Karlsson trade could reset preseason Stanley Cup odds

Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson could elevate the Stanley Cup chances of his next team.

By signing free agent center John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs won the summer and became the betting favorite to win the 2019 Stanley Cup. But there is still one looming move this summer that could reset the odds again. Offensive defenseman Erik Karlsson seems destined to move from Ottawa to a contending team, either the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vegas …

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Tavares Picks Toronto, Pushes Maple Leafs Into Contention

John Tavares has jumped to the Toronto Maple Leafs, boosting their chances of winning the Stanley Cup.

Free agent center John Tavares finally made up his mind. And when he did, he triggered a chain reaction that altered the NHL landscape for 2018-19. Tavares signed a seven-year, $77 million free-agent deal with Toronto, improving the Stanley Cup odds for the long-suffering Maple Leafs. He and incumbent center Auston Matthews will give them a 1-2 punch like Sidney …

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Tavares, Karlsson Moves Could Reset Stanley Cup Odds

Free agent John Tavares is good enough to reset the Stanley Cup odds if he changes teams.

What happens during the next few weeks in the NHL marketplace could adjust the 2019 Stanley Cup odds. When elite defenseman John Carlson eschewed free agency to re-up with the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals for eight years and $64 million, he solidified their chances of repeating. The Los Angeles Kings got a boost by agreeing to terms with winger …

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