Betting hockey online fans will see a pond hockey type draft line up the two teams rather than the old East vs. West format that had grown stale as NHL betting excitement is now renewed for All Star Weekend.
The National Hockey League All Star Game will take place on Sunday, January 30 at 4 PM ET from Raleigh, North Carolina, home of the Carolina Hurricanes. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds as well as props for this matchup so be sure and have your account open and ready for action.
Instead of East and West teams that are voted on by the fans the two teams will be named after their respective captains Eric Staal of Carolina and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings. The captains were selected by the 42 players that will take part in the All Star Game.
Staal was the 2008 All Star Game Most Valuable Player and will have his younger brother Marc Staal from the New York Rangers as one of the players that he could select in the draft for this matchup with the NHL betting odds.
Eric Staal is having a strong season thus far with 22 goals and 24 assists. Lidstrom has long been one of the top defensemen in the game and is a 40 year old legend that has shown no signs of slowing down with 11 goals and 31 assists.
One of the biggest questions that will be on the NHL betting lines is which player will be taken first in the draft as Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks, and Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning will all merit top consideration.
There will be plenty of other big name talent this is quite familiar to both hard core hockey handicappers and casual fans alike to make for an outstanding day of action.
Crosby was the top All Star vote getter with over 635,000 while Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks was a distant second with just over 407,000.
As is usually the case with All Star games this betting hockey online classic should be a high scoring affair.