Updated Stanley Cup odds post Trade Deadline
The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone and there were plenty of major moves across the league, especially in the Eastern Conference.
The New Jersey Devils acquired Timo Meier, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded for Ryan O’Reilly, the Boston Bruins got Dmitry Orlov and Tyler Bertuzzi, and the New York Rangers picked up Patrick Kane.
Those obviously aren’t all of the deals that were made ahead of the trade deadline, but it’s clear that there was an arms race going on in the NHL, especially in the East.
Let’s take a look at the latest Stanley Cup odds, now that the dust has settled.
Stanley Cup odds post Trade Deadline
Lack of odds movement despite large amount of trades
Despite the large amount of trades that went on leading up to the Trade Deadline, the betting odds to win the Stanley Cup remained relatively stable.
That can likely be attributed to the fact almost every contender added at least one or two pieces at the deadline. With every team stacking up on weapons, it leaves the odds at a stand still heading into the final stretch of the season.
Bruins still Stanley Cup favorites
It should come as a surprise to no one that the Bruins are still the betting favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Not only do they have the best record in the NHL, but they traded for more weapons and depth both at forward and defense.
With Linus Ullmark, the likely Vezina Trophy winner in net, the sky is the limit for the Bruins.
They’re also heavy favorites to win the Presidents Trophy for the leagues best regular season record.
Eastern Conference is as strong as ever
Before the NHL Trade Deadline, it was clear that the East was the superior conference. Now, they’ve widened the gap even more.
Outside of the Dallas Stars acquiring Max Domi, not a single team in the West made a significant move that will help them win the Cup.
Of course, the Colorado Avalanche are expected to get Gabriel Landeskog back from injury before the postseason, which will give them a huge boost. But, even without him, the Avs may prance through the playoffs before facing whatever team gets through the Eastern Conference gauntlet in the Stanley Cup Final.
To put this in perspective, the sixth place team in the East, the Tampa Bay Lightning, would be tied for first place in the West.
Take a look at the latest odds to win the Eastern Conference.
Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change