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Bodog odds say NHL work stoppage unlikely

Jan 10, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT

The good people at online sports book Bodog are optimistic the NHL and NHLPA will be able to hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement before the current one expires on Sep. 15.

In fact, they’re very optimistic.


For those non-gamblers out there, -500 means you’d have to bet $500 to win $100, while +300 means you stood to win $300 on a $100 bet.

No truth to the rumor Donald Fehr just loaded up his Bodog account and hammered “No” for the max wager.

Related: Is the NHL headed for another work stoppage?

  1. greatminnesotasportsmind - Jan 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    They already lost a year in the past, what’s another year? These goofs don’t care about the fans. It’s about how much money can they stuff their pockets with.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

      I think you picked the wrong screen name. These guys would be insane to allow any games to be lost next year, they would stand to lose a lot more than they could ever gain. Popularity in the US would definitely take a hit and total revenue would fall off a cliff.

  2. solador78 - Jan 11, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    Sports franchises are too intertwined with their owner’s “complimentary” businesses to allow an extended work-stoppage.

    For example, NHL Chairman and GW Bush supporter Jeremy Jacobs’ other companies like Delaware North supply many of the league’s arenas with tasty food and beverages, while his sports network NESN relies on the Bruins for content to sell advertising.

    If that’s not enough, the Flyer’s owners (Comcast/NBC/Prohockeytalk) just signed a $1,000,000,000 deal to broadcast NHL games over the next 10 years.

    Plus, Bodog could use the action.

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