• Why Canadiens aren't as heavy an underdog as oddsmakers suggest

    10 days ago - By Sportsnet

    MONTREAL - Let's talk about Vegas. Not the city, not the team, but the oddsmakers.
    They have the Golden Knights as massive favourites against the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Semifinals. And by massive we mean you'd have to bet $450 on them just to win $100.
    That's an implication Vegas has an 82 per cent chance of winning this series - a Pisa-level lean with just four teams remaining.
    Semifinal Series Prices
    New York Islanders +225
    Tampa Bay Lightning -265
    Montreal Canadiens +375
    Vegas Golden Knights -450
    - Jeff Sherman June 11, 2021
    Perhaps the Canadiens can add that to the...
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  • Ranking the potential Stanley Cup Final matchups

    Ranking the potential Stanley Cup Final matchups

    10 days ago - By ProHockeyTalk

    Ranking the four potential Stanley Cup Final matchups based on the most exciting and intriguing possibilities.
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  • Conn Smythe Power Rankings: Vasilevskiy as clutch as they come

    11 days ago - By Sportsnet

    The Stanley Cup Semifinal matchups are set... just like we all predicted, right?
    Through two rounds of playoff hockey, we've seen several post-season heroes emerge, including some netminders who have been simply unsolvable. Here's a look at the players in the Conn Smythe conversation as we head into the final four.
    Andrei Vasilevskiy , Tampa Bay Lightning
    As Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour made his way through the handshake line after being eliminated by the reigning Stanley Cup champs, he took an extra few moments when he got to Andrei Vasilevskiy.
    Rod Brind'Amour and...
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  • Can clear favourites in Stanley Cup Semifinals outlast style matchups?

    Can clear favourites in Stanley Cup Semifinals outlast style matchups?

    11 days ago - By Sportsnet

    The concept of the unstoppable force versus the immovable object is as old as time and it's about to play itself out in the NHL Stanley Cup Semifinals. Or perhaps better put:
    The fun thing about watching this VGK/COL series is knowing that we're just a few days away from not one, but TWO "Runaway Freight Train vs. Quarter Mile of Glue" series in the semifinals
    - Jeff Veillette June 11, 2021
    I like that phrasing better.
    In terms of creating chances in the regular season, both the Vegas Golden Knights and Tampa Bay Lightning were teams in the top-10. In terms of limiting chances in the...
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