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2010-11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Predictions and Odds

It always seems to be all or nothing with these Carolina Hurricanes. In their 13-year existence they have missed the playoffs seven times but have also reached the Stanley Cup Finals twice and the Eastern Conference Finals three times.

Unfortunately this year has more the look of a “nothing” year than an “all” year.

They regressed from 97 points in 2008-09 and a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals to 80 points and a third-place finish in the Southeast Division last season. The Hurricanes realized the window of opportunity was closing shut on its veteran roster, but they took one last chance to make a run for the cup. However, that door slammed shut.

The season built on veterans got off to a horrid start and even a late-season rally could not salvage the campaign. So Carolina is starting anew with plenty of youth and plenty of questions. This is a full-fledged rebuilding process.

Gone are two of the veterans who defined this team: Ray Whitney and Rob Brind’Amour. The only way fans may recognize the Hurricanes is by their colors and veteran holdovers, captain, Eric Staal, and goalie, Cam Ward.

Even in the midst of their massive retool, Carolina was not about to lose their superstar Staal (29 goals and 41 assists last season). The moves made by Carolina had to be done, but they also must frustrate the 25-year old Staal, who is entering the prime of his career and is ready to compete for a Stanley Cup now.

The Carolina Hurricanes schedule has them on the road for six of their first seven games. They open the season at Minnesota on Thursday, Oct. 7, and host the Wild the very next night. Towards the end of the month Carolina has a critical stretch from Oct. 27 – Nov. 1 when they play Southeast Division favorite Washington, Eastern Conference favorite Pittsburgh and the defending Eastern Conference champion Flyers.

About the only area Carolina looked decent in last year was goal-scoring. Their 2.8 goals per game ranked 13th in the league, the only category they were not in the bottom-third of the league in. They will need to match or exceed that this season. For that to happen Jussi Jokinen (30 goals, 35 assists) and Brandon Sutter (21 goals and 19 assists) will have to maintain their output from a year ago.

Offseason Moves
After trading away defensemen Joe Corvo in March, the Hurricanes brought him back onboard this offseason. Other additions include former Edmonton center Patrick O’Sullivan and defensemen Anton Babchuk who returns to the NHL after a year in Russia. Whitney and Brind’Amour were not the only departed, but their losses will be felt the most. Carolina also parted ways with Tim Conboy, Brian Pothier, and Alexandre Picard.

Carolina Hurricanes Predictions: Outlook
By keeping Staal and Ward Carolina is not exactly starting from scratch, but it is very close. This new group of players will need time to adjust and, for the most part, grow up a little bit. The Hurricanes play in the extremely week Southeast Division and they could be right there in the mix of things with Florida, Tampa Bay, and Atlanta for that second spot behind Washington.

But last year that second spot was only good enough for 10th place in the Eastern Conference.

Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Odds
A year after finishing with 80 points, Carolina’s over/under for points is 86.5. They are long shots to win the Southeast Division (+2000), Eastern Conference (+4000), and Stanley Cup (+6000). NHL odds are courtesy of BetUS.

NHL Predictions for Carolina Hurricanes
After all the veteran experience and goal-scoring that this team lost it seems quite shocking they are expected to improve from last season in terms of their ‘over/under’ for points being 6.5 points higher. That has more to do with the weakness of the division and the strength of a healthy Ward in net. But even with those two factors this Carolina team will need a lot of things to go right just to approach 80 points again. The ‘under’ 86.5 points looks to be a safe bet.

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NFL Week 9 Matches – Carolina Panthers Vs New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints are near to one of the best ever record for their team. New Orleans Saints (7 wins), the unbeaten team in the NFL week 9. If they win the match against Carolina Panthers at Super dome on Nov 8 at 4.05 PM, then the present team is the first team to record a 8 wins in row for New Orleans.


Carolina Panthers with Three wins & 4 Losses stayed at a critical position. With 100% win rate New Orleans Saints are the hot favorites of the match. Carolina Panthers are also scored a win in the last match against Arizona cardinals. But For Carolina panthers Charles Godfrey (S), Muhsin Muhammad (WR), Dante Rosario (TE), and Thomas Davis (LB) are injured.


For New Orleans Saints also the injuries are worrying. Players Sedrick Ellis (DT), Scott Fujita (LB), Jermon Bushrod (T), John Carney (K) got injured. But for the NFL side saints is the only team unbeaten staying top with 39. Points.



My favorite for this match New Orleans Saints.


Indianapolis Colts Vs Houston Texas

This could be another tight match on NFL week 9. Both teams are heading with headstrong attitude. Indianapolis Colts is one of the three team which are unbeaten upto now in the NFL Regular season.


Indianapolis Colts are at 7th position with total points of 28.1, top team in pass yds. The team is looking weaker in rush yds.

Indianapolis beaten St Louis, San Francisco in an unbelievable passion. They have scored 3, 6, 3, 6 and total of 18 to beat San Francisco who scored 7, 7, 0, 0.


This team is going strong with our any injuries for now. Peyton Manning, Joseph Addai, Donald Brown, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark are the key players for Indianapolis Colts.


On the other hand Houston Texans are strong opponents for Indianapolis. With a total of 24.8 points Houston’s are at 12th position in the team. Houston has played 8 of their matches with 3 loses, 5 wins. Houston’s also in great form by winning the last three consecutive matches. Great Point for Houston’s also is no injuries are reported for them.


My Pick for this match is Indianapolis Colts.



College Football Week 7 Picks: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. LSU Tigers

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College Football Week 7 Picks: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. LSU Tigers
Steve Spurrier will aim for his second-straight win over a top 10 opponent on Saturday night inside Tiger Stadium, as the South Carolina Gamecocks take on the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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