Philadelphia Flying to Toronto to take on LeafsPosted by: Mike Davis
The 2015-16 season was extremely disappointing for Toronto Maple Leafs fans. After posting a 29-42-11 record, the team hung its head after having delivered the worst regular season performance in the history of the franchise. Not only were the 2015-16 Maple Leafs the worst team in the history of Toronto, they were also the worst team in the entire NHL that season – the first time Toronto achieved such a pitiable title since the 1984-85 season. Indubitably, the Maple Leafs needed a turn around. Some online NHL betting fans were hopeful that they were taking the right steps when they drafted Auston Matthews with the first overall pick in this year’s draft, but others had their doubts. What kind of progress have the Maple Leafs been making into this turnaround season?
From what we’ve seen this season, Toronto still has plenty of rebuilding left to do. As things stand now the Maple Leafs rank 7th in the Atlantic Division and have a record of 5-5-3. With 8 losses already to their name, online NHL betting fans are starting to refrain from picking Toronto on the money line. This past Tuesday night, the Maple Leafs were on the receiving end of an embarrassing, humbling 7-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Playing against a team as experienced as the Kings truly highlighted the weakness of Toronto’s young athletes. With their tails hanging between their legs, the Leafs must now prepare for their next contest against an equally unforgiving opponent.
On Friday, November 11th, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be welcoming the Philadelphia Flyers to Canada to face off at the Air Canada Centre. The puck will hit the ice at 7:00 PM EST and online NHL betting fans looking to catch the results of their predictions can do so by catching the local broadcasts, tuning into ESPN Radio, or online via NHL TV. Compared to the Leafs, what kind of season has Philadelphia’s own hockey team been having with a 6-6-2 record.
Philadelphia also finds themselves ranking 5th within their respective division, the Metropolitan Division. Philadelphia hasn’t had the best start to the season, especially when considering how well the Flyers performed the previous year. Last season, Philadelphia finished with a 41-27-14 record, which placed them 5th in the division. They didn’t make it too far into the playoffs, but their moderate success was still enough for most hockey betting sites to give the Flyers mediocre odds of winning this year’s Stanley Cup. Thanks to their record, which is slightly better than Toronto’s, the Flyers are likely to be favored in this Friday’s game. The Leafs will be desperate for a good showing after being humiliated, but Philadelphia will be eager to hand Toronto yet another whooping.