The Detroit Red Wings are the most successful NHL franchise over the past two decades. They have made the playoffs for 19 straight seasons and I can’t see how they won’t make it twenty in a row this season. Last year the Wings were hit with the injury bug hard losing Franzen, Filpulla, Holmstrom, Eaves and Cleary to significant injuries throughout the season. Through this adversity they were still able to finish fifth in the West and advance to the second round of the playoffs where they ran out of gas against a solid San Jose team losing in 5 games.
The Red Wings have been able to keep the core of their team together this year losing no notable players, but adding both Mike Modano and Jiri Hudler who should both improve the third line and add the depth that was lacking last year. Modano is a veteran guy who can be considered the best American born player every to play in the NHL. He is reaching the twilight of his career, but he can still skate with the best of them and this Detroit team could be the perfect fit for the 40 year old. As good as the Modano addition is, the Hudler addition will mean that much more to the team. Hudler is simply a magician with the puck who the Red Wings sorely missed this past season while he raked in the big bucks in Russia. The Red Wings have played in the Stanley Cup finals Hudler’s last two season with the club, winning one of them. Who is to say this year will be any different?
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Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Betting Odds – September 30, 2010
The Red Wings odds to win the Stanley Cup are currenlty listed at +1350 at Bookmaker.com. These are the best odds of all of our recommended online sportsbooks. Sportsbook.com lists the Wings at +800, while Bodog lists them at +1100. This means that a $100 wager on the Red Wings at Bookmaker.com would win $1350, for a total payout of $1450.
Red Wings Stanley Cup Prediction
The Red Wings have always been a great team and this year should be no different. Babcock said that last year he felt he overplayed his top players in the regular season due to key injuries and he felt that they ran out of gas in the second round. If they can stay fresh throughout the year and the injury bug stays clear of them they should have a legitimate shot at winning the Stanley Cup once again. The team is continuing to age and this may be one of the last chances for a guy like Lidstrom to win another Stanley Cup. At +1350 you can’t go wrong betting on the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup. I have them in my top three teams this year so I will definitely be placing a wager at Bookmaker.com with those odds.
Written By: Niko de Jonge