With the majority of free agents signed with new teams, there have been some shakeups on the oddsboard with large names like Matt Duchene, Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin discovering new homes for the near future. But a number of the favorites continue to be on peak of the oddsboard??with the Tampa Bay Lightning leading the way as early favorites in +700.
Online sportsbook BetOnline gets got the Tampa Bay Lightning as the favorites to win against at the 2019-20 Stanley Cup at +700 followed by the Boston Bruins (+1200), Toronto Maple Leafs (+1200), Vegas Golden Knights (+1200), Colorado Avalanche (+1400), Florida Panthers (+1600), St. Louis Blues (+1600), Winnipeg Jets (+1600), Calgary Flames (+2000) and Dallas Stars (+2000) to round out the top teams around the oddsboard.
GM Kyle Dubas seems to have cleared from the last of the players that were on the 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs team that had the epic collapse in Game 7 against the Boston Bruins.
Using Jake Gardiner set to leave the team, the Leafs pulled off a trade with the Colorado Avalanche on July 1, sending Nazem Kadri (the final of the 2013 group ), Calle Rosen and a third-round choice into the Avs in market for Tyson Barrie, Alex Kerfoot plus a sixth-round draft pick.
Much changed over the oddsboard as a result of this trade with Colorado staying pat +1400 and Toronto falling marginally to +1200.
Restricted free agent Mitch Marner stays Mormon, nevertheless, as Dubas has his job cut out for him in order to sign up the star winger until the year begins. William Nylander's extended holdout past season proved to be a bad look for the team, and therefore don't be shocked when Dubas masks the Toronto native Marner into a new bargain before October.
Among the biggest names on the free service list this past year was Matt Duchene. The 28-year-old centre is coming from his initial 70-point season since the 2013-14 season when he played for Colorado, and he also scored a career-high 31 aims also. Furthermore, he had 10 points in 10 playoff games, helping carry Columbus to its first-ever second-round overall look.
The Nashville Predators would be the group to land Duchene to a seven-year, $56-million contract to assist the team that ranked 19th in scoring last year. Together with the Preds signing Duchene, their chances moved from +2200 into +2000.
Both the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils had enormous offseasons, and it is looking like the Battle of the Hudson is forth. But the Devils look to be more closer to contending now after drafting Jack Hughes first overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, investing for all-star defenseman P.K. Subban, registering Wayne Simmonds in free service and swinging a deal for the disgruntled Nikita Gusev from Vegas.
The biggest question mark for the Devils is their goaltending, but when Cory Schneider can return to the form we've seen from him in the past, New Jersey could be a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference this year. Because of this, BetOnline cut the Devils' championship odds in half +5000 to +2500 because the 2019-20 Cup chances were released in mid-June.
Here's a look at the Entire list of odds for your 2019-20 Stanley Cup:
Curious at BetOnline as of August 8
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