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Sharks Face Long, Long Stanley Cup Odds Next Year

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As we wait to see who takes home the 2022 Stanley Cup, oddsmakers have already released odds for the 2023 Stanley Cup Champion.

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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david barnard

everyone outside of the Sharks brain trust knows they should be doing a proper rebuild. of course they should listen to trade offers with regards to Timo (and others). they won’t because they think they’re in “win now mode” (when don’t they believe that?).

Sheng Peng

everyone outside of the Sharks brain trust knows they should be doing a proper rebuild.

Honestly, not true. I’ve talked with a few hockey ops people who agree generally with the Sharks’ approach, that a rebuild is not the answer. Mainly because the long and expensive contracts. So make the best of it.

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