The last time sports betting players considered a New York Islanders game a remotely relevant sporting event, Mr. Alexei Yashin was still around collecting his $10-million paycheck. Well, that was the case before this season. Before John Tavares arrived.
The most hyped prospect since Sidney Crosby, John Tavares is passing his first test with flying colors so far this season. He’s a creative center who has a goal-scoring touch but can also make others around him better. Seeing him help turn Matt Moulson into a sniper is like seeing Brett Favre and Sidney Rice blossom in NFL betting.
After visiting Montreal for a tough matchup on Monday the Flyers host the Islanders in their first home game since the Capitals pummeled them. I think sportsbook bettors should mark this date on the calendar as the point at which the Flyers’ turnaround begins. More so in hockey than in most sports, new coaches always seem to energize players upon their arrivals. Laviolette should do the same and the Flyers will be pumped up at home.
Hockey odds pick: Flyers
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