NHL is undoubtedly the most popular hockey league – not only for bettors. There are also other interesting leagues where you can find good betting opportunities. In this article, we’ll focus just on them – alternatives to the NHL.
Knowledge of alternatives is also important due to the fact that the NHL over the past 10 years have witnessed 2x problem regarding the collective agreement, the influence of which was one year completely canceled a second time (last year) was shortened season.
As a first course we invade European leagues. In particular, KHL, which in recent years has experienced a huge boom and wants to reputation and the quality of the competition just to tighten the NHL. Among other European leagues include the Finnish SM-liiga, Swedish Elitserien and last but not least, of course, our Extraliga.
The bookmakers offering a wide selection of hockey games but you can also find matches Austrian, Swiss, Slovak or German League.
The advantage of betting on these leagues is that they are less known and bet on them less money – so they are not under such rigorous scrutiny bookmakers like. NHL. Thus, in these leagues often encounter a match offering good value. As you can see, these leagues are not only inferior alternatives to the NHL, but they also have their advantages.
Smaller amounts of information available about these leagues bookies also encourages to take any specialized league. If you accumulate enough of her information and gain a wealth of experience, can be a highly profitable way of betting.
NHL this season
Year 2013/2014 begins on 1 October and during the regular season, which ends April 13, will offer a total of 1,230 matches. Then start a knockout fight. Because of the Winter Olympics in Sochi will not play during February 9 to 25.
This year’s event will again be very interesting, as suggested courses Sportingbet to time Stanley Cup winner.
Bookmakers fit into the role of favorites, Chicago and Pittsburgh (both teams have a rate of 6.50). On the heels of their treads Boston with odds of 11.00, along with Los Angeles (12.00) and St. Louis (13,00). Conversely absolute outsiders are teams of Florida and Calgary (both team’s course on profit Stanley Cup 151.00).