Trade Deadline Notes and NHL Stanley Cup Odds Update
The NHL enters the 3rd period of the regular season and the push towards the playoffs is in power play mode. The March 3 NHL trade deadline has just passed, and there is some shakeup to a handful of teams Stanley Cup odds at many leading online sportsbooks.
Over at BetOnline affiliate SportsBetting.ag, the New York Rangers have made some notable player additions, and seen their odds to win the Stanley Cup odds cut in half.
- NY Rangers went from 20-1 to 14-1 after the Vladimir Tarasenko trade
- NY Rangers went from 14-1 to 10-1 after the Patrick Kane trade
- Toronto went from +1000 to +850 after Jake McCabe, Tanner Jeannot and Luke Schenn trades
- New Jersey went from +1500 to +1200 after Timo Meier trade and other acquisitions
- Ottawa Senators went from 300-1 to 100-1 after the Jakob Chychrun trade
- LA Kings went from 40-1 to 28-1 after the Gavrikov and Korpisalo trades
- Vegas Golden Knights went +1800 to +1600 after the Ivan Barbachev trade
- Boston Bruins went from +500 to +425 after the Tyler Bertuzzi trade and 9th straight win March 2nd.
The Boston Bruins just set an NHL record as the fastest team to reach 100 points in NHL history (61 games).
NHL Trade Tracker at Deadline
About 20 games remain in the regular season, and the Eastern Conference has four top teams leading the way.
- Boston, 101 points
- Carolina, 86 points
- New Jersey, 85 points
- Toronto, 84 points
Then perennial Cup contender and recent winner Tampa Bay (79) along with New York (79) are challenging with the Rangers also adding some big names and production at the trade deadline. Seven other teams are battling for the two final playoff spots in the East.
The Western Conference does not appear as strong, but defending Stanley Cup winner Colorado is getting healthier and ready to make another run.
- Dallas, 79 points
- Vegas, 78 points
- Los Angeles, 78 points
- Minnesota, 76 points
- Seattle, Edmonton, 74 points
- Colorado, 73 points
- Winnipeg, 72 points
I recently attended the Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights game and saw the Stars steal the show in the closing seconds and win 3-2 in a shootout. I attend as media, and cover some of the sports and betting action, including for Forbes. I also saw the Golden Knights score in the closing minutes to top the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 this week, and will be 'scouting' the New Jersey Devils March 3rd in their game on the Las Vegas Strip vs the Golden Knights. As a former college hockey player, following the NHL live and from press row with access to the players and coaches post game isn't too bad!
The additions of Phil Kessel, Ivan Barbashev and Jonathan Quick bring significant postseason experience to the @GoldenKnights #VegasBorn pic.twitter.com/PHhOWCilr2— VGK Communications (@VGK_PR) March 3, 2023
Odds to Win 2023 Stanley Cup
+850: Carolina, Toronto
+1000: New York Rangers
+1200: New Jersey
+1400: Edmonton, Tampa Bay
+1600: Dallas, Vegas
+2800: Los Angeles, Minnesota
+3300: Calgary, Winnipeg
+6600: Buffalo, New York Islanders
+10000: Nashville, Ottawa
+50000: St. Louis
NHL Division Futures
Colorado (+100), Dallas (+135), Minnesota (+700), Winnipeg (+2000)
Carolina (-200), New Jersey (+205)
Vegas (+125), Edmonton (+270), Los Angeles (+375), Seattle (+550)
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