17 March 2017
After an exciting season, the NHL regular season will be soon drawing to a close. Here are my picks for who’s looking best if you’re placing bets on the cup.
The team recently made some strong roster moves prior to the trade deadline. Securing defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Blues seems to shore up their squad, making the team look poised to make it far into the playoff picture and perhaps win the Stanley Cup. Current odds of the team winning are set at 6 to 1.
One of the NHL expansion teams, this team has been something to watch this season. Many suspect that coach Bruce Boudreau will be seriously considered for Coach of the Year honors. He’s turned lacklustre talent on the team, such as Mikael Granlund, into superstars. Sportsbooks currently have their odds of winning the Cup at 8 to 1.
Tampa Bay Lightning
When the season commenced, the Lightning were one of the favourites. Although their season didn’t quite unfold as successfully as one would hope, it looks like the team may just squeak by despite their current 30 to 1 odds. Steven Stamkos is slated to return to the ice prior to the playoffs. If this occurs, the Lightning will be a force to be reckoned with.
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