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Sports Gambling - Blackhawks Western Front Runner

Sports gambling fans preparing for this spring’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs would be well served to take a good look at the Chicago Blackhawks for the playoffs.

Sports gambling has seen the Blackhawks blow away the rest of their NHL Central Division online sports gambling competition and take a firm hold on the top seed in the West. The Blackhawks are one of the most balanced sports gambling commodities in any league as they rank first in the online sports gambling charts for goals against average while ranking third in sports book gambling for goals scored.

The Blackhawks had their most successful sports gambling season in a generation last year as they made the NHL’s Final Four in the Western Conference Finals before suffering a sports gambling loss to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings.

Chicago is one of the younger sports gambling commodities in the NHL and began this season as one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup.

Hockey was dead not all that long ago in Chicago as it was a sports gambling after thought to the Cubs, Bears, and Bulls but the past two seasons leading up to this one have seen a resurgence in interest as the Blackhawks have again taken the town as the top ticket with 81 consecutive sellouts and the top 13 largest crowds in the league this year.

Right winger Patrick Kane leads the sports gambling attack for Chicago as he had 25 goals and 42 assists at the Olympic break.  Defenseman Duncan Keith has stepped up to provide Chicago with an extra sports gambling asset as he was second on the team for scoring with 11 goals and 42 assists.

Centers Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews each had 19 goals.  Chicago boats two excellent goaltenders in Antti Niemi and Cristobal Huet.  Niemi had a record of 17-5 with a 2.16 goals against average and 4 shutouts while Huet was 24-15 with a 2.29 goals against average and also with 4 shutouts.

Huet is currently considered the number one goalie but that could change with Niemi’s excellent play this year.