27 toughies, 3 lemons

Mar 20, 2007 6:48 AM

Basically, three of the 30 NHL teams are a sure "bet-against."

”¡ Edmonton is 1-9 over the last 10 and in total collapse after sending popular veteran Ryan Smyth to the Islanders. Nice way to treat a loyal fan base, guys.

”¡ Washington, despite the great Ovechkin, is 1-6-3 in its last 10. Allowing 256 goals is a big reason why.

”¡ Phoenix is 3-7 its 59 points are worst in the NHL.

TUESDAY

Panthers at Flyers: Philly is 4-4-2 in last 10. Florida on the outside of playoffs. FLYERS .

WEDNESDAY

Caps at Sabres: Buffalo won’t back off in chase for most points. Money line. SABRES.

Avs at Oilers: Avs need every point to chase Flames. AVS.

THURSDAY

Ducks at Coyotes: Ducks are 8-0-2 in last 10. DUCKS.