NHL Betting at Bodog
The NHL season is back again for another battle on the ice, and Bodog NHL odds are right alongside every skid, block, and shot.
Between the Avalanche, the Lightning, and the Golden Knights, the Stanley Cup could be anybody’s baby. Even as we touch on the individual player awards that will recognise key performances for the 2021-22 season, more futures bets are brewing in the background.
Bodog’s down-to-the-minute odds for NHL betting are ready for your wagers right now, so let’s take a moment to review what the league has given us so far, and make your own predictions for the individual winners of the NHL futures.
Bodog NHL Stanley Cup Betting Odds
Colorado Avalanche: +500
Jared Bednar is leading his loaded Avalanche roster yet again to the championship, despite the loss of goalie Philipp Grubauer in exchange for injury-prone Darcy Kuemper, who brings with him an underwhelming 2020-21 season. Notwithstanding, Bodog odds are +500 that key weapons like Nathan MacKinnon and Connor McDavid can help lead the Avs to their second shot at bringing home the trophy.
Tampa Bay Lightning: +850
Whether or not a championship three-peat will be possible for the Lightning largely depends on how they make up for the loss of their dynamic third line of Yanni Gourde, Blake Coleman, and Barclay Goodrow. Otherwise, most of their core remains the same, which might compensate for the loss of depth, and Bodog odds are +850 that they’ll find a way.
Vegas Golden Knights: +900
Golden Knight fans felt the pain when Vezina Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury left for Chicago, leaving Robin Lehner the lead guardian of the goal. Lehner has an injury-ridden history, but if he can remain in good form going into the 2021-22 season, there’s a good chance that Vegas can live up to their reputation as the best in the West. Bodog odds are set at +900 that they can.
Florida Panthers: +900
Seven games, seven wins. The Panthers may not have been at the top of the NHL betting ahead of the new season, but they’re certainly making a case right now. Coach Joel Quenneville appears to have stumbled upon a winning formula, with Sergei Bobrovsky looking inspired between the pipes. They became just the 14th outfit in NHL history to win their first seven matches, and will be keen to continue on this streak for as long as possible.
Boston Bruins: +1200
The Bruins have seen their fair share of struggles over the years, and now that David Krejci has said his goodbyes to the team as off-line centre, they’ll need some new faces on the roster to make up for the void. Bruins newcomer Linus Ullmark is entering the prime of his career, and he’ll be defending the crease for Boston this season, so things are looking up for them with odds of +1200 to win.
Toronto Maple Leafs: +1400
Toronto’s finest may have a knack for letting us down in the playoffs, but Bodog odds are +1400 that they’ve taken the necessary steps to amend their reputation. The top line will no longer have Zach Hyman controlling the puck as winger, but Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner stay put to drive the action forward. It’s essential that John Tavares stays healthy for the season, because the Leafs will depend on his improvement to have a chance.
New York Islanders: +1600
If you’ve ever glossed over the Islanders, you wouldn’t be alone. This underrated New York team often gets the short end of the stick, despite frequent, impressive performances – take their win against the Bruins in the playoffs, for example. New York may have an average top line, but with newly added Oliver Wahlstrom taking over for Jordan Eberle, plus consistently strong defense, goaltending, and coaching, Bodog odds are +1600 that the Islanders can surprise us and win the championship.
NHL Futures Odds
Time will tell if these individual player and coach awards will be polished on the mantles of the best goalie, rookie, defender, and player overall. Here’s what’s lined up on the Bodog books for NHL futures odds.
The Edmonton Oilers may see yet another year where one of their players takes home the NHL’s MVP award, with Connor McDavid leading the pack as favourite. Nathan MacKinnon, Auston Matthews, and Nikita Kucherov are also contenders.
The 2021-22 season certainly isn’t short on talent, and odds are up to see which rookie steals the show to take home the Calder Memorial hardware. Cole Caufield is out in front, followed by Trevor Zegras and Lucas Raymond.
Jack Adams Trophy
The coach who wins the Jack Adams award doesn’t necessarily have to be attached to the league’s best team. Instead, coaches like Jon Cooper who pulled the Lightning together, or Joel Quenneville who helped the Panthers rise up in ranks, are very much on the Jack Adams radar, no matter where their teams place. Dean Evason, former winner Barry Trotz, and Bruce Cassidy don’t fall too far behind.
James Norris Trophy
Any qualifying defender who has not missed games due to injury, is on a playoff team roster, and prove they can master a well-rounded game at a consistently elite level, is potentially up for the award. This year, Cale Maker, Adam Fox, and Victor Hedman dominate the books as favourites, and Charlie McAvoy and Dougie Hamilton are just a whisker behind.
Rocket Richard Trophy
Alex Ovechkin is inarguably this award’s favourite carrier, having won seven of the last ten trophies, but you’d be far from foolish if you set your sights on some sleepers for this category. This time around, some new hands like Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid are leading as favourites, which means we may see them pry off Ovechkin’s grip on the hardware.
The league’s best goalie has been awarded to a first-time winner over the past four seasons, and nine out of the last ten overall. This year, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Connor Hellebuyck have the odds on their side as hot favourites, followed by Darcy Kuemper, Philipp Grubauer, and Jack Campbell.
The NHL and Bodog’s NHL odds hold some of the most thrilling bets every year. From contemplating whether the Lightning can achieve a championship trilogy with the Stanley Cup, to determining which shooter will overtake Alex Ovechkin for the Rocket Richard Trophy, there’s a betslip serving as your ticket to this season’s most thrilling outcomes yet, and they’re ready for your wagers. See you on the ice.