CLICK TO JOIN

Remember me Reset Password

      

Carolina Hurricanes Odds - Forecast calls for playoffs but no improvement

Posted by Don Melrose on 9/24/2009 8:39:59 AM
hockey betting strategyThe Carolina Hurricanes odds got a major shot in the arm last season on the strength of returning coach Paul Maurice and Cam Ward’s breakout season between the pipes. Now, the Hurricanes’ NHL odds are looking up for 2009-10. Can this aging but strong team stay in the Stanley Cup hunt?





Carolina Hurricanes Odds: Deep but aging at forward; lacking talent on defense

  • Scoring won’t be a problem; Eric Staal leads a deep, well-rounded forward corps
  • Defense could really use an elite player
  • Cam Ward crucial to Carolina’s success


Carolina Hurricanes odds maker breakdown: OFFENSE
The Hurricanes were a throwback to their Stanley Cup-winning 2006 team last year and nothing should change this season. Their top six of Eric Staal, Erik Cole, Ray Whitney, Matt Cullen, Sergei Samsonov and Tuomo Ruutu give them a nice blend of size, speed, goal-scoring ability and playmaking – a little bit of everything. It’s important that the ’Canes get a lot from their forwards as the blueline contributes so little offensively.


Carolina Hurricanes odds maker breakdown: DEFENSE
Carolina allowed the eighth-fewest goals in the NHL last year but that wasn’t really because of its blueline; it was more because Carolina has great two-way forwards like Cullen, Rod Brind’Amour and Chad LaRose plus Cam Ward in goal. The Hurricane defense corps lacks size and overall shutdown ability. Joe Corvo can quarterback the power play decently enough but Carolina lacks a boomer on the point unless Anton Babchuk, who scored 16 times a year ago, re-signs.


Carolina Hurricanes odds maker breakdown: GOALTENDING
Cam Ward went from enigmatic to rock-solid in one year and was absolutely the driving force behind Carolina’s online sports betting turnaround last season. He’s the real deal – big, athletic and a great clutch player. He’ll be Carolina’s most important player again this season and could sneak onto Canada’s Olympic team If he maintains last year’s performance standard.


Carolina Hurricanes odds maker breakdown: SPECIAL TEAMS
Special teams left a bit to be desired for Carolina last year. A lack of an elite point presence hurt the power play and that problem could continue unless Joni Pitkanen really comes into his own this season. The penalty kill wasn’t great either, perhaps because of a lack of foot speed on the defense.


Carolina Hurricanes odds maker breakdown: SEASON OUTLOOK
Make no mistake; Carolina is a playoff team. It has too much firepower and too good of a goalie to falter. However, the ’Canes did very little to improve in the offseason while competitors like Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa worked hard. The Hurricanes should slide down a few spots in the standings.


For full Carolina Hurricanes odds, check out the betonline.com sportsbook. For all your sports betting tips and analysis, bookmark the Betting Edge at betonline.com.

Don Melrose is betonline.com's hockey expert.

Archives

Twitter


↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!


↑ Back to top