The Tampa Bay Lightning has just begun to celebrate its Stanley Cup victory for the second year in a row, but it’s not too early to look forward to what could happen next spring.
From Thursday afternoon, BetOnline.ag listed the Colorado Avalanche as the favorites at +500 to win the Stanley Cup in 2022. The Avalanche finished the 2020-21 season holds the best record in the NHL and won the Presidents Trophy but fell to the Vegas Golden Knights in the playoffs.
Like Colorado, Vegas finished the regular season on 82 points. The Golden Knights are second among the favorites to lift the Cup next spring to +600.
Do you think Lightning is a real dynasty? You may want to jump at the opportunity to get the fields to +700 and run to the figurative bet window as soon as possible.
Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals can insist that the championship windows for those clubs remain open. Both are at +2500 coming out of the final of the Stanley Cup. The New York Islanders reached the semifinals this time around and have a good value at +2000.
The Montreal Canadiens fell ahead of the Lightning in the Final and also opened at +2000.
Those who support the Seattle Kraken can take a fly from the expansion side at +10000. That may seem like a loss of money at first, but remember it was only five years ago when Leicester City won the Premier League as a 5000-to-1 underdog: