A busier-than-usual NHL trade deadline saw some big names change places this week, which normally suggests drastic changes for sportsbooks deciphering the Stanley Cup odds.
The Florida Panthers boosted their dangerous offense even more by acquiring veteran playmaker Claude Giroux from the Philadelphia Flyers in what was the biggest move of the week.
Already with the NHL’s best scoring attack, it still didn’t do much to move the needle on Florida’s Stanley Cup hopes as they remain second behind the high-powered Colorado Avalanche, who was relatively quiet despite being mired in speculation for much of the past month.
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The New York Rangers bolstered their blue line by bringing in Justin Braun from the Flyers while acquiring some much-needed forward depth in Andrew Copp, Tyler Motte, and Frank Vatrano. Yet their Stanley Cup hopes are still ranging from +1800 to +2000 depending on the sportsbook.
The same goes for the Minnesota Wild, who pulled off a deal to snag three-time Stanley Cup-winning goalie and defending Vezina Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury from the Chicago Blackhawks. It creates one of the top goalie tandems in the league alongside All-Star Cam Talbot. Yet their odds hang around the same area as the Rangers do flirting just near the top-10.
Here is what the live, updating 2022 Stanley Cup odds look like:
Current 2022 Stanley Cup odds following NHL trade deadline