Stadium: Scotiabank Arena (Toronto)
The San Jose Sharks continue their Canadian tour with a game in Toronto. And for Bob Bugner’s team, it will be back-to-back in less than 24 hours in Ottawa. Will the Maple Leafs have no trouble dealing with an exhausted opponent? We’ll pick a few options to bet on at once.Get Your Registration Bonus!
Toronto are becoming less and less credible
Frankly, there’s little doubt that Toronto will undergo a major rebuild at the end of this season. Kyle Dubas’ management and Sheldon Keefe’s high-tech hockey somehow don’t pay off at all. Simply because the Leafs often can’t get out of their zone properly according to the computerized mould. And in the first round of the playoffs, if Toronto still get there, they will be stopped in the first round by another Lumberjack from Montreal or Boston.
If we abstract away from the cry of the soul and turn to the current results, everything is in working order here for Toronto - two wins, two losses.
It’s too early to assess San Jose
The Sharks have limited room for manoeuvre. Their veteran leaders are heavily contracted, and it would be nearly impossible to bolster their roster in any meaningful way. Most likely, Bob Bugner’s team will remain at the same level as last season. They will occasionally produce some outstanding plays, score a lot, but concede even more. In the end, they won’t make the playoffs and will be back in the offseason to figure out what to do. But, by all appearances, there’s no choice here - a massive rebuild is inevitable. Sooner or later, the Sharks will have to come to this.
San Jose got their new season off to a flying start with a 4-3 home win over Winnipeg, then embarked on a trip to Canada, where they crushed Montreal 5-0 in their opening game. The meeting with Ottawa ended after this text was written.
Expert Betting Tips
However, if the Sharks finish the meeting in Ottawa, they will surely lose in Toronto. A back-to-back and a third game away from home is not the best way to get a result. The Maple Leafs had as much as three more days to rest. Anything can happen to Toronto, of course, but they will be harder to lose than to win here.
- W1 for 1.43;
- Handicap 1 (-1) for 1.88.