NHL: showcasing the world's finest ice hockey
The NHL (National Hockey League) is the top level of professional Ice Hockey in North America and, arguably, the world. It consists of 30 teams (23 from the United States and seven from Canada, where it has massive popularity), split into two conferences (Eastern and Western) and a further two divisions (Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific) within those conferences. The regular season runs from October to April, with the best eight teams progressing to the Play-Offs and the final two squaring off in the Stanley Cup Final. Named after the 19th Century Canadian Governor Lord Stanley of Preston, the Stanley Cup winner is deemed the overall champion of NHL. You can bet on the NHL 2016 season right now, with top odds available for regular season games and the Stanley Cup Winner.
Blackhawks to repeat 2015 success in Stanley Cup finals?
The Chicago Blackhawks are the current Stanley Cup Champions, having defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 in a best-of-seven games series. It would mark the 6th Stanley Cup win for the Blackhawks, but they still have a long way to go to catch the Montreal Canadiens (24 wins) as the most successful NHL team. The Blackhawks, led by top talent like captain Jonathan Toews and right winger Patrick Kane, can lay claim to being the most successful team of recent times, and are well primed for another tilt at the 2016 Stanley Cup. Other teams at the business end of the NHL betting odds include the Washington Nationals, who have Australian prospect Nathan Walker on their books, and the Dallas Stars, a team whose star is very much in the ascendency.
Bet on 2016 Stanley Cup with William Hill Online
If you wish to bet on NHL 2016 season you are in the luck. There are plenty of games still left in the regular season, as well as the Stanley Cup Play-Off Series matches to come. Those games will feature a variety of match markets, including First Goalscorer, Winning Margin and Money Line, as well as NHL Series Betting markets. Regardless of who will win the 2016 Stanley Cup, ice hockey fans and punters are in for a treat. The games to come will be fast, furious and full of excitement. The Stanley Cup Series itself? Not to be missed.