The 2021 NHL season has shown to be an uncharacteristic season for the Boston Bruins, who find themselves fourth in the East Division and haven’t looked like a team that can compete for the Championship, until now.
They are sitting on a 5-game win streak and appear to be a team looking more cohesive than they have for the entirety of the season, which has certainly started to turn the heads of the top teams in the league.
The fact remains, two of the leagues’ best still play in Boston. Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak have been prolific in scoring and assisting in the last few games for the Bruins. If these two are hot when the playoffs start, they will certainly be able to contend with the likes of Nathan MacKinnon and Nikita Kucherov.
Looking at the NHL futures across the best online bookmakers, the Bruins are hovering around+1700 to clinch the title, which certainly offers great value to bettors. But, do the Bruins really have a chance?
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"Top Shot" NFTs are the brainchild of Vancouver-based Dapper Labs, which are NBA collectibles produced using blockchain technology. The company has just closed a round of funding that has pushed the value of the company to a staggering $2.6 billion.
NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have been making waves in the cryptocurrency blockchain world in recent months, with interest from financial markets and more unexpected sectors such as the art world.
The NFT movement has been backed by a number of famous blockchain enthusiasts, the likes of Elon Musk and his wife Grimes, who sold $6 million worth of artwork. The explosion of NFTs has even drawn the attention of mainstream artists. Damien Hurst is one of the biggest names to crop up from the art world, the British artist released thousands of works via cryptocurrency platform Palm.
The one that grabbed the headlines back in March was the almost $70 million in sales of a single piece of digital artwork by American graphic designer Beeple. The hype surrounding NFTs doesn’t seem to be dying down, with the biggest sale yet from the Top Shot NBA cards being the Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James collectible card which went for $250,000.