Bill Peters is no longer the head coach in Calgary due to racial remarks he made to Akim Aliu in the minors ten years ago. Geoff Ward has been named the interim coach in Calgary.

The Bruins and Capitals lead the NHL with 41 points apiece, although Boston has a game in hand.


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Here are the latest betting trends in the NHL:
(Trends for Games Played Through November 29th 2019)

•    Favorites (Nov 23-29): 30-19-3-3 SU and 14-41 ATS (Season: 217-122-39-23 SU / 134-268 ATS)
•    Underdogs (Nov 23-29): 25-20-6-4 SU and 268-134 ATS (Season: 184-172-28-17 SU / 268-134 ATS)
•    Game Totals (Nov 23-29): 24 Overs / 30 Unders (Season: 193 Overs / 196 Unders)

Home dogs have been great on the ML (51-35-8-4 / 52.04%) and ATS (68-27 ATS / 71.58%).


1. Winnipeg Jets

Stanley Cup Odds: +2000
Record: 16-9-1 (+$958) / 13-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 2

The Jets takeover as the #1 most profitable team after going 3-0 this week. Winnipeg are starting to play better defensively (2.81 GA/G - 7th), but goal scoring (2.85 GPG - 20th) has still been a problem.


2. New York Islanders

Stanley Cup Odds: +1200
Record: 16-5-2 (+$719) / 10-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 1

After a 15-1 run, the Isles were due for some regression. That happened this week, as NYI went 0-3, while only scoring two goals. The Isles still rank #4 in goals allowed (2.52 GA/G).


3. Washington Capitals

Stanley Cup Odds: +1000
Record: 18-4-5 (+$596) / 13-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 3

The Caps finished the week with a 2-1 record, the loss came as a -180 fav against VAN. WAS are still among the highest scoring teams in the league and they’re averaging 3.56 GPG (4th).


4. Edmonton Oilers

Stanley Cup Odds: +1800
Record: 16-8-3 (+$562) / 14-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 5

Draisaitl (48 Points) and McDavid (47 Points) are the leading point-getters in the NHL. Despite the two highest point-getters, the Oilers still only rank #13 in goals scored (3.11 GPG).


5. Colorado Avalanche

Stanley Cup Odds: +1200
Record: 15-8-2 (+$536) / 15-10 ATS
Previous Rank: 4

The Avs lost to the Leafs, but bounced back with two wins to finish the week with a 2-1 record. COL have a great offense (3.6 GPG - 3rd) and they haven’t been much worse defensively (2.88 GA/G - 12th).


6. New York Rangers

Stanley Cup Odds: +5000
Record: 12-9-3 (+$464) / 14-10 ATS
Previous Rank: 10

The Rangers had a busy week, going 3-1 despite being dogs in every game. NYR still allow 3.42 GA/G (27th), but those numbers are improving, as Lundqvist is starting to find his groove.


7. St. Louis Blues

Stanley Cup Odds: +1200
Record: 16-5-6 (+$379) / 13-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 6

The Blues aren’t a high-scoring team (3 GPG - 14th), but they’re strong defensively (2.59 GA/G - 5th). They also have one of the best powerplay units in the league (23.8 PP% - 6th).


8. Boston Bruins

Stanley Cup Odds: +750
Record: 18-3-5 (+$318) / 12-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 11

The Bruins have the longest active winning streak at six games. Losing Bergeron hurts, but the team wants him to get as healthy as possible so they don’t risk losing him for the playoffs.


9. Arizona Coyotes

Stanley Cup Odds: +2200
Record: 15-8-4 (+$190) / 16-11 ATS
Previous Rank: 8

Arizona are one of the lowest scoring teams (2.67 GPG - 23rd), but they only allow 2.26 GA/G (1st) and it looks like they’ll be able to make the playoffs as long as they don’t implode.


10. Philadelphia Flyers

Stanley Cup Odds: +3000
Record: 14-7-5 (+$140) / 11-15 ATS
Previous Rank: 14

The Flyers have one of the best defensive teams in the league, which is rare for them. They rank #6 in goals against (2.69 GA/G), #3 in shots against (28.8 SA/G) and #3 on the PK (86.5 PK%).


11. Dallas Stars

Stanley Cup Odds: +1600
Record: 15-10-2 (+$127) / 14-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 9

The Stars went 2-2 this week and are on a 2-game losing streak. During a recent 7-game win streak, DAL started finding the net more often, but they still only rank #23 in scoring (2.67 GPG).


12. Ottawa Senators

Stanley Cup Odds: +15000
Record: 11-14-1 (-$34) / 14-12 ATS
Previous Rank: 7

The Sens fell back down to earth this week with an 0-3 record. The Sens are still outperforming early expectations, but the offense (2.62 GPG - 28th) still isn’t good enough to contend.


13. Carolina Hurricanes

Stanley Cup Odds: +1800
Record: 15-10-1 (-$59) / 11-15 ATS
Previous Rank: 15

Carolina have been great when not at even strength. They rank #9 on the powerplay (21 PP%) and #7 on the penalty-kill (84.4 PK%), but they need to improve when playing at even strength.


14. San Jose Sharks

Stanley Cup Odds: +2800
Record: 14-12-1 (-$103) / 9-18 ATS
Previous Rank: 22

The Sharks are on a 10-2 run and have jumped way up the rankings the last few weeks. San Jose are scoring 2.81 GPG (22nd) and allowing 3.3 GA/G (23rd), but both of those numbers are improving.


15. Buffalo Sabres

Stanley Cup Odds: +4000
Record: 12-10-4 (-$116) / 14-12 ATS
Previous Rank: 18

The Sabres posted a small profit after going 2-2 this week. One area where Buffalo needs to improve is on the penalty-kill (75.6 PK% - 25th). Buffalo have allowed 20 goals on the PK (24th).


16. Pittsburgh Penguins

Stanley Cup Odds: +2000
Record: 14-8-4 (-$129) / 11-15 ATS
Previous Rank: 17

Injuries are piling up in Pittsburgh and they still remain one of the top teams. They rank inside the top 10 in scoring (3.46 GPG - 6th) and goals against (2.81 GA/G - 7th) this season.


17. Vancouver Canucks

Stanley Cup Odds: +2800
Record: 12-10-4 (-$136) / 13-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 16

The Canucks are coming off an 8-6 loss to PIT and goaltending is still a problem. The Canucks are allowing 3 GA/G (15th), while scoring 3.15 GPG (12th). They also rank #4 on the PP (26.7 PP%).


18. Columbus Blue Jackets

Stanley Cup Odds: +6600
Record: 11-10-4 (-$238) / 12-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 19

CBJ have shown very little consistency this season. The major concern is scoring (2.64 GPG - 26th), which is always the case with CBJ. This season even the defense (3.08 GA/G - 19th) is struggling.


19. Florida Panthers

Stanley Cup Odds: +2500
Record: 12-8-5 (-$241) / 11-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 12

Florida went 0-3 this week and fell 7 positions in our rankings. Florida are among the league’s top scoring teams (3.52 GPG - 5th), but they are allowing way too many goals (3.6 GA/G - 30th).


20. Montreal Canadiens

Stanley Cup Odds: +3300
Record: 11-9-5 (-$259) / 11-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 13

The Canadiens are on an 0-6 (0-6 ATS) run and need to turn things around quickly. Part of the issue is the fact that the Canadiens have one of the worst penalty-killing units (72.7 PK% - 30th).


21. Tampa Bay Lightning

Stanley Cup Odds: +900
Record: 12-8-3 (-$341) / 9-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 21

TB went 2-2 this week, but they’ve lost two in a row. This has been a tough team to bet on this year because they’ve lacked any lengthy winning streaks and they’re regularly big favorites.


22. Nashville Predators

Stanley Cup Odds: +1600
Record: 12-9-4 (-$357) / 10-15 ATS
Previous Rank: 26

Nashville went 3-1 this week with the lone loss coming against Vegas. Goaltending has been a big problem and the Preds need Rinne to start stepping up, as NSH allow 3.2 GA/G (21st).


23. Chicago Blackhawks

Stanley Cup Odds: +5000
Record: 10-10-5 (-$385) / 13-12 ATS
Previous Rank: 23

Chicago are on a 1-4 run. The team is only scoring 2.84 GPG (21st). Kane has 32 points (13G/19A) in 25 games, but Toews and the majority of the team have struggled to produce on offense.


24. Los Angeles Kings

Stanley Cup Odds: +20000
Record: 10-14-2 (-$399) / 11-15 ATS
Previous Rank: 20

Not only are the Kings struggling to score goals (2.62 GPG - 28th), but they allow 3.38 GA/G (26th). LAK aren’t a team I’ve been betting on and they’re a team you’ll make money on by fading.


25. Anaheim Ducks

Stanley Cup Odds: +4000
Record: 11-12-4 (-$477) / 13-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 24

The Ducks offense is horrendous (2.63 GPG - 27th). They also rank #30 on the powerplay (10 PP%). If Anaheim can’t figure things out offensively they’re going to struggle to pick up many wins.


26. New Jersey Devils

Stanley Cup Odds: +6600
Record: 9-11-4 (-$489) / 8-16 ATS
Previous Rank: 28

The Devils went 2-1 and posted a profit this week, but this team is a mess. They had high hopes, but neither the offense (2.67 GPG - 23rd) or defense (3.46 GA/G - 28th) are getting it done.


27. Minnesota Wild

Stanley Cup Odds: +10000
Record: 11-11-4 (-$513) / 12-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 25

The Wild went 2-2 this week and they’ve slowly been playing better than they started out this season, but this team is still a fade. They allow too many goals (3.23 GA/G - 22nd).


28. Vegas Golden Knights

Stanley Cup Odds: +1600
Record: 13-11-4 (-$626) / 10-18 ATS
Previous Rank: 29

Vegas are only 5-10 in their last 15 games. The goaltending has been fine (2.89 GA/G - 13th), but they only score 2.86 GPG (19th) despite having the #8 powerplay unit (21.1 PP%).


29. Calgary Flames

Stanley Cup Odds: +2500
Record: 12-12-4 (-$633) / 10-18 ATS
Previous Rank: 30

Calgary snapped a 6-game losing streak this week and ended up going 2-1. It was good to see them pick up a couple wins, but this team is a mess compared to how they were last season.


30. Toronto Maple Leafs

Stanley Cup Odds: +1200
Record: 12-11-4 (-$775) / 10-17 ATS
Previous Rank: 31

The Leafs are definitely playing a bit better since Babcock was fired, but they still have a lot of work to do if they want to live up to expectations. This team is too talented to play .500 hockey.


31. Detroit Red Wings

Stanley Cup Odds: +50000
Record: 7-18-3 (-$970) / 12-16 ATS
Previous Rank: 27

The Red Wings went 0-4 (0-4 ATS) this week and are now on an 8-game losing streak. Detroit are only scoring 2.14 GPG (31st) and they’re allowing 3.89 GA/G (31st). It can’t get worse for the Red Wings.


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