2013 NHL season win totals 3-pack
All lines courtesy Sports Interaction.
Los Angeles Kings: 25.5 wins - take the over
I can't help but think the Kings are being slightly undervalued with this number. The defending Stanley Cup Champions return virtually the same team that enjoyed that incredible run last spring. Yet, seven other teams are being saddled with higher projected win totals entering the new season. While the Pacific Division doesn't have a true bottom-feeder, it doesn't feature any truly elite teams outside of the Kings either. I expect to see the Sharks take a step back, opening the door for the Kings to pick up a couple of extra victories along the way. Projected win total: 27 games
Calgary Flames: 22.5 wins - take the under
In my first edition of the Power Rankings, I put the Flames in 29th spot, and I don't believe I'm undervaluing them one bit. With Jarome Iginla's health up in the air, and the team's general lack of an identity, I'm not expecting much. Calgary's stars aren't getting any younger, and goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff is no longer considered among the game's elite. The Northwest Division is going to be highly-competitive, with the Wild and Avalanche ready to take a step forward, and I won't be one bit surprised if the Flames are left in the dust. Projected win total: 20 games
Carolina Hurricanes: 21.5 wins - take the over
As far as I'm concerned, there's no true front-runner in the Southeast Division. The Capitals are the favorite to win the division, but I'm confident the 'Canes can hang with Ovie and company. I'm expecting Carolina goaltender Cam Ward to regain his form - he truly is the x-factor, with plenty of talent in front of him. The fact that the 'Canes went out and got Jordan Staal and Alex Semin in the offseason tells me that management is serious about winning in 2013, and both moves should pay immediate dividends. Projected win total: 23 games
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The Rockies squeaked out a win last night but I expect the home side to bounce back with its best pitcher taking the mound. Colorado sends Jorge De La Rosa (0-2, 9.69 ERA) to hill the hill after a game in which he was pounded for six earned runs over just 4 1/3 innings of work. De La Rosa has a career 4.92 ERA versus the Friars. The Padres who couldn’t hold a late lead in yesterday’s game will send their ace to the mound in Andrew Cashner (1-1, 1.29 ERA). Cashner is coming of a near perfect game where he allowed zero runs on one hit while striking out 11 in a win over the Detroit Tigers. Cashner has given up just one run in 15 innings of work this year at Petco Park and I expect some more solid pitching here. Colorado is just 3-6 on the road this season. San Diego is playing some good ball right now with four wins in the last six games. These two pitchers are no strangers as they faced off twice last season, with the Rockies getting the better of the deal. The Rockies have already found a way to lose a lot of games this season that have been close so I feel even if De La Rosa finds his groove, the bullpen will be at risk after pitching so many innings of late. Consider laying the price on the clearly superior starter.