With the NHL Trade Deadline just two weeks away, contenders are looking for ways to improve, while others are looking to trade assets away to build for the future. With around 30 games to play in the regular season, teams are now starting to think about whether they’ll make a playoff run, or if they’ll play for the future. Let’s take a look at some teams that are currently on the hunt for one of the coveted playoff spots so you can bet against the NHL Playoffs Odds.
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- Carolina Hurricanes
This team is loaded with talent. They have a ton of front-line talent, some great defensemen, and goaltender Frederik Andersen is one of the best in the league. While the Hurricanes team has made the playoffs the last few seasons, they haven’t been able to make it past the second round. This team has the potential to win it all this season.
- Tampa Bay Lightning
The defending champs are still loaded, and this team can make another Stanley Cup run. Nikita Kucherov and the Lightning will be hard to beat in the playoffs.
- Florida Panthers
The top-scoring team in the league is one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Although the Panthers hit a rough patch at the end of February, they’ve picked things back up. Jonathan Huberdeau leads the league in points, and he along with the rest of Florida’s powerful offense can take this team a long way.
- Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto hasn’t had the playoff success that many had predicted, but things could be different this season. Auston Matthews has been on a roll as of late, and the Leafs are one of the top-scoring teams in the league.
- Colorado Avalanche
Right now, Colorado is the best team in the league. While they have been quite dominant this season, many feel that the team may get bored. They’ve had times this season where they’ve lost to teams they shouldn’t. Come playoff time we think that they’ll be ready to take on everyone.
- Las Vegas Golden Knights
Many questioned the Golden Knights move to acquire an injured Jack Eichel. Now that Eichel has returned, the Knights are poised to make a run. Even though Eichel missed a majority of the season, the Knights are 23-13-3 since his acquisition. They have dealt with many injuries throughout the season, but now that they’re getting everyone back and healthy, look out for the Golden Knights!
- Calgary Flames
Quietly, the Flames are sitting atop the Pacific Division. They’re looking to end Canada’s streak of not winning the Stanley Cup. A team based in Canada hasn’t won the Cup since 1993. Darryl Sutter has the Flames playing well, and they’re a legitimate threat to win it all.
- St. Louis Blues
The Blues are one of the best defensive teams in the league. The Blues have a ton of scoring depth, and Vladimir Tarasenko is on one of the top-scoring lines in the league. This team is very similar to the team that won the Stanley Cup in 2019.