You would be hard pressed to find a single hockey betting enthusiast that didn’t think the Chicago Blackhawks (52-22-8) belonged in the Stanley Cup betting finals. If any team deserved to be in the NHL playoff betting finals it’s the Hawks. This is a team that since the early months of the NHL betting season set itself apart as one of the teams to beat and established itself as an early contender for the Stanley Cup.
Chicago’s reward for an NHL betting season well played was a #2 seed in the Western Conference hockey betting postseason. And the Hawks made the most of their seeding by tearing through their first two opponents in race to reach the Stanley Cup betting finals. After dispatching Nashville and Vancouver in turn the team than destroyed the #1 seed Sharks by sweeping them in the Conference finals NHL betting action.
No team has worked harder or is more deserving of a Stanley Cup betting action berth than the Hawks and if there is any justice in the NHL odds universe Chicago players will be guzzling champagne for Lord Stanley’s chalice in few short weeks.
On paper the Hawks dominate the hockey betting matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers. For starters the Western Conference is more talented and the defense that the Hawks have seen in the NHL playoff action is much stingier. The Flyers were able to bully the smallish forwards of the Canadiens and allowed to roost in front of the net in their Eastern Conference Finals betting showdown.
They will not be able to do this against Chicago’s mammoth goal scorers like captain Jonathan Toews (6-2, 210 lbs), Marian Hossa (6-1, 210) and Patrick Sharp (6-1, 200). No team so far in the NHL playoff betting action has been able to slow these players and the Hawks have been as effective offense as there is in hockey betting over the past few months. Toews and forward Patrick Kane have scorched NHL betting opponents for a combined 46 points through 16 NHL playoff betting contest this year.
The Flyers are the team of destiny and have overcome incredible hockey betting odds to reach the Stanley Cup betting finals but on paper the Hawks are simply too dominant not to win this hockey betting matchup.