Ice Cubes | A look at the Central’s Top 5 teams finds a consistent among them: four fell to the Flames. Could they be the best team to wager on in the NHL? With a horrific 3-7-0 mark at the Saddledome, yet a solid .500 mark (7-6-1, 7-7 ATS) on foreign ice, Calgary seems to be the easiest handicap in hockey.view
Dye-ing to Know | Owner Bill Foley unveiled his vision last week for the identity of Las Vegas’ first major-league sports franchise during a much-anticipated ceremony in the plaza outside T-Mobile Arena. A crowd estimated at around 5,000 was there to find out – at long last – what the team’s nickname will be and what the logo will look like when they take the ice for the first time to start the 2017-18 season.view
Ice Cubes | History repeats. I know it. You know it. The betting world knows it. So when Tampa Bay standout Steven Stamkos went down due to knee surgery last week, it made me switch allegiances and – with apologies to the Montreal Canadiens.view
Ice Cubes | This corner of the hockey universe has yet to properly assess the true ability of the New York Rangers. People from America’s most-populated city gloat about the first-place Blue Shirts (and rightly so), but there are so many arrows pointing to doom and gloom that prevent me pulling the trigger on any meaningful wagering action.view
V.I.P. 2 for Tuesday | Kent State at Bowling Green (NCAA Football), OHIO at Central Michigan (NCAA Football), Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL).view
Ice Cubes | With apologies to Montreal’s Marc Bergevin, Pittsburgh’s Jim Rutherford may be the best general manager to open the NHL season.view
NHL Stanley Cup future odds for betting and wagering are provided by South Point. Check your local sports book for the latest odds. NHL future odds are updated weekly.view
The Takeover | Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (7/2) and Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (3/1) got the job done as the Exacta for Prop No. 3 paid $52.80 for $1 in USFantasy on Sunday.view
Ice Cubes | Five games into the NHL season may not tell us much on our favorite teams to wager on, but it can lead us in the direction of the “go-against” teams – ones off to a nice start, yet should eventually fade away to join the cast of Pretenders.view
An Iowa nonprofit based in Sioux City wants what it says is its money and it wants it now. Community Action Agency of Sioux City is suing the owner of the former Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino for nearly $2 million in revenue-sharing payments.
Friday marked the long-awaited opening of the Tioga Downs Casino. It’s the first of four new gambling halls launching in upstate New York amid what some industry watchers say is an increasingly saturated gambling market.
Fantasy Force | USFantasy keeps adding new things to its already big menu of fantasy games but this week they are also offering a couple fantasy props.
SATURDAY FREE BOOKIES BATTLE SELECTION | Check out the free Bookies Battle selection of the day. Today's selection is from Carol Boyd.
FRIDAY FREE BOOKIES BATTLE SELECTION | Check out the free Bookies Battle selection of the day. Today's selection is from Keith Stewart.