During the regular NHL betting season the scoring race boiled down to three players: Henrik Sedin, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, all three of whom qualified for Stanley Cup odds postseason. Of these three players, one has already been knocked out, two are still alive but only one has been thriving in the Stanley Cup betting action.
Sid the Kid is, as his nickname suggests, still just a kid but he’s playing like a man possessed in the 2010 Stanley Cup odds competition. Through 8 games he leads the entire NHL betting field in scoring and has propelled his team into the second round of the Stanley Cup odds action. Sedin and his Canucks are still in good shape out West as they also made it into the second round of the NHL playoff betting action, but he’s not been playing all that well and has just 10 points through 8 games of the Stanley Cup betting action.
And Ovechkin, as great as he may have been in the NHL betting regular season and as dominant as the Capitals were during the 2009-10 hockey betting, he simply couldn’t get it done in the NHL playoff betting action and is now watching the rest of the Stanley Cup odds competition from the couch.
Crosby, however, isn’t done by a long shot. Through 8 games in the Stanley Cup odds action Crosby has been annihilating opponents. He has 16 points for a full 2.0 ppg average and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. His +6 rating while on the ice is also third best among players still active in the NHL playoff betting action.
Hoping to defend his team’s Stanley Cup odds prize from last season Crosby have been transformed this post season into the most dominant force in the NHL odds rights now. What is most interesting about Crosby’s success in this year’s NHL playoff betting is that the 2009-10 season was a breakout goal scoring year for Crosby as he captured the NHL goal scoring title (51 goals) for the first time in his career. Yet it’s been his creation of goal scoring opportunities in the hockey playoff betting action that has kept his team in the fight.
Crosby has a respectable 5 goals in the eight games but he also has a whopping 11 assists as well. And that has made all the difference for the Pens as they fight on in the hokey playoffs.