NHL Hockey History

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Stanley Cup History – Original Stanley Cup While most pro hockey betting has been around for more than a century the actual Stanley Cup betting didn’t come along for a few more years.

The Stanley Cup was originally known as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup Shortly thereafter, Lord Stanley purchased a gold-lined silver bowl on an ebony base, measuring seven inches high and 11-1/2-inches in diameter for the sum of 10 guineas (approximately $50); appointed two Ottawa gentlemen, Sheriff John Sweetland Philip D. Ross, as trustees of that cup; and set the following preliminary conditions to govern the annual competition.

A lot of people are intimidated by betting on hockey because they don’t understand the money line. Though the money line might seem complicated, it is actually rather simple. All you have to do is pick the winner of the game. It is very similar to betting on baseball, except that you don’t have to worry about listing pitchers. However, hockey can be very profitable for bettors especially in October, where not a lot of events are going on.

For example: Dallas Stars is a -1/2 point underdog and Team Toronto Maple Leafs is (e) even. If you wish to wager on Dallas Stars you will be giving up -1 1/2 goals. If you wish to wager on Toronto Maple Leafs you will be given 1/2 goal. What this means is that if you were to wager on Dallas Stars they would need to win the game by 2 or more goals for you to win your wager.

If you were to wager on Toronto Maple Leafs you would simply have to have Team Toronto Maple Leafs win the game outright as there is no way to score a 1/2 point in hockey. Hockey betting rules vary from book to book so make sure you check with yours to see what their policy is regarding ties. In this scenario if the game were to end in a tie, most honest sports books would void your wager and be a no action your money at risk will be refunded to your online sports betting account.