The 2019 NHL Trade Deadline is quickly approaching, which means players will be on the move. Canadian teams have been active, and they’ll all be in action for the annual “Hockey Day In Canada” trio of matchups on Saturday.
Senators Oilers Betting
Ottawa, who just traded Mike Fisher to Nashville, may go into this game as the road favorite as they’re 4-1 SU in their last five trips to Edmonton, and they need to make something happen in this battle of last-place teams as the Senators have lost 11 straight games. Four of those meetings have gone under the posted total.
Maple Leafs Canadiens Betting
In what is arguably hockey’s most heated rivalry, the Canadiens will be the home favorites against the Maple Leafs, who traded Francois Beauchemin to Anaheim for Joffrey Lupul. The Maple Leafs are 3-2 SU in their last five visits to the Bell Center, with two of the last three coming in under the posted total. It’s always a big occasion when these Original Six rivals face each other.
Flames Canucks Betting
In the nightcap, the league’s best team, Vancouver, will definitely be the home favorites against the Flames, who are 2-3 SU in their last five trips to British Columbia. The Flames have been playing extremely well to storm into the playoff picture, and they won in Vancouver just back in January, but another win would be an upset for those betting online hockey.
NHL Trade Deadline
NHL betting players didn’t really get a lot of excitement at the trade deadline, but there was one big deal to go down between teams who have a history. It wasn’t exactly Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles, but the Kings again went to Edmonton in order to strengthen their team, and came away with a power forward who has Stanley Cup-winning experience
The Kings traded for Dustin Penner, who scored 21 goals for the Oilers, in exchange for prospect defenseman Colten Teubert, a first-round pick in 2011 and a conditional second-round pick in 2012. This works out for the Kings as Penner is a consistent 25-35 goal guy, a big body with soft hands around the net, and he’s turning 29 in September so he has a few good years left. The Kings could also afford to give away with Teubert as they have the likes of Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson roaming the blue line, so losing another blue-chip defender isn’t a big deal.
It especially works for the Oilers, who didn’t have to give up Ales Hemsky, and while they didn’t get Brayden Schenn, who would go very well with Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle up front, Teubert will fit on the blue line in the Oilers’ rebuilding process. Teubert played with the pair on the 2008 team that won gold at the U-18s, he played with Eberle on the 2009 gold-winning junior team, and both again on the 2010 silver-winning team. They also get draft picks, the best weapons in the rebuilding process and they’ve proven to be a great drafting team. It may not happen next year, but sooner than you think, look for Edmonton’s sports online betting odds to improve.