NHL Props for the New Year

As we approach the conclusion of a very tumultuous 2016, there’s a good deal of folks wondering what’s on the horizon and if the grass will be greener on the other side. Sportsbooks are taking advantage of our curiosity and wonderment by offering us props pertinent to this 2017 half of the 2016-17 NHL season.
BetWay is one of the main culprits and is offering three intriguing propositions for the next half. I have broken these down props and found the worth for you so you won’t have to make it the New Year’s resolution to stop sports betting.
Will an Original Six team win the Stanley Cup?
This particular one has got the best chance of cashing although I don’t adore any of these props’ value. Even the Rangers, Canadiens and Blackhawks are sitting in prime position to complete the season near the very top of their various branches and the Bruins look as they could also enter the playoffs if Tuukka Rask keeps up his crazy play.
Even if those groups make the playoffs, they will be just four of 16 teams vying for the Cup — giving an Original Six team a 25 percent chance to win. If the chances were fair, this prop would be paying 4 to 1. I understand books have to protect themselves but I believe that they’re being somewhat greedy here.Will that a goaltender win the Hart Memorial Trophy?
Carey Price accomplished this feat from 2015 so it is definitely possible. That said, there’s plenty of factors this season going against the bidding for the MVP trophy.
Factor No. 1: There are a lot of very good goalies this season. Multiple crease occupiers like Devan Dubnyk and Sergei Bobrovsky are playing from their minds at the moment, restricting the value of other goaltenders around the league. Those guys’ numbers are similar to the ones being posted by Price and Rask this year so unless among those tendies breaks away from the pack in the second half, it is not going to occur.
Factor No. 2: Sidney Crosby is back. Sid has become the poster boy for the NHL since he was drafted back in 2004 and when the league gets a chance to anoint its prince, it does. This was verified last year when Sid the Kid won the Conn Smythe even though Matt Murray carrying the Pens into the Cup as a rookie. Crosby is now leading the league in goals and also has a significant shot to win the Hart, Maurice Rocket Richard and Art Ross trophies.

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