Power Rankings To Be Impacted By Outcome Of Jets Leafs


NFL PicksTonight is a historic one for breeders cup betting enthusiasts across Canada, as this evening’s affair between the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs, will be the duo’s first encounter in nearly 15 years. The last time Winnipeg and Toronto met, both franchises were in the Western Conference. However, 15 years later, NHL fans get to watch one of the most historic rivalries of the early 1990s rekindle itself in the Eastern Conference. A win by either team will also significantly impact the power rankings for the other 28 bookie software NHL teams. Here is a preview of the game.

Earlier this week, the new Winnipeg Jets recorded their first win of the season, as they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of two to one. Winnipeg’s speed and youth was on full display, as top prospect and eventual number one center Alexander Burmistrov set up both Jets goals. The win was the first price per head victory for the Jets, although it was their fourth game of the season. Jets Head Coach Claude Noel was forced to read his team the riot act before the game because of lazy efforts in the team’s first three games.

On the other hand the Toronto Maple Leafs suffered their first loss of the season, in overtime, to the Colorado Avalanche. The notoriously slow starting Maple Leafs, have been feeling lucky as of late, as rough patches in the first period of all four of their games, have only resulted in one defeat. What was especially enticing to Leaf fans in their loss to Colorado was the fact that the Leafs were able to battle back from the Avalanche’s on slot and tie the game up in the third period.

Looking at each team’s roster, the Maple Leafs, who sit fourth in the Eastern Conference standings; need the win against Winnipeg almost as much as the Jets do. In essence, the Jets are not an NFL picks to make the playoffs this year; so losing in the first season is understandable. Conversely, if the Leafs do not collect wins early, it could affect their playoff aspirations later in the season. As a result, if the Leafs miss the playoffs for a seventh straight year, you can guarantee that changes will be made in the coaching and managing ranks.

In terms of the NHL power rankings, Toronto currently finds itself tied for fourth with the powerhouse Philadelphia Flyers. However, a victory tonight, could see them vault over not only the Flyers, but also Northeast divisional rivals the Buffalo Sabres. With the aforementioned loss to Colorado, the Leafs are one point behind Buffalo for the divisional lead.

On the other side of things, the Winnipeg Jets could see their power ranking slot jump from 27 to 22 with a win. The Jets are one of those teams, that if they can win a few games in a row, they could be in the thick of the playoff hunt by December. At the same time, another loss, and they may need to start looking for a new goalie.


NFL Trade Deadline Speculation Louder Then Ever


NFL NewsLeading into tomorrow’s sports betting trade deadline, as many as 15 teams could find themselves entrenched in bidding wars for the top players around the league. Despite losing the first five games of their season, the St. Louis Rams made headlines earlier today, when they picked up the highly talented wide receiver Brandon Lloyd from the Denver Broncos. The move indicates, that the Rams feel they can still win their division despite price per head odds indicating otherwise. With that in mind, here is a look at several players that could be on the move and which teams are in need of their bookie software services.

Oakland Raiders – The 2011 NFL season has been an interesting one to say the least, for the Oakland Raiders. Currently riding a two game winning streak and sitting at four and two, the Raiders appear poised to take a run at the AFC West crown and then the Super Bowl. The last two weeks have been rough for the Raiders, as owner Al Davis passed away before the game last Sunday, and then top quarterback Jason Campbell suffered a season ending collarbone injury in the team’s victory last night.

Meaning to say, with the NFL trade deadline tomorrow, the Raiders may be in search for a top quarterback to help keep the team’s playoff hopes alive. Two interesting rumors for Oakland include Cincinnati Bengals hold out Carson Palmer and Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton. Palmer hasn’t played all season, however his familiarity with Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson from their days in Cincinnati, could allow Palmer to slide right in with the Raiders offense.

On the other hand, with Kyle Orton seemingly the odd man out in Denver, look for the Raiders to be entrenched in a bidding war with plenty of other teams for his services. Orton is not a bad quarterback, rather it appears he isn’t the NFL betting picks of the current Broncos regime.

New England Patriots – Sitting atop the AFC East standings for another consecutive year, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are actually a team that is struggling pretty hard right now. Essentially, while the offense continues to keep the team in games, the defense is allowing the Patriots opponents to also remain in the games.

In order to help the Patriots take their game to the next level and convert regular season success into Super Bowl titles, the management needs to acquire strong defensive players. One player the Patriots have had their eyes on for a while, is Asante Samuel of the Philadelphia Eagles. With the Eagles lack of chemistry this season, particularly on the defensive side of the ball, the long serving Eagle may be sent packing.

If Samuel along with Champ Bailey from Denver both are traded to New England, it will give the Patriots much needed veteran guidance. However, if New England can’t acquire either, they may lose in the playoffs again.


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