NHL – History, Stats, and Trends

NHL – History, Stats, and Trends


The 2016-17 NHL season is approaching faster than a Connor McDavid breakaway and hockey betters are getting pumped. We here at OddsShark want to help you sharpen your bedding blades and set you up with an assist in preparation for the season as we take a look at some NHL history. When it comes to Stanley Cup dominance the Montreal Canadiens reign supreme. The Habs have hoisted Lord Stanley 23 times with their last championship coming in 1993. That also just happens to be the last time a Canadian team won the cup. Speaking of the Canadians, Henri Richard name is on the Stanley Cup 11 times, the most of any NHL player. Wayne Gretzky amassed 2857 points in his career to rank as the highest scoring forward of all time, while Boston Bruins legend Ray Bourque holds the record for defenseman at 1506 points. Bourque spent over two decades in Beantown before finally winning a cup in Colorado. Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy are two of the best goaltenders to ever play the game. Brodeur owns the record for most career regular-season wins with 804 while Roy posted 151 postseason victories, another NHL record. Ken Dryden and Jaques Plante share the record for netminders with the most championships at 6 a piece. Games aren’t only won on the ice. Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman tops all bench bosses with 1244 regular-season wins, 223 playoff victories and nine cups. Will this be the year and newcomer raises the cup? The Blues, Canucks, Sabres, Panthers, Capitals, Senators and Sharks have all made the finals but failed to get the job done. The Blue Jackets, Wild, Jets, Coyotes and Predators are the only franchise who have yet to reach a final. Oddsmakers seem to think the Preds could make a run this year as they set with + 1400 odds on the futures board tied with the Blues and the Sharks. Looking for the best NHL odds, info stats and trends? Check out oddsshark.com/NHL this season for all of your handicap needs.

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