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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 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 44 31 10 3 17 4 1 14 6 2 161 112 65
    2 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 43 29 11 3 18 2 2 11 9 1 145 117 61
    3 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 45 28 14 3 18 6 0 10 8 3 140 127 59
    4 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 46 26 13 7 16 3 1 10 10 6 153 127 59
    5 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 43 26 11 6 14 4 2 12 7 4 132 114 58
    6 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 43 25 10 8 15 5 4 10 5 4 141 109 58
    7 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 47 27 17 3 15 9 0 12 8 3 136 123 57
    8 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 46 26 17 3 16 6 1 10 11 2 140 126 55
    9 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 43 24 13 6 13 6 2 11 7 4 123 114 54
    10 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 43 23 12 8 12 6 3 11 6 5 137 131 54
    11 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 45 25 16 4 12 11 0 13 5 4 131 125 54
    12 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 46 25 17 4 13 7 2 12 10 2 147 133 54
    13 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 44 24 15 5 11 8 3 13 7 2 129 107 53
    14 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 46 24 17 5 15 4 4 9 13 1 133 131 53
    15 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 46 25 18 3 15 8 0 10 10 3 124 129 53
    16 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 43 24 16 3 16 7 1 8 9 2 142 126 51
    17 New York Rangers New York Rangers 45 23 17 5 16 8 3 7 9 2 137 130 51
    18 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 46 21 16 9 11 8 3 10 8 6 127 128 51
    19 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 47 24 20 3 15 7 1 9 13 2 138 146 51
    20 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 45 22 17 6 12 8 2 10 9 4 136 123 50
    21 New York Islanders New York Islanders 46 23 19 4 13 6 3 10 13 1 159 168 50
    22 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 44 20 16 8 11 8 4 9 8 4 129 130 48
    23 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 45 20 17 8 10 6 4 10 11 4 126 140 48
    24 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 44 18 19 7 10 8 6 8 11 1 119 135 43
    25 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 46 20 23 3 9 12 1 11 11 2 126 147 43
    26 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 43 18 19 6 10 7 3 8 12 3 122 141 42
    27 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 45 18 21 6 7 12 3 11 9 3 119 147 42
    28 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 45 18 21 6 11 8 5 7 13 1 116 142 42
    29 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 42 15 18 9 9 8 5 6 10 4 117 149 39
    30 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 44 11 24 9 6 11 3 5 13 6 99 151 31
    31 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 46 10 28 8 5 14 3 5 14 5 107 163 28