Coronavirus (COVID-19) NHL Update – October 6th Edition

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NHL Update – October 6th Edition

After successfully navigating a coronavirus infected 2019-2020 NHL Season, the National Hockey League can’t get a breather. The new season starts in less than eight weeks, on December 1. Check out what’s happening in the world’s top professional hockey league so you can start preparing your bets against their NHL odds for next season! 

NHL COVID-19 Update – October 6th Edition

2020-2021 NHL Season

  • When: December 1, 2020 – TBD 2021

NHL Stanley Cup Odds

  • Colorado Avalanche +650
  • Tampa Bay Lightning +700
  • Vegas Golden Knights +700
  • Boston Bruins +1200
  • Toronto Maple Leafs +1600
  • Philadelphia Flyers +1600
  • Washington Capitals +1600
  • Pittsburgh Penguins +1800
  • Dallas Stars +2000
  • St. Louis Blues 2000
  • Vancouver Canucks +2000
  • Edmonton Oilers +2000
  • New York Rangers +2000
  • Carolina Hurricanes +2000
  • New York Islanders +2000
  • Calgary Flames +3000
  • Nashville Predators +3000
  • Winnipeg Jets +3500
  • Arizona Coyotes +4000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets +5000
  • Florida Panthers +5000
  • Minnesota Wild +5000
  • New Jersey Devils +5000
  • Montreal Canadiens +6000
  • San Jose Sharks +6000
  • Anaheim Ducks +8000
  • Buffalo Sabres +8000
  • Chicago Blackhawks +8000
  • Los Angeles Kings +8000
  • Ottawa Senators +10000
  • Detroit Red Wings +20000

Oilers’ player Connor McDavid tests positive for the coronavirus

Edmonton’s top player, Connor McDavid tested positive for COVID-19. Right now, he’s self-quarantining. By all accounts, McDavid should have no issues getting over the coronavirus. He said that he’s experiencing only mild symptoms.

McDavid has 469 points in 351 career games for the Oilers. At just 23-years-old, McDavid has won a couple of Art Ross trophies, handed out to the top scorer in NHL, and the Hart Memorial Trophy, which the league awards to its MVP. Connor should be ready to go once the season starts on Dec. 1.

All eyes on NHL Draft

On Tuesday, Oct. 6 the NHL has their yearly draft. The top five picks, per more than one analyst, should be among the following players: LW Alexis Lafreniere, C Quinton Byfield, LW Tim Stutzle, LW Lucas Raymond, C Cole Perfetti.

Check out who gets to pick in the Top 10 of the first round:

  1. New York Rangers
  2. L.A. Kings
  3. Ottawa Senators
  4. Detroit Red Wings
  5. Ottawa Senators
  6. Anaheim Ducks
  7. New Jersey Devils
  8. Buffalo Sabres
  9. Minnesota Wild
  10. Winnipeg Jets

Right now, odds favor Avalanche, Lightning, and Golden Knights

Colorado, Tampa Bay, and Vegas have maintained favoritism to win the 2021 Stanley Cup. The Avalanche are a +650 outright favorite while the Lightning and Knights are both at +700.

One team to keep an eye on appears to be the New York Rangers. NYR parted ways with future hall of fame goalie Henry Lundqvist. The Rangers believe they’ll be fine rotating Igor Shesterkin and Alexander Georgiev.

New York also gets the first pick in the NHL Draft on Tuesday night. The Rangers’ odds are down to +2000, the same as 2020 conference winner Dallas’. Last season, NYR added right wing player Kappo Kakko. 

In 10 games played this past season, Kakko had 23 points. Adding another big time player should help the Rangers play better than their odds. If you’re looking to make an early Stanley Cup wager, consider the Rangers a viable underdog to upset the favorites.

Have a great rest of your week!

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