The NHL season kicks off in just over a month, and now is the best time to get great odds on future bets. Gamblers may consider placing some money on a former Leaf to the Vezina.
While Sifting through the goalies and their odds of winning the Vezina award, you have guys like last year’s winner Igor Shesterkin and the best goalie in the NHL, Andrei Vasilevskiy. However, with +2000 odds to win the Vezina Trophy, Freddy Andersen is a solid bet.
— Crease Monkeys (@CreaseMonkeys) January 22, 2022
The former Toronto Maple Leaf became a favourite of mine during the 2018-2019 season. Anderson was having a Vezina type of year, then the wheels fell off. Despite that collapse, he was able to get a fresh start in Carolina. Anderson had an excellent year last season with the Carolina Hurricanes. Andersen won 35 of his 52 starts. He posted a respectable 2.17 GAA and a .922 SV%
The Carolina Hurricanes become the 8th team in #NHL history to begin the regular season 8-0-0 👏
— bet365 US (@bet365_us) October 31, 2021
Andersen can and should be a critical part of Carolina’s bid to win a second Stanley Cup for the franchise. As a die-hard Leafs fan, it would be bitter-sweet to watch Anderson help lead Carolina to a cup. However, I’m very comfortable putting $20 on Andersen winning the Vezina. The risk is losing $20, and the reward is winning $420. If you ask me, it’s totally worth the risk.