The end of the regular season is about two months away in the NHL. At that point, 16 teams will try their best to get their names etched on Lord Stanley’s Cup. About two months after that, a champion will be crowned. With the NHL Trade Deadline on the horizon and the All-Star Break in the rearview mirror, our good friend Brian Blessing thought it would be a good idea to take a look at the current NHL futures betting odds to win it all.
Many of the short prices in the NHL come from the Eastern Conference, where the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, and Pittsburgh Penguins reside. Right now, the East looks stronger than the Western Conference, but keep in mind that last season’s Stanley Cup champion was a last-place team in early January.
That team was the St. Louis Blues, who are anything but a last-place team this season and are actually the leaders in the Western Conference. After the Blues, there does seem to be a pretty decent drop-off to the rest of the conference, but sentiments like that tend to create a lot of betting value in futures markets.
One such team was featured prominently in Brian Blessing’s video thoughts about the current odds and where some of the best values are between the two conferences. At this point in time, there isn’t a lot of value on the good teams and you can probably get similar prices as the playoffs get closer. But, with 30 games left in the regular season, value can still be found on some of the teams priced in the middle.
That is where Brian went looking for some of his Stanley Cup futures value in this video.