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The Oddsmakers Go Bankrupt; The Two Favorites Go Golfing

If you are like me and trust the oddsmakers, you would have loaded up on Penguins and Canucks in your playoff pool this year. However, an infinite number of betting lines and playoff pools have gone topsy-turvy with the surprise early exits of the two teams that many predicted would meet in the Stanley Cup Final. If we want to find out what this Stanley Cup Final series would have been like, you’ll need to play it out on NHL 12; or if you seldom touch video games (like me), on your table hockey game.

Before we look ahead, let’s look back at what went wrong for these two favorites.

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Pick Six Wrapup

If you play in fantasy hockey head-to-head leagues, you probably already know that a top-notch win-loss record doesn’t always promise the number one finish in the league.

All it takes is for one poor fantasy playoff week – an injury or two, or substandard play from otherwise solid performers – to end the season without the first-place trophy you were actively seeking all season. So with luck being an increased factor in the fantasy hockey playoffs, why bother checking your team at all during the regular season?

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Pick Six: Monday October 24/Tuesday October 25

The season is only two and a half weeks old, yet in the words of Gary Bettman, we have a trade to announce.  Like they have so many times before, the Canucks and Panthers hooked up for a four-player deal that sends David Booth, Steve Reinprecht, and a third-round pick to Vancouver, with Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm heading to Florida.

Does this deal mean anything to fantasy leaguers? Of course it does, not only for the parties involved but also the players around them.

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