Significant moves during the NHL Offseason has seen a power shift in the league. Some franchises such as Buffalo has added star power to their foundation of young talent. Others have bolstered depth down the lines by making more quiet moves. Good morning and thank you for seeing us again at HRWager. Today, we will look at some of our favorite teams in terms of improvement for the rapidly upcoming 2016 NHL season.
NHL Offseason : Florida Balances Their Team
Florida fans no longer have to be forlorn over the prospects of their defense. Having been bounced out of the first round by the Islanders, the consensus around the league is that their back line needed help. Campbell and Mitchell were getting long in the tooth and wore down at the end so they were set sail from the franchise. Jason Demers and Mark Pysyk add a steadiness to the defense. Keith Yandle provides the flash to get the offense spurred by this acquisition. They still have cap room to spare and a quality goaltending option should Robert Luongo struggle after hip surgery. This team should have at least two playoff series wins coming up for the next year.
North of the Border
Canada should not be without a playoff team this time around. Calgary has taken a large step forward to fill this void. Goaltending has seen a massive improvement by not only adding a quality starter but an above average backup as well. Brian Elliott should allow the Flames to continue to press the attack while providing a backstop to stop the occasional counter attacks that occur. Glen Gulutzan is the head coach that the franchise feels to gel with the young players on the team. Flames forward to the playoffs this season.
So get those bankrolls ready to back the Panthers and Flames next season. While not making the most glitzy of moves, they are poised to take steps forward as franchises. Their value in the early going should make for fine moneyline profit in the first month of action. Good fortune today and we will see you tomorrow here at HRWager.