While the 2021 NHL entry draft isn't viewed as being as deep as the 2020 class, as with Alexis Lafreniere last season, there appears to be a consensus No. 1 - Michigan's Owen Power. The Wolverines freshman defenceman didn't look out of place playing with the men at the IIHF world championship, winning a gold medal skating for Canada, playing in the top defensive pairing. Power is almost certainly going to the Buffalo Sabres.
Maple Leafs Odds To Win The Stanley Cup 2017
Maple Leafs Outright Winners Odds 2017
Adding to their regular season wagering lines, which are posted on every NHL game, the betting board is now also loaded with National Hockey League playoff futures odds. Those offers include the outright Division winners, the Eastern and Western Conference Champions and the 2017 Stanley Cup winner. While there is still plenty of time for handicappers to place their NHL postseason futures wagers – now is the best time to get the sharpest prices. With work ahead of them to make the playoff party, the Maple Leafs outright winners odds are the longshot variety.
Aiming for their first postseason appearance since 2012-13, and just their second visit to the NHL playoff party in twelve years, Toronto is currently in a huge battle with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division. Lagging behind seven teams, Toronto is tied with the New York Islanders with a (+1800) money line to win the Eastern Conference title. Trailing seventeen squads, the Maple Leafs are even bigger underdogs with a bloated (+4000 ML) Stanley Cup Championship futures line.
Enjoying a night off tonight (10/03/17) following a clutch 4-2 win over Philadelphia, Toronto is two points behind Boston in the race for the third and final guaranteed Atlantic Division playoff berth. The Buds have a game in hand on the Bruins and these Original Six rivals will play their fourth and final regular season contest on March 20, 2017. Toronto is 3-0 versus Boston this season and they won those contests by a 14-7 margin. Claiming third place in the Eastern Conference appears to be the Leafs clearest playoff path. They are also just one point out of Wild Card position as they chase the Islanders with both teams having 16 matches on their 2016-17 NHL regular season schedule.
StatsGuru Scenario: Toronto is stacked with young talent and they have an ultra-rich list of solid hockey minds guiding the ship. That list includes the leagues best head coach since Scotty Bowman - Mike Babcock. While we believe bigger and brighter things are on the horizon in the center of the universe, it is difficult to recommend any of the Toronto futures odds at this point. That includes the Leafs (+2200) Atlantic Division title price as they trail three teams including the Canadiens who are ten points up in first place. Ottawa is eight points up in second place and passing the Senators may be a taller task than catching Montreal. We suggest looking into the red hot Flames (+2800) as a Canadian longshot squad with a chance. Calgary is playing confident hockey. A caution here is the Stampede City Crew has a very tough final 15 game slate - as the Flames schedule illustrates.
Maple Leafs Odds to Make the Playoffs
Changing on a daily basis, due to their own results and those of the teams they are chasing, the Maple Leafs odds to make the postseason is currently hovering around the 46% level. Toronto has eight game at home and on the road including a four-game homestand to close out the season. Of those 16 contests seven are against teams that currently occupy a playoff position plus two games against both Tampa Bay and Florida who are three and five points behind the Buds respectively.
We would like to check the public pulse on Toronto's playoff chances. Can the Leafs survive to the second season or will they fall and get raked away before the party begins? Head to Facebook and tell us how you feel about Maple Leafs odds to claim the Stanley Cup during the NHL 2016-17 Championship series. Planning on betting on the playoffs? The top rated sportsbooks below are tailor-made for Canadiens and these bookmakers are the best of the best puck wagering experts.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from capturing their second straight Stanley Cup title. They lead the best-of-seven Cup final series against the Montreal Canadiens by a 3-0 count. In the Cup final for the first time in 28 years, Montreal has lost nine of 33 previous Stanley Cup final series. However, the Canadiens have only ever been swept in a final series one time in their history.
The Stanley Cup has gone through some unique firsts during the past two NHL seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year's Cup final series didn't end until September. This year, with the launch of the regular season delayed until January, the Cup final series is stretching into July. One facet that hasn't changed, though, is that no matter when wagers are placed on the games, the bettors want to be certain that they are placing those wagers with the best betting sites for the Stanley Cup Finals.