NHL 2020 Trade: Who Won, Who Lost?
With the NHL season in full swing the NHL trade deadline is always something of a blur, a speedy mass of dealings that may or may not aid franchises going into the remainder of the season, and this year was no different.
This years’ big winner when it comes to teams is seemingly the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are impressing a great deal this season, 40-17, and the Amalie Arena side have greatly strengthened their roster over the past ten days.
They brought in underrated center Blake Coleman, former Buffalo defense star Zach Bogosian and impressive defensive forward Barclay Goodrow and these captures serve to aid their push for Stanley Cup glory, for which they are favorites +600 with BetOnline.
Stanley Cup 2020 Futures Odds
Tampa Bay Lightning +600
Boston Bruins +650
Pittsburgh Penguins +900
Colorado Avalanche +1000
Vegas Golden Knights +1000
When it comes to big losers there are a host of sides who failed to make a significant change to their rosters with the likes of the Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Nashville Predators not doing their chances of progress any favors.
It’s also somewhat surprising that the Colorado Avalanche didn’t invest in areas they need to deal with and the failure to improve their forward options could cost dear come the end of the campaign.
There is a sense that many sides are sticking with what they have, looking to put pressure on under-performing talents rather than shopping around. That’s somewhat of a risky strategy to adopt and with all the sides now fully aware of their limitations and shortcomings, this was the time to address concerns but clearly most chose to stick rather than twist.