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Updated 2022 Stanley Cup Odds Following NHL Expansion Draft

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Jordan Eberle holds the microphone

Jordan Eberle, second from left, a New York Islanders striker, is introduced as the new player for the Seattle Kraken while speaking with ESPN NHL hockey draft hosts Dominic Moore, left, and Chris Fowler, second from right, Wednesday , July January 2021, as Kraken’s general manager Ron Francis (right) listens during the Krakens NHL hockey expansion draft event in Seattle. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

  • The Seattle Expansion Draft 2021 took place on Wednesday, July 21st
  • The Kraken has selected Jordan Eberle and Mark Giordano, among others
  • Read below to see how the Expansion Draft affected Stanley Cup odds in 2022

After the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft was completed, updated Stanley Cup odds were released for 2022. The Seattle Kraken created their roster on Wednesday night and will play in the 2021/22 NHL season.

The Kraken are listed at +5000 in the updated cup odds after opening up as +7000 Longshots. The Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes are among the other NHL teams to see notable odds movement following the Expansion Draft.

We’re putting on updated Stanley Cup 2022 odds and Seattle’s full list and betting tips.

Stanley Cup 2022 odds

teamopportunities
Colorado avalanche+600
Tampa Bay Lightning+700
Vegas Golden Knights+850
Carolina Hurricanes+1200
Boston Bruins+1200
Toronto Maple Leafs+1400
Residents of New York+2000
Pittsburgh penguins+2200
Minnesota Wild+22200
Florida panther+2200
Washington capitals+2500
New York Rangers+2500
Montreal Canada+2500
Edmonton Oilers+2800
Philadelphia flyer+3000
St. Louis Blues+3500
Dallas stars+4000
Calgary flames+4000
Nashville Predators+4000
Vancouver Canucks+5000
Seattle Kraken+5000
Los Angeles Kings+6000
Chicago Blackhawks+6000
Arizona coyotes+6000
Columbus blue jackets+10000
Anaheim ducks+10000
San Jose Sharks Jose+10000
New Jersey Devils+10000
Ottawa Senators+10000
Detroit Red Wings+20000
Buffalo saber+20000

July 21st odds at DraftKings

Kraken underwhelm in expansion design

Seattle’s Stanley Cup 2022 odds are listed at +5000 after a disappointing Expansion Draft in 2021. The Kraken stayed away from big names like Carey Price and Vladimir Tarasenko and opted for a more cap-friendly lineup. The Kraken’s top picks included striker Jordan Eberle and defender Mark Giordano.

Welcome to Seatown, @ jeberle_7!

Time to Get Kraken! pic.twitter.com/5oYxgRmJG7

– Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) July 22, 2021

The Kraken don’t seem close to Stanley Cup contenders on paper, but keep in mind that no one gave Vegas a chance after the 2017 Expansion Draft. The Golden Knights landed on their list with several undiscovered gems and reached the Stanley Cup final in their inaugural season.

Below is the full list of the Seattle Kraken:

Seattle Kraken Squad

playerpositionteam
Chris DrygergoalieFlorida panther
Joey okgoalieOttawa Senators
Vitek VanecekgoalieWashington capitals
Haydn FleurydefenderAnaheim ducks
William BorgendefenderBuffalo saber
Mark GiordanodefenderCalgary flames
Gavin BayreutherdefenderColumbus blue jackets
Jamie OleksiakdefenderDallas stars
Adam LarssondefenderEdmonton Oilers
Kurtis MacDermiddefenderLos Angeles Kings
Carson SoucydefenderMinnesota Wild
Cale FleurydefenderMontreal Canada
Vince DunndefenderSt. Louis Blues
Tyler PitlickForwardArizona coyotes
Jeremy LauzonForwardBoston Bruins
Morgan GeekieForwardCarolina Hurricanes
John QuennevilleForwardChicago Blackhawks
Joonas DonskoiForwardColorado avalanche
Dennis CholowskiForwardDetroit Red Wings
Jarnkrok StreetForwardNashville Predators
Nathan BastianForwardNew Jersey Devils
Jordan EberleForwardResidents of New York
Carsen TwarynskiForwardPhiladelphia flyer
Brandon TanevForwardPittsburgh penguins
Alexander TrueForwardSan Jose Sharks Jose
Yanni GourdeForwardTampa Bay Lightning
Jared McCannForwardToronto Maple Leafs
Kole LindForwardVancouver Canucks
Mason AppletonForwardWinnipeg Jets

The Kraken roster is particularly lacking in superstars and there are several players with minimal to no NHL experience. Even if they struggle to score goals, defense is a strong color. Giordano and Adam Larsson have experienced defenders with a lot of experience. Haydn Fleury, Will Borgen and Cale Fleury are promising youngsters.

Aside from the defense, goalkeeping is another plus for Seattle. Chris Dryedger was fantastic for Florida in 2020-21 and is listed at +2500 in the 2022 Vezina Trophy odds. Vitek Vanecek, meanwhile, shone in his rookie season with Washington and should be a solid backup option behind Driedger.

Seattle in the weak Pacific division

Seattle is having a hard time doing an inaugural run like Vegas, but they have things in their favor. The Kraken will play in a weak Pacific division that includes Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, San Jose, Vancouver, and Vegas. The Golden Knights and Oilers are the only teams not listed as +3000 or greater in the updated cup odds.

Good morning everyone … except you, @SeattleKraken.

– Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) July 21, 2021

Instead of betting Seattle as the Stanley Cup longshot, consider putting them on the 2021-22 playoffs. You have the defense and the goal to take advantage of a weak league and qualify for the 16-team postseason. Eberle, Joonas Donskoi and Jared McCann can help fill the net. Expect the NHL make / miss playoff odds to be released shortly before the puck drop.

Other notable odds moves

The Kraken weren’t the only team to see a move in their Stanley Cup 2022 odds after the Expansion Draft. Seattle’s selections had a huge impact on overall cup odds. The Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens both saw their odds improve after the draft. This was because Seattle didn’t pick Carolina’s Dougie Hamilton or Jake Bean and pass on the Carey Price from Habs.

According to sources, the Kraken did NOT choose Carey Price in the draft extension. It remains the property of the Montreal Canadiens@TSNHockey @TheAthletic

– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 21, 2021

The Nashville Predators also rose from +5000 to +4000 despite losing striker Calle Jarnkrok. The Predators left Matt Duchene and Ryan Johansen exposed in the Expansion Draft, but the Kraken chose not to pick any of Nashville’s top strikers.

The biggest losers in the updated odds for the 2022 Cup included Calgary, Edmonton and Colorado. This isn’t too surprising considering the Oilers and Flames both lost a top defender. The avalanche moved from +500 to +600 after losing Donskoy to the Kraken. Your adjusted price also revolves around UFA Gabriel Landeskog, who has not yet signed a new contract with the team.

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