Sportsbooks Take A Look at the NHL’s Best ProspectsPosted by: Mike Davis
As we await the start of the online hockey betting playoffs, those who bet on NHL games will begin to look back and assess the type of season it’s been. Those assessments aren’t arbitrary, but rather help sportsbook players maximize their playoff winnings.
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Crucial to knowing which teams will enjoy the highest amount of postseason success is understanding which teams have the best farm system. Take the New England Patriots, who play in the NFL, for example, they always seem to be in the Super Bowl or one game short of making it to the title match. The reason for this is that the organization is one of the best at replenishing itself and bringing in great talent to fill key holes.
In the NHL, teams use a farm system to help turn their youngest players into seasoned stars. Knowing which teams have the best farm system, both this year and in general, will help bettors double their winnings when playing the hockey playoff odds. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the best prospects currently on the rise in the NHL.
Kirill Kaprizov, Left Wing, Minnesota Wild
Kaprizov demanded some attention from the online hockey betting community after demolishing the 2017 world juniors, scoring 9 goals and 12 points in just 7 games. He followed up that brilliant performance by draining 20 goals in 49 games in the KHL and the 42 points he scored set a league record for a teenager. His KHL contract won’t expire until 2018, but his tenacity for scoring goals is a perfect for the Wild.
Philippe Myers, Defender, Philadelphia Flyers
Myers joined Philadelphia back in 2015 as an undrafted free agent. Two years later and there isn’t a team in the NHL who isn’t eyeing up this undrafted prospect. After all, who doesn’t want a 6’5” 210-lb beast protecting their net?
Jordan Greenway, Left Wing, Minnesota Wild
Although most considered Greenway a project, his performance in the 2017 US World Junior squad helped drastically change that perception. Greenway is a giant part of Boston University’s offense and he should help make Minnesota even more dominant.
Thomas Chabot, Defender, Ottawa Senators
Unlike some of the names on this list, Chabot’s value didn’t make a drastic change. Rather, the young defender has made steady and consistent improvements each and every year. The fact that he’s the first defenseman to win MVP at the World Juniors should show online hockey betting fans just how special Chabot is.
Brandon Montour, Defender, Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks could’ve traded Montour, considering the excess of talented young blueliners they wield. But Anaheim decided to keep Montour’s rights, simply because of the young prospects potential and high offensive ceiling. The only question remaining is whether or not general manager Bob Murray decides to free up some depth chart space for the Montour.