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NHL news and updates on Las Vegas team and more

The NHL world offers plenty of interesting storylines this preseason for bettors to peruse, from players moving to a new franchise getting ready to unveil itself.

It’s a lot to take in, but it’s also a lot of opportunity for those playing lines and odds at Every team thinks itself a contender this time of year thanks to additions and surely Las Vegas will offer lines about the new franchise as well, so every bettor truly has a chance at a win.

Here’s a look at the latest news and updates surrounding the NHL.

Nathan Walker’s Pursuit

Nathan Walker offers one of the best stories around the NHL right now.

Walker, a third-round pick in 2014, wants to be the first Australian hockey player in the NHL. The Washington Capitals have to like the goal and what they’ve seen so far, especially after Walker posted 17 goals and 41 points in 73 games last season in the AHL.

It seems a matter of time before the Capitals have another rising star on their team, though this one will be of the historic variety thanks to Walker’s lofty goal.

New Team Could be Called Desert Knights

The Desert Knights has a nice ring to it, right?

NHL team owner Bill Foley just revealed he has indeed taken out a domain name featuring the Desert Knights, though he has yet to officially confirm if that will indeed be the name of the team. Other options surely exist. Either way, it makes for an interesting futures angle for bettors looking to play strong odds.

Oilers Get Matthew Benning

The Edmonton Oilers finally found a way to get Matthew Benning under contract.

Benning has been a hotly recruited name for years after getting drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2012. He’s instead spent time with Northeastern University, but finally seems ready to make the jump.

Luckily for the Oilers, said jump happens with their organization. Given the team’s hopes at competing for a title next year, it only adds to the depth and gives bettors stronger odds with them.

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