Are you ready? The NHL season is almost here with training camps officially opening on September 21. That means we basically know what the teams look like heading toward 2022-23. Of course, we have a number of PTOs throughout the league who could challenge for a roster spot, but we’re talking about depth players and not guys who’ll crack the forward top-six or defensive top-four.
With that, we’ve seen some movement on the lines across the league when it comes to 2022-23 Stanley Cup odds. According to sportsbook Bodog, the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche lead the oddsboard at +375. The Toronto Maple Leafs are second at +750 while the Florida Panthers sit third with odds at +850.
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Here’s a look at the Stanley Cup odds for all 32 teams vying to win it all in 2022-23.
2022-23 Stanley Cup Odds
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+750|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+1000|
|New York Rangers||+1800|
|Vegas Golden Knights||+2200|
|Los Angeles Kings||+2500|
|St. Louis Blues||+2500|
|New York Islanders||+3000|
|Detroit Red Wings||+5000|
|New Jersey Devils||+5000|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+7500|
|San Jose Sharks||+15000|
Odds as of September 22 at Bodog
Who Are The Stanley Cup Favorites?
Colorado Avalanche (+375)
The defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche are still the team to beat going into 2022-23. We’ll see if they can be as dominant as they were in 2021-22. They did lose two key pieces in goalie Darcy Kuemper and center Nazem Kadri.
Sure, they still have their top-quality guys in MacKinnon, Makar, Landeskog and Toews, but we know teams win with depth and goaltending. Perhaps Landeskog can fill the void left by Kadri on the Avalanche’s second line. But the change in the net doesn’t seem to make them better.
Kuemper was fifth in wins, fifth in save percentage, 11th in goals-against average and fifth in goals saved above expected. No matter what way you look at things, he was one of the top goalies in the NHL last season. Pavel Francouz and Alexandar Georgiev were not. Both are career backups for a reason. Trusting them to split the crease could be a significant problem for Colorado, specifically when it comes to the playoffs.
Toronto Maple Leafs (+750)
The same question exists for the Toronto Maple Leafs. There’s no question the Leafs have one of the better offensive cores in the league and their defense is improved from a few years ago, but in net, the Leafs took a step back in 2022-23. At least on paper.
Jack Campbell opted to take a five-year, $25-million contract with the Edmonton Oilers instead of staying in Toronto. So GM Kyle Dubas brought in Matt Murray, who was deemed surplus on a bad Ottawa team, and Ilya Samsonov, who wasn’t qualified as an RFA by the Washington Capitals. Obviously, Dubas’ hope is that at least one of these two can bounce back to their previous form but there’s a reason they were both allowed to leave their respective teams.
While on the Leafs, will they extend Auston Matthews past ’23-24? The Leafs and Matthews can’t yet talk contract (that can only happen July 1, 2023), but there’s concern the 60-goal scorer in ’21-22 might leave for another team. Here are the odds on where Matthews will sign next.
2022-23 Stanley Cup Best Bets
Edmonton Oilers (+1500)
They’ve got the best player in the world in Connor McDavid, who put up an insane 123 points in 80 games last year. Already the Oilers are a good bet to be good in 2022-23. But the one issue they had in ’21-22 was goaltending. The duo of Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen was absolutely dreadful last year with a combined .905 save percentage that was 13th-best in the regular season.
GM Ken Holland tried to address that by acquiring Jack Campbell in free agency. In his three seasons with the Leafs, Campbell averaged a .916 save percentage and 2.50 GAA with a quality start percentage of .600. If those are the numbers Campbell flashes in Oil Country, Edmonton has everything it needs to compete for a Cup.
On McDavid, he’s the current Hart Trophy odds leader for 2022-23 at +275.
New York Rangers (+1800)
They made it all the way to the Eastern Conference final and took the Tampa Bay Lightning to six games, but an offensive drought over the final four games when the Rangers could only muster a single goal per game cost them a trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
So the question going into ’22-23 is whether the Rangers can take the next step forward. We have to remember that these Rangers are still quite young. Guys like Alexis Lafreniere (1st overall in 2020) and Kaapo Kakko (2nd overall in 2019) are still only 20 and 21, respectively. Defenseman K’Andre Miller is only 22 and fellow blue-liner Adam Fox is 23. It was their first playoff run and they took the two-time defending champs nearly to the brink.
Learning from failure is an important step to take before becoming a true contender. This might just be the Rangers’ year.