NHL All-Star Game Weekend Hits the Ice on the Beach

NHL Feb 03, 2023

The 2023 NHL All-Star Game will feature a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, showcasing teams from each NHL division

Of all the major league all-star games, the NHL's extravaganza is usually the most exciting.

The 77th annual NHL All-Star Weekend starts on Friday with the skills contest. That will be followed by three games played on Saturday. The first puck drop is scheduled for 3 pm ET. This year's home ice is Sunrise, Florida, home of the Panthers.

In Canada, both the All-Star Game and Skills Competitions will be broadcast in English on Sportsnet and on TVA Sports in French. The All-Star Game will also be streamed in Canada on Sportsnet Now. After a one-year hiatus due to the 2022 Winter Olympics, CBC will rejoin Sportsnet in simulcasting both events.

Here's the odds at SPREADS.CA:

The Betting Perspective:

Recall the divisional mini-tournament format will be used again this year, which has proven popular with fans and players.

According to the odds at SPREADS.CA, the Central and Atlantic are the co-favouries, both priced at 3.50 to win. The Pacific and Metropolitan are both priced at 4.00. So, it's a coin flip between Eastern and Western Conferences.

We lean towards either of the longer shots, based purely on value. Any of the four teams can win it, so go with the best payout.

Also, there are plenty of other betting opportunities available at SPREADS.CA, including skills competition props. You can wager on the fastest skater, hardest shot, and most accurate shooter, in addition to much more:

NHL Fastest Skater

Kevin Fiala, LAK
Dylan Larkin, DET
Kirill Kaprizov, MIN
Cale Makar, COL
Chandler Stephenson, VGK
Andrei Svechnikov, CAR

NHL Accuracy Shooting

Aleksander Barkov, FLA
Leon Draisaitl, EDM
Kevin Hayes, PHI
Jack Hughes, NJD
Nazem Kadri, CGY
Nikita Kucherov, TBL
Connor McDavid, EDM
Brock Nelson, NYI
Artemi Panarin, NYR
Vladimir Tarasenko, STL

NHL Hardest Shot

Rasmus Dahlin, BUF
Seth Jones, CHI
Josh Morrissey, WPG
Alex Ovechkin, WSH
Elias Pettersson, VAN

One thing is certain.  It should be a great weekend for hockey fans!