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    NHL 2016/17 Preview

    The National Hockey League (NHL) starts once again on the 12th October. It commences on a Wednesday night and the is highlighted by the Edmond Oilers playing in their new arena, Rogers Place. The 2016/17 season is the 100th season in the history of the competition. Wincomparator will be giving unto you betting tips for most of the games of the season from the most exciting and popular Ice Hockey league in the world. Compare, analyse, and submit your bets on the National Hockey League!

    The Favourites

    After having won the Stanley Cup at the end of the 2015/16 hockey season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are up there as one of the favourites to win the heralded competition once again. This is only the second time time in over 20 years that the Pittsburgh Penguins have won the Stanley but because they retained it last season, they are odds on favourite sto do so again. A pick of some of the other favourites pipped for the title this season to win the Stanley Cup include the likes of Tampa Bay Lightning and The Florida Panthers.


    The Outsiders

    The Washington Capitals once again are said to be a team that could surprise the top squads in the NHL this season. The Capitals' season this year ended the same way it did last year with a defeat in round 2 of the Play-Offs. Last year, they were once again pitted as an outsider that could possibly cause an upset and this year nothing has changed, they are once again the outsiders. 2 years ago they were defeated at the hands of the New York Rangers and this season just gone they were defeated by the eventual winners Pittsburgh Penguins. Washington have always been there or thereabouts and it will be no different this time around. Tampa Bay Lightning are also a potentially dangerous side who some reckon will come to light this season. The bookies have them at good odds to surprise everyone and dominate the competition this year. 

    Strugglers

    The Toronto Maple Leafs are and have been struggling the last few years. In the 2011/12 season they finished 4th but failed to qualify for the Play-Offs. In the 2012/13 season they finished 3rd and were beaten in the quarter finals. Since then they been going down hill. They haven't qualified for the Play-Offs since then. They finished 8th last season, 7th the season before that and 3 years ago they finished 6th, they've been performing gradually worse each year.In addition to the Oilers, the Philadelphia Flyers were never destined for great things this campaign but they have performed worse than expected ina nulber of areas already. Claude Giroux and Jalub Voracek have not worked as well  as this time last season together up front.



    TABLE NHL
    General Home Away Total
    # Teams MP W L L(OT) W L L(OT) W L L(OT) GF GA Pts
    1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 32 7 2 23 12 6 263 182 118
    2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 31 6 4 19 15 7 282 234 111
    3 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 82 50 23 9 26 10 5 24 13 4 244 213 109
    4 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 28 12 1 22 12 7 249 195 108
    5 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 82 49 25 8 27 12 2 22 13 6 266 208 106
    6 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 82 46 23 13 29 8 4 17 15 9 223 200 105
    7 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 24 12 5 23 14 4 226 200 103
    8 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 82 47 26 9 25 12 4 22 14 5 247 212 103
    9 New York Rangers New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 21 16 4 27 12 2 256 220 102
    10 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 82 46 29 7 24 12 5 22 17 2 235 218 99
    11 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 82 46 29 7 26 11 4 20 18 3 221 201 99
    12 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 22 11 8 22 17 2 212 214 98
    13 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 23 17 1 21 14 6 234 212 95
    14 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 21 13 7 19 14 8 251 242 95
    15 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 82 45 33 4 24 17 0 21 16 4 226 221 94
    16 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 82 41 29 12 24 9 8 17 20 4 240 224 94
    17 New York Islanders New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 22 12 7 19 17 5 241 242 94
    18 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 23 14 4 19 16 6 234 227 94
    19 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 25 11 5 14 22 5 219 236 88
    20 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 82 40 35 7 22 18 1 18 17 6 249 256 87
    21 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 23 12 6 13 19 9 215 236 87
    22 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 82 39 35 8 23 16 2 16 19 6 201 205 86
    23 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 19 19 3 16 17 8 210 237 81
    24 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 82 34 37 11 22 13 6 12 24 5 223 262 79
    25 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 17 17 7 16 19 6 207 244 79
    26 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 20 15 6 13 22 6 201 237 78
    27 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 16 17 8 12 23 6 183 244 70
    28 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 82 30 42 10 18 18 5 12 24 5 197 260 70
    29 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 82 30 43 9 18 17 6 12 26 3 182 243 69
    30 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 82 22 56 4 13 26 2 9 30 2 166 278 48