The dust has finally settled on whats been a wild offseason for the NHL, also also with the 2019-20 season around the horizon, sportsbooks are getting prepared for what is shaping up to be another exciting year on the ice by simply releasing OVER/UNDER stage totals for all 31 clubs in the approaching campaign.
BetOnline has searched the Tampa Bay Lightning (108.5), Toronto Maple Leafs (101.5), Boston Bruins (100.5), Vegas Golden Knights (100.5) and Colorado Avalanche (98.5) since the teams with the greatest chances to place the maximum point totals. Its worth noting that Leafs, the Bolts and Bruins all live in the Atlantic Division — a sight for fans whose squads play at the Atlantic.
On the reverse side, the Ottawa Senators (68.5), Los Angeles Kings (73.5), Detroit Red Wings (75.5), Anaheim Ducks (79.5) and Buffalo Sabres (83.5) are??the likeliest teams to finish at the base of the standings. The Sens 64-point year in 2018-19 has been the worst in the league, but Ottawa did not have its own pick due to a trade with Colorado.
A couple of teams I prefer to go OVER their projected point totals are the Chicago Blackhawks (90.5) and also Florida Panthers (96.5) The greatest reason I enjoy the OVER in both situations is goaltending. Chicago period in 2018-19 underwhelm, but overall director Stan Bowman created a splash in free agency by signing netminder Robin Lehner.
With Lehner in the fold to help shoulder the load with Corey Crawford, the Blackhawks are at a place that is prime to improve from one year ago in their album that is 36-34-12. In the end, Lehner had been a Vezina Trophy finalist due to some 25-13-5 record,??2.13 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in his one season with the New York Islanders.
Florida boasted one of the worst goaltending tandems in the league last year, but due to the fertility of Roberto Luongo and the commerce of James Reimer to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Panthers would have a brand new appearance in net after signing celebrity goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to a seven-year, $70-million thing.
Having a franchise netminder in between the pipes, an offense that scored the ninth-most goals in 2018-19 (264) and one of the best coaches in the NHL at Joel Quenneville in his first year on the seat, I expect the Panthers for a playoff team and jump within their 96.5-point projection.
All chances courtesy as of August 13 of BetOnline
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