Our NHL Free Pick for Valentines Day came through as the Rangers got us the +175 payday. Now another puckline pound has pinged the radar. Two underwhelming teams but only one has put the turmoil of the past behind them. Minnesota has to go to Vancouver tonight but the weary road is not so tiresome in this particular circumstance. Get ready for some more +100 investments here at HRWager.
NHL Free Pick : Infusion
Mike Yeo had worn out his welcome in Minnesota. This is the same coach that was down 4-1 with ten minutes left and pulled the goalie for five straight minutes. Players do not appreciate that and was the final straw that saw him lose his job. While the Wild were good on defense, that style of hockey wears on professionals. That they have to work so much harder than the other during the regular season is vexing. So look for a new lease on life for the Wild tonight. Minnesota will come out with loads of energy and this is very important to our investment tonight.
Vancouver Not Streaky
Just over .500, Vancouver is just one of two teams to not string together a streak of three wins or more. They had the chance and the Leafs crushed them at home. How bad was it? 30 to 10 shot advantage to Toronto at the half way point of the game. This is a very up and down team that just can not carry the tempo. The dictation of pace by Vancouver is clearly lacking. Too often they are seen to be skating on their heels.
Even after a coaching change, the Wild are the road favorite here. However look at the difference in price! -120’s compared to – 1 1/2 +260’s. Usually Minnesota eeks by but tonight is the exception. Players want to prove it was their former coach and not them that are responsible. Forgo the -120 ML and take the – 1 1/2 +260 here. Good fortune and we will see you tomorrow here at the HRW.