The Hockey Diaries: Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Showdown

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The Hockey Diaries: Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens Showdown

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(Will keep a pinned link to the March 7th entry going forward for all those that are not in the loop. It has the final record on the old approach.)

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs
Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs reaches for the puck against the Montreal Canadiens. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Once more, a winning day yesterday, once more, no market value was found. That actually surprised me a bit in regards to both the Panthers and Ducks. The second and third groups are both the lowest and highest they have been all season. Most importantly, that has seemingly coincided with positive returns!

There is only one play to a side for tonight’s slightly smaller card, and that is on the home of the hockey world – Toronto Maple Leafs. They are hosting a Montreal team that completed a 0-2 comeback two nights ago against the Oilers. Recent pickup of veteran Eric Staal scored the overtime winner in his debut. Toronto is returning home from a four-game sweep of their recent road trip through Winnipeg and Calgary. They sit on top of the Canadian division as the one true King o’ the North.

I hold 3% of value to the Leafs even though this is the shortest price they have been against Montreal all season long over four contests. Montreal did pick up a 2-1 win in OT back in the middle of February, and we know they always get up for their long-standing rival. I try not to make much about injury status to a player here or there, but it is worth noting all-star netminder Carey Price won’t be starting due to some nagging injury, and Brendan Gallagher is also sidelined. However, for the Habs, Price being out for long is more of a concern since Montreal has a deep offensive core.

Totals will be up same time as always!

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April 7th Bets:

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*The pick reflects the line at the moment the writer made the play. Since the lines might vary, don’t forget to refer back to our NHL odds.


Always risking 1u, never ‘to win’ 1u. If I expose two, that still remains risking 2u, not betting 2.5 to win 1 simply because the price is shorter than what I have. A standard stake here is 1u = 1% of your bankroll. This will keep you in the game instead of busting out every other day because you decided to be stupid and put your entire bankroll down on 8 wagers. If you have worse prices don’t bet more to compensate. Please do not attach my plays in parlays, you are costing yourself extra money trying to cut corners.