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    State of the Shootout in the Eyes of Bettman

    How to deal with ties for a professional league so dependent on it’s gate for players salaries?  Few things fans equate with money not well spent as doling out tickets only to see the contest end in a draw.  The NHL has realized this and over the years have tried various formats to prevent this and keep the outcome  dependent on a skill factor  Unfortunately, some of the early innovations equated to having an NBA free throw contest to determine their games.  What has Gary Bettman come out and said about the state of the shootout for the 2015 season?…

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    Dallas and Washington Upgrade for 2015 Season

    The season looms closer as franchises seek to continue their success or alter their misfortunes for 2015.  It has to be a more exciting season as rule interpretation will bring back some of the goal scoring.  Few leagues depend upon their gate more than the NHL. Apex Hockey Betting will look at two franchises seeking change not only in their home towns but across the league. Owner Deflection Most of the time, owners in the NHL look towards the bottom line instead of through the eyes of a fan.  Not so with the Capitols as their owner took the stance…

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    NHL Free Agency Gems for 2015

    A vital aspect in keeping your hockey handicapping sharp is the tracking of trades and moves in free agency.  Even if they do not go down, the potential and rumors cause us to not only probe but see weaknesses in franchises we did not suspect were there.  All in all this well help us to hit the ground running when the preseason concludes.  So come with us here at APEX Hockey Betting as we look at some of the more pertinent moves in the NHL. Paying the Premium Money does not spend nor even equates to the same thing at…

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    Canadian Teams Quite Active This Time of Year

    Canadian teams are taking front and center in this edition of Apex Hockey Betting.  Alberta has made some recent moves to keep the momentum going in Calgary.  Edmonton has done some odd moves this week.  Finally, will Babcock get to work his magic on one of the more coveted young restricted free agents this year? Firing Everyone in Edmonton? Atop the NHL draft has not been the kindness that the NHL envisioned giving the league’s worst team.  A bounty of high selections have not translated into much success on the ice.  So the franchise brought Peter Chiarelli to bring in…

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    Tampa Evens Stanley Cup but Has Advantage

    Tampa Bay did what was expected and evened the Stanley Cup Final at one game apiece with a four to three win on Saturday night.  After giving away the opener, Chicago returned the favor but in a more subtle way than Tampa did.  What was the error that allowed Tampa to triumph?  How is it that the Blackhawks error might stay in their system more than the Tampa one did? Read on at Apex Hockey Betting to see what this is and how to pounce on it. Tampa’s Was Unusual Ryan’s abortive breakaway in Game One provided the moment in…

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State of the Shootout in the Eyes of Bettman

Jul 26, 2015

How to deal with ties for a professional league so dependent on it’s gate for players salaries?  Few things fans equate with money not well spent as doling out tickets only to see the contest end in a draw.  The NHL has realized this and over the years have tried various formats to prevent this and keep the outcome  dependent on a skill factor  Unfortunately, some of the early innovations equated to having an NBA free throw contest to determine their games.  What has Gary Bettman come out and said about the state of the shootout for the 2015 season?…

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Dallas and Washington Upgrade for 2015 Season

Jul 12, 2015

The season looms closer as franchises seek to continue their success or alter their misfortunes for 2015.  It has to be a more exciting season as rule interpretation will bring back some of the goal scoring.  Few leagues depend upon their gate more than the NHL. Apex Hockey Betting will look at two franchises seeking change not only in their home towns but across the league. Owner Deflection Most of the time, owners in the NHL look towards the bottom line instead of through the eyes of a fan.  Not so with the Capitols as their owner took the stance…

State of the Shootout in the Eyes of Bettman

Jul 26, 2015
How to deal with ties for a professional league so dependent on it’s gate for players salaries?  Few things fans equate with money not well spent as doling out tickets only to see the contest end in a draw.  The NHL has realized this and over the years have tried…

Dallas and Washington Upgrade for 2015 Season

Jul 12, 2015
The season looms closer as franchises seek to continue their success or alter their misfortunes for 2015.  It has to be a more exciting season as rule interpretation will bring back some of the goal scoring.  Few leagues depend upon their gate more than the NHL. Apex Hockey Betting will…

NHL Free Agency Gems for 2015

Jul 7, 2015
A vital aspect in keeping your hockey handicapping sharp is the tracking of trades and moves in free agency.  Even if they do not go down, the potential and rumors cause us to not only probe but see weaknesses in franchises we did not suspect were there.  All in all…

Canadian Teams Quite Active This Time of Year

Jun 21, 2015
Canadian teams are taking front and center in this edition of Apex Hockey Betting.  Alberta has made some recent moves to keep the momentum going in Calgary.  Edmonton has done some odd moves this week.  Finally, will Babcock get to work his magic on one of the more coveted young…

Tampa Evens Stanley Cup but Has Advantage

Jun 7, 2015
Tampa Bay did what was expected and evened the Stanley Cup Final at one game apiece with a four to three win on Saturday night.  After giving away the opener, Chicago returned the favor but in a more subtle way than Tampa did.  What was the error that allowed Tampa…

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Dangers of MoneyLine Every Game and Corsi Part Two

In the first part of the series, we were examining the metric Corsi percentage and how it could be used for hockey wagering.  The stats were looked at and it was given that the San Jose Sharks were vastly underperforming in their record against the perceived possession that their hockey team was getting.  The pronouncement was made that this team would be the one to watch.  They had two games this week.  Let us look at what happened in each and the unit result if we bet on each and equally. Calgary 2 at San Jose 0 It is always…

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Hockey Handicapping and Metrics Made Easy Part One : Fenwick and Corsi

In a world of touts and bad comedy teams, Fenwick and Corsi sounds like the last stop on a Vaudeville tour.  However, make no mistake that these two names are actually terms that can raise your hockey handicapping ability.  They are technically metrics and attempt to quantify on ice dominance.  They are nice easy numbers that relate to on ice puck possession that teams have on even strength.  The first part of this series will give you their definitions and from there we will apply it our our hockey wagering patterns. No More Minding the Stopwatch Possession and how long…

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Introduction to Betting on Hockey

Anyone who has been involved with sports betting for any length of time has probably heard the story about the down-and-out gambler who went on a horrible losing streak in football, then shifted his attention to basketball, with the same degree of non-success. He just could not pick a winner, and this was nothing out of the ordinary, as he simply did not have a firm grasp of handicapping principles. With a certain desperation, he had a conversation with a friend as he explained his woes. The friend, trying to be helpful, suggested that maybe the desperate loser could take…

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Money Lines and Puck Lines in Hockey

There are a few different ways to bet on hockey, and we will go over them. The one that will be easiest for the general public to understand is the MONEY LINE, which essentially allows the bettor to place a wager on the outright winner of a game, with a price on the favorite and a price on the underdog. You will find these prices expressed in odds that are referred to as “American,” and not fractional. So as the hockey bettor, you are analyzing the “value” that appears in the line on either side, as you perceive it. Here…