions, the underdogs and the best line. And also remember that BET NOW offers the most varied and yet simple opportunities for betting on NHL.


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    Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh PenguinsTuesday’s online NHL betting action delivered some pretty Wild results. The Ottawa Senators, who had amassed a 2-game lead over the New York Rangers, suffered a crushing 4-1 lead that puts the team’s playoff hopes on the line. The Predators also managed to pull one over their southern rival, the St. Louis Blues, 2-1 but ...
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  • Senators Vie For a 3-game Online NHL Betting Lead

    Ottawa Senators vs. New York Rangers game 3This year’s online NHL betting postseason is living up to fans’ expectations: a riveting fight between the greatest hockey players in the world. The biggest headline we’ve come across so far involves the reigning Stanley Cup Champions’ plight to win back-to-back titles. Pittsburgh hasn’t had any difficulty advancing in this year’s postseason, and through 8 ...
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  • Penguins Closing in on an Online NHL Betting Repeat

    Capitals vs. Penguins Game 1A couple of high scoring contests later and Wednesday’s online NHL betting action is in the books. Sportsbook players who tuned into last night’s contest witnessed a fantastic battle between the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues that ended up with the Preds getting one over their Southern brethren 4-3, followed by an offensive ...
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  • Rangers & Senators Set to Kick Off Online NHL Betting Series

    New York Rangers vs. Ottawa SenatorsThe online NHL betting playoffs are kicking off once more. We had to endure a little bit of a hockey-less hiatus, but now those who bet on NHL can rejoice as the hockey playoffs are picking up right where they left off. It’s been a bit of unpredictable ride so far, and with so many ...
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  • Can The Ducks Deliver Another Online NHL Betting Sweep?

    Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim DucksWe’ve currently dead smack in the middle of an online NHL betting break during this year’s postseason. Thanks to the first round of hockey playoff action coming to a close so rapidly, players who bet on NHL have had a little bit of time to really maul over round 2’s pairings. Wednesday will kick off ...
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