I’m Calling It Now, Matthew Knies Is Going To Win The Calder

Jul 17, 2023

The title of this article may seem crazy and it may not come true, with Connor Bedard being the phenom that he is hyped up to be and is the front-runner at +110.

However, I started to think about all of the young talent that is coming into the league this year and I came to a couple of realizations.

1. Connor is being asked to save and revive a once-storied franchise with a supporting cast that isn’t anything to gawk over, on the other side you have Matthew Knies who has NHL and NHL playoff experience and will probably be playing with one of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner or John Tavares.

I will get to Matthew’s odds to win the Calder Trophy and they are juicy. He currently sits at +2100, odds courtesy of Fanduel, where a simple $100 bet if Knies were to win the Calder Trophy would win said person a cool $2100.

I mentioned earlier who Knies will play with, I decided while writing this piece to check Daily Faceoff to see where Knies may slate. He is on the third line at the moment but he will probably take the departed Michael Bunting’s place on the second power-play unit. The third line placement as of now isn’t ideal but I imagine between now and opening night, that will probably change.

Will this bet come true, I don’t know, do I like Matthews Knies and think he will be a great player? Yup. If you are willing to get risky and have a little bit of fun at the Sportsbook, then let’s lock in the +2100 odds and let it ride.

For anyone thinking I’m being silly or dumb, remember last year I told you to bet Matty Berniers to win the Calder at +900 and that hit.

Will the Matthew lightning strike twice?

Griff Bordignon

Hi, my name is Griff and I'm a complete sports nut. I love to play sports, watch sports and most importantly bet on sports too. If I'm not watching or betting on sports, you can find me on the golf course, between the pipes as your average beer league goaltender. Although sports take up most of my life, I also love spending time with my two dogs, streaming usually a 90's Simpson's or attempting to read more books.

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