Puck Probability: Predictions for Shore vs. Shore, Flames at Kings

The Shore brothers, including Nick (far left) and Drew (09 jersey), from Denver Post in 2011

The Shore brothers, including Nick (far left) and Drew (09 jersey), from Denver Post in 2011

While they may not get the publicity of say the Sutter or Staal families just yet, the Shores are turning into quite a little NHL factory. Older brother Drew was a second round draft pick by the Florida Panthers in 2009 and is now part of the Calgary Flames organization. His younger brother Nick was selected in the third round by the Kings two years later. Then, in 2013, the Ottawa Senators got in on the fun, drafting a third brother, Quentin.

Their parents’ first date was to a University of Denver hockey game. Thus, it’s no real surprise that the Shore offspring chose to play for the Pioneers, with Quentin currently finishing up his junior year at the school. There is also a fourth brother, Baker, and you can probably expect to see him playing college hockey in a few years, as well.

The three older brothers also participated in the U.S. National Development Program. When Drew and Nick were at DU together in 2011, they played an exhibition game against Quentin and his USNTDP squad. So, Shore vs. Shore isn’t exactly a new concept – it’s just never taken place at the NHL level.

If everything goes according to plan, Drew will suit up tonight for the Flames when they take on Nick and the Kings at Staples Center. With that in mind, we thought, who better to size up the bout than Quentin?

We’re proud to have him join us for the latest edition of Puck Probability. Rather than use our normal format of MayorsManor vs. another media personality, we’re going to turn the whole show over to Quentin this time around. After all, it’s the Shore Family’s world and we’re all just living in it. Below are some odds (and some sub-odds) he’s come up with for tonight’s game…

Odds by Quentin Shore for Flames at Kings, Shore vs. Shore:

1:1 – Loser of the game has to buy dinner.

3:1 – Drew looks like he has way more energy than Nick in warm-ups.

5:1 – Nick beats Drew in over 50% of the draws they take against each other.

10:1 Drew complains to the ref after losing his first draw to Nick.

20:1 – Nick gets his first assist.

25:1 – Drew gets his first assist as a Flame.

27:1 – You don’t see Nick smile once during the game.

30:1 – Drew scores his first goal as a Flame.

37:1 – Nick scores his first NHL goal.

50:1 – Nick takes longer to get out of the locker room after the game.

90:1 – Shore brothers fight each other… and 3:1 Drew lands more punches against Nick in the fight… plus, 2:1 Nick hits Drew’s oversized nose in the fight and is on top of the pile when the refs break it up.

100:1 – When the cameras are shown on the parents, mom looks overly excited while dad looks like nothing special is going on.

200:1 – Both brothers score a goal in the game.

REQUIRED READING: Nick Shore Post-Game Quotes After NHL Debut

Also, we have other recent odds articles here.

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