The NHL trade deadline is approaching, and the Eastern Conference of the NHL is currently engaged in an arms race. Timo Meier was acquired by the New Jersey Devils from the Sharks, Dmitry Orlov was traded to the Bruins, and Ryan O’Reilly was acquired by the Maple Leafs through a player exchange.
In order to position themselves for a Stanley Cup run, almost every contender has made significant moves, but the New York Rangers made the biggest splash by trading for Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Despite the big move, the Rangers’ odds have remained steady. That’s surprising to those who considered Kane to be the biggest name on the market heading into the trade deadline.
Let’s take a look at the latest odds.
As you can see, the Rangers are still tied for fifth on the odds list at +1200. They are behind the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes, and Toronto Maple Leafs.
While the move for Kane will certainly help them on their upcoming postseason run, the lack of movement in the odds is likely due to the rest of the teams in the Eastern Conference also making significant acquisitions.