The NHL's Eastern Conference is loaded with tradition. It contains the only original, unchanged NHL franchise, the Canadiens. The NHL's first American-based team, the Bruins, also play in the East, as do the Rangers, the first American-based team to win the Stanley Cup and the Red Wings, the first American franchise to win back-to-back titles. Don't forget the Flyers, the first of the 1967 expansion franchises to lift Lord Stanley's mug, the Islanders, who won four Cups in a row from 1980-83 and even the Maple Leafs.
Sure they've fallen on hard times the last 40-odd years, but there's also 11 Stanley Cup banners hanging from the rafters in Toronto. And we didn't even mention Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins yet.
With all that tradition, there are many rivalries, some as old as the NHL itself. These always make for spectacular settings and from a wagering standpoint can also be a boon, because when age-old foes meet on the ice, the numbers don't really matter when compared to the passion that's on display.
Best NHL Eastern Conference Sportsbook Odds
The NHL's Eastern Conference is loaded with superstar individual talents capable of taking over a game on their own, sensational scorers like Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.
And then you have greats like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning. There's also some sensational stoppers at work, such as Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, both capable of stealing a game or a playoff series all by themselves.
With all this talent, the opportunities to win by wagering on the NHL's Eastern Conference are there to be found. Know the match-ups, be aware of the star power at work and you can be a winner, too.
What Are The NHL Eastern Conference Standings Today
Here you will find located the NHL Eastern Conference standings, and with such parity in today's NHL, movement takes place throughout the conference on a daily basis.
Win two or three in a row and a team can be sitting pretty but drop a few in succession and that playoff position might be a memory.
It's why regular study of this data is mandatory for anyone considering a wager on the NHL's Eastern Conference. By paying close attention, you will come to spot these trends instantly and be ready to pounce and cash in when that wagering opportunity presents itself.
How To Make Money Betting On NHL Eastern Conference
Ever since the NHL introduced a salary cap in 2005, the playing field has been leveled between the teams and this is readily evident in the Eastern Conference. Supposed lesser clubs such as the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes have won Stanley Cups, joining the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings among Eastern Conference clubs with Cup wins in recent memory.
No longer can big-money teams like the Wings and Rangers simply throw money at a problem that ails them. It's about buidling from within and developing young stars, and because of that, the teams that can unearth the most talent via scouting and minor-league apprenticeships are the clubs that will stay at the top of the standings.
It's important to know the teams that are the best at developing their own talent. Keep an eye on them as that talent evolves into a much more potent wagering option.