As we wait to see who takes home the 2022 Stanley Cup, oddsmakers have already released odds for the 2023 Stanley Cup Champion.
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Just as they were to start this season, the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning are the early favorites to win the Cup in a year’s time. For San Jose Sharks fans, don’t despair, BetOnline gives the Sharks better odds than six other NHL clubs. Unsurprisingly, the Arizona Coyotes have been handed the worst Cup odds early on, with the Seattle Kraken just one space behind, tied with the New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, and Buffalo Sabres.
Currently even with the Anaheim Ducks and Columbus Blue Jackets with 75/1 odds, the Sharks could improve their odds for the upcoming season should they have a strong free agency. However, with the 2023 NHL draft class being one of the most talented to come around, it may not be the worst thing to be at the bottom of the standings next season. Though, it would still hurt to see.
With the organization remaining steadfast in saying they are in win-now mode, aiming for an earlier pick in the 2023 draft seems like an unlikely plan for the San Jose Sharks right now. Though, while the team is still searching for their new general manager, someone might convince them that one more planned year of struggles may be what they need. The oddsmakers seem to think that’s what will happen anyway.
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IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
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Nick Nollenberger sits down with San Jose Sharks prospect Mitchell Russell on the latest Cuda Confidential Podcast. (San Jose Barracuda)
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Where does Ryan Merkley stand among the San Jose Sharks’ 25 players under age 25? (Fear the Fin)
Trade Timo Meier? Should the Sharks listen to offers if they come for the forward this summer? (The Hockey Writers)
Joe Will and Doug Wilson Jr. chat about some of the San Jose Sharks prospects who were developing outside of San Jose this season. (The Athletic)
AROUND THE NHL…
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has yet to decide on a possible reinstatement for Joel Quenneville. (ESPN)
Former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam set to join Nashville Predators ownership group. (NHL)
NHL salary cap to be $82.5 million for next season. (TSN)
The NHL’s regular season is set to start Oct. 11. (The Athletic)
The Pittsburgh Penguins have seen success with picks later in the draft. Take a look at some of them:
Head coach candidates for the Boston Bruins, who leads the pack?
Is it time for a new Florida Panthers goal song?
Could Andrew Cogliano make his way back into the Colorado Avalanche lineup for game two of the Stanley Cup Finals?
New York Islanders prospect William Dufour claims QMJHL MVP title:
Bruce Cassidy is ready to go behind the bench for the Vegas Golden Knights:
John Tortorella wanted to be the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers? Well, it happened:
Could goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky have a place with the Washington Capitals?
A look at Detroit Red Wings prospect Liam Dower Nilsson:
The Calgary Flames have to look at their team and how competitive they can be in comparison to the Avalanche. They may have changes coming:
Could the Vancouver Canucks land Russian free agent Andrei Kuzmenko?
Shea Weber says goodbye to Montreal Canadiens fans following his contract’s trade to the Golden Knights:
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