July 8th, 2020 | The Hockey Betting Podcast
Brian Blessing and Cam Stewart look at the NHL Eastern Conference race heading into the 2019-2020 season. The public has flocked to teams such as the Lighting, Maple Leafs, Bruins and Penguins, while the Capitals are facing in terms of public support. The Florida Panthers are a trendy reach team thanks to some off-season moves, while the Penguins still have Sidney Crosby and a strong supporting cast. Brian and Cam look at Eastern Conference teams and NHL future odds for the 2019-2020 season. We'd like to thank Betcris Canada for their support of The Hockey Betting Podcast. Listen to The Hockey Betting Podcast for all of Brian and Cam's analysis and NHL futures picks.
Odds to Win 2019-2020 Eastern Conference*
Tampa Bay Lightning +365 Boston Bruins +500 Toronto Maple Leafs +500 Washington Capitals +950 Florida Panthers +950 Carolina Hurricanes +1025 Pittsburgh Penguins +1150 New Jersey Devils +1400 New York Islanders +1500 New York Rangers +2200 Philadelphia Flyers +2500 Montreal Canadiens +3000 Buffalo Sabres +5000 Columbus Blue Jackets +6250 Detroit Red Wings +7500 Ottawa Senators +15000
* Odds at the time the podcast was recorded
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the favorites to win the Eastern Conference at odds of about 3-1, but Cam is leery of taking Tampa Bay at the short price. Cam thinks the Bruins could be a better choice on the odds board. Boston finished with 107 points and made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final last season, but they couldn’t beat St. Louis, losing in seven games.
Cam thinks the Washington Capitals best days are behind them so he is fading them this season, but Cam does think the Pittsburgh Penguins could have another run in them. Brian and Cam both have some strong opinions on the Florida Panthers who are one of the trendy picks heading into the 2019-2020 season. Florida has a new head coach in Joel Quenneville, a new goaltender in Sergei Bobrovsky and high expectations, but Brian and Cam are not yet sold. Listen to The Hockey Betting Podcast to get their insight.
The New York Rangers are always a popular team among bettors and Brian and Cam are on board this season with the Rangers. They are not as high on the Islanders or on the Devils. Cam has some positive things to say about the Philadelphia Flyers and their goaltender Carter Hart.
Brian follows the Buffalo Sabres very closely, so make sure to listen to The Hockey Betting Podcast to get his insight into Buffalo. Cam has a strong opinion on the Montreal Canadiens and he thinks the future is bright for Montreal, but Cam is not high on the Carolina Hurricanes. Cam is also not high on some of the bottom feeders like Detroit and Ottawa.
We'd like to thank Betcris Canada for their support of The Hockey Betting Podcast. Listen to The Hockey Betting Podcast to get Brian and Cam's full preview of the NHL’s Eastern Conference heading into the 2019-2020 season.