NHL Free Agency Odds & Betting Props

The Tampa Bay Lightning are still celebrating after winning the Stanley Cup, but the rest of the hockey world is gearing up for a fast and furious offseason. With the NHL draft underway, the league’s free-agent frenzy will officially get underway on October 9.

This year’s crop of free agents is filled with intrigue for a number of reasons. There’s no shortage of high-end talent looking for a big payday and a new home, headlined by star left-winger Taylor Hall, defensemen Torey Krug and Alex Pietrangelo, and goaltender Braden Holtby.

To get hockey fans even more involved in the offseason action, online sportsbook Bovada has released a litany of prop specials on the likeliest destinations for the biggest free agents on the board.

Where Will Taylor Hall Sign?

The Arizona Coyotes’ decision to go all-in and acquire Hall from the New Jersey Devils halfway through last season was admirable, but there’s no denying it backfired. The Coyotes have a new general manager in Bill Armstrong after John Chayka left the team prior to the playoffs, and Armstrong wasn’t able to persuade Hall to sign a long-term deal in the desert.

According to the sportsbook, the Calgary Flames are the likeliest landing spot for Hall. It would make sense for Hall, a Calgary native, to have a John Tavares-esque homecoming of sorts if the Flames are willing to ante up the cash to bring him into the fold.

The addition of Hall would inject a spark into the battle of Alberta, as the 28-year-old would have plenty of opportunities to try to burn his old team in Edmonton for trading him in 2016. Outside of Calgary, the Oilers (+500), Colorado Avalanche (+700) and New York Islanders (+1200) have the best chances to sign Hall.

Where Will Torey Krug Sign?

Krug has become one of the top offensive defensemen in the NHL in the Boston Bruins system, but his time in Beantown could be coming to a close. At 29, Krug is in the middle of his prime and is in line to sign the biggest deal of his career.

The Bruins have stated they would love to retain Krug, but Boston is going to be in tough to give him a big deal considering the number of other talented players on the roster who are going to require new contracts in the coming years.

Still, the B’s are the +325 front-runners to sign Krug, followed by the Florida Panthers (+900), Los Angeles Kings (+900) and Colorado Avalanche (+950).

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Here’s a look at the top free-agent props on the board:

What will be the largest contract given to a free agent in October 2020?
Option Odds
OVER $70 million US -120
UNDER $70 million US -120
What team will spend the most on free agents in October 2020?
Team Odds
Toronto Maple Leafs +325
Boston Bruins +325
St. Louis Blues +400
Vegas Golden Knights +500
Calgary Flames +500
Colorado Avalanche +850
Florida Panthers +900
Los Angeles Kings +950
What team will Taylor Hall sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Calgary Flames +375
Edmonton Oilers +500
Colorado Avalanche +700
Carolina Hurricanes +1600
New York Islanders +1200
Pittsburgh Penguins +2000
Any other team -260
What team will Torey Krug sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Boston Bruins +325
Florida Panthers +900
Los Angeles Kings +900
Colorado Avalanche +950
Detroit Red Wings +1500
Vegas Golden Knights +1500
Any other team -300
What team will Corey Crawford sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Chicago Blackhawks EVEN
Carolina Hurricanes +500
Colorado Avalanche +1500
Minnesota Wild +950
Any other team -140
What team will Corey Perry sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Dallas Stars +175
Toronto Maple Leafs +300
Any other team -220
What team will Evgenii Dadonov sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Florida Panthers +350
Colorado Avalanche +800
New Jersey Devils +900
New York Islanders +950
Vegas Golden Knights +950
Washington Capitals +950
Montreal Canadiens +1000
Any other team -115
What team will Ilya Kovalchuk sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Montreal Canadiens +200
New Jersey Devils +350
Boston Bruins +950
Edmonton Oilers +950
Philadelphia Flyers +950
Colorado Avalanche +1400
Any other team EVEN
What team will Jacob Markstrom sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Vancouver Canucks +185
Calgary Flames +750
Edmonton Oilers +750
Detroit Red Wings +1000
Carolina Hurricanes +1100
Buffalo Sabres +1100
Any other team -130
What team will Kevin Shattenkirk sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Tampa Bay Lightning +325
Vancouver Canucks +350
Anaheim Ducks +1200
Florida Panthers +1200
New Jersey Devils +1200
Buffalo Sabres +1200
San Jose Sharks +1200
Any other team -130
What team will Mike Hoffman sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Colorado Avalanche +400
Columbus Blue Jackets +1000
Carolina Hurricanes +1000
New York Islanders +1000
Calgary Flames +1100
Any other team -550
What team will T.J. Brodie sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Toronto Maple Leafs +200
Calgary Flames +500
Winnipeg Jets +500
Boston Bruins +1200
Any other team -195
What team will Tyler Toffoli sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Vancouver Canucks +450
Columbus Blue Jackets +650
San Jose Sharks +650
Chicago Blackhawks +650
Any other team -450
What team will Tyson Barrie sign his next contract with?
Team Odds
Edmonton Oilers +325
Vancouver Canucks +700
Calgary Flames +700
Anaheim Ducks +700
Florida Panthers +1200
Any other team -260

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