Free Pick: New York Islanders (290)
Sat March 14th 2009 1:05p
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The NY Islanders enter this game against the suddenly inconsistent Boston Bruins as one of most talented young teams in the NHL . They may not always perform with optimum efficiency because of their inexperience, but are still a very viable underdog pick, even against what many pundits perceive to be vastly superior opposition.
The Islanders are 5-1-1 in their L/7 and 11-8-3 since Jan 21 almost exclusively in the dog role, which in turn has bolstered their betting backers bankrolls in a big way . I know the Isles road record is dismal to say the least as is evident by a 1-19-1 L/22 record , but as this very under rated team continues to gell under HC Scott Gordons system, they will become a lot more dangerous, and cohesive away from the Nassau County Coliseum.
The Boston Bruins are 2-4-1 in their L/7 and only have 5 regulation wins in their L/16 games, thanks to major offensive and defensive lapses during that span. Thats not a good omen for the Bruins against a hungry team that they may be overlooking.
With that said, Im willing to recommend a minimal wager on future NHL star Kyle Okposo and his NY Isles in what will be a nice moneyline pay day. It must also be noted that the Bruins have lost 4 straight vs Atlantic division oppostion, and one more L, may come as surprise to some, but not me.
Play on the Islanders(moneyline)