Parker Michaels specializes in the NHL and has been a successful hockey handicapper for the past six years.
After spending an incredible two years working for one of the sharpest college sports market influencers in the industry, Michaels learned how to properly create his own betting lines and preseason power rankings while gaining an understanding of how a sports betting market really works.
Michaels covers the NHL, IIHF World Junior Championship and the IIHF World Hockey Championship.
The Sabres added several impact players this summer along with No.1 draft pick, Rasmus Dahlen. With a noticeable culture change in the locker room, the Sabres aim to be one of the most improved teams in the league.
GM Ken Holland’s loyalty to Detroit’s veteran core over the years with rich contracts and extended term has made it difficult to shape a proper rebuild. Now, Holland has finally made a declaration to going younger and after cleaning up at this summer’s draft, the pipeline is well stocked for future success.
After a summer of scandal and controversy, the Senators look to put the pieces of their broken locker room back together. The pipeline is stocked with talented prospects, but will there still be a solid core in place once they arrive?
The Canucks enter uncharted territory after the retirement of Henrik and Daniel Sedin and look towards a new group of young stars to lead the franchise back to respectability, including rookie of the year runner-up Brock Boeser and hopeful Calder candidate Elias Pettersson. Standing in their way – an unaware GM and an owner who refuses a proper rebuild.
The Canadiens might have the most to prove in the Atlantic Division after falling from division champions two years ago to 28th overall last season. GM Marc Bergevin has failed in trying to trade captain Max Pacioretty to this point and made a bigger mess of the situation while assurances from owner Geoff Molson to spend excess salary cap money has fallen by the wayside.
Parker Michaels is back for another season of NHL action with BangTheBook. Prepare for the upcoming season with in-depth season previews for all 31 teams, including regular season point projections and predicted standings for the entire league.