The Hockey Diaries: Trade Deadline

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The Hockey Diaries: Trade Deadline

NHL Season Record 2.0

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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.)

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Finally, a night where the results and the market value aligned 100%! Sure, it was only two wagers, but seeing it fill in that way was still what seemed like a first over the last four weeks. The Islanders’ price offered up 2% of value while giving up a two-goal lead only to close it out in extra frames. I was very happy to see that result on the second leg of the progression series.

The Bruins, on the other hand, were demolished. I dunno if they thought they make Hall feel right at home before he arrived or what. That was Boston’s first loss by seven goals since dropping a similarly ugly game to this same Caps team to open up their first game of the season in 2018-2019.

On the note of that Hall trade… what a steal! And I would know, as the Devils pulled a fast one (or just painfully obvious one) on my Oilers a few years back. But this, talk about buy-low. Hall has two goals, but if you think he doesn’t double that up in rapid fashion you have not been paying attention to his career. I am not one of those who think Hall is a top 5 left-winger, but I do not think there is an anti-Hall fan out there who wouldn’t make that deal. A deal where the Sabres lose out on the trade and then also take on half of his salary. In other words, ‘sure we will pay you to go deliver on everything for that other team all the things you were meant to do here. Yeah, it’s no problem, go have fun!’

Today is the trade deadline in the league. The early Sunday movement was a pretty good sign it should stay relatively busy, though Hall was expected to be the biggest name shipped. It might not work out that way though! Certainly, too much to cover in this entry, however, it will be necessary to keep a tab on as those players arrive in their new rinks.

Chicago vs. Columbus
Kevin Lankinen #32 of the Chicago Blackhawks stops a shot from Oliver Bjorkstrand #28 of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images/AFP

April 12th Bets:

Flat Bets
Columbus Blue Jackets ML (+110) at BetOnline
Progression Bets
Anaheim Ducks Team Total O2.5 (+110) 1%

*The picks reflect the line at the moment the writer made the play on BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review) 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.