What Patrick Kane to the Rangers Means for Stanley Cup Odds

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What Patrick Kane to the Rangers Means for Stanley Cup Odds
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The New York Rangers finally got their man on Tuesday with the acquisition of Patrick Kane. Kane is a right-winger who helped lead the Chicago Blackhawks to three Stanley Cups (2010, 2013, and 2015). 

He amassed 1,225 points in 1,161 games which included 446 goals. This season, Kane has 16 goals and 45 points in 53 games. 

Some debate centered around Kane and a bothersome hip injury that surfaced sometime last year. One thing is clear. Kane is not getting any faster. However, the winger can still score with the best of them. Kane fired in seven goals and 10 points during the final four games of his Chicago career. 

What does this do for NHL betting?

What Patrick Kane Means To The New York Rangers

First, Patrick Kane gives New York another scoring and playmaking threat on their power play. This special teams unit was already top-five caliber in the NHL. Now, it might belong in the top two or three. Kane opens up more combination possibilities and keeps penalty kills honest. Teams cannot key on a Chris Kreider stuff attempt or a Mika Zibanejad one-timer. 

This increases the offensive potential for a Rangers team that slipped from last season’s pace. Their 201 goals is 11th in the league. This time last year, they ranked fifth. At even strength, the Rangers shoot only 8.1%, around the league average of 7.9%. Kane will help with 5-on-5, and then there is a but. 

It has been six years since Artemi Panarin and Patrick Kane terrorized defenses as members of the Chicago Blackhawks. Now, the problem for Kane is speed but, more importantly, acceleration. This will be downplayed, but the Rangers are more vulnerable defensively than they were a couple of weeks ago. 

Again, this is more about trading scoring chances for positive results. Risk is plenty here, but so is the reward. If Igor Shesterkin does not regain his form, Kane and his new teammates must score many goals. 

 

The Inevitable Betting Standpoint

Now, there are a few questions. First, when examining the futures betting, Igor Shesterkin is likely out of the Vezina running, barring a miraculous run over the final 20+ games of the regular season. Kane has already shortened the Rangers’ Stanley Cup numbers. That came down to +1000 in a few places (DraftKings) to +1200 in others (Barstool).

So, the number was near +2000 just after Valentine’s Day. It will be intriguing to see where the odds end up here. The problem is with six Eastern Conference teams at +1200 or shorter, room for movement is now marginal. A conference wager comes in around +600 to +700. For example, BetMGM lies at +650. That may be easier to stomach. 

With Kane ending up in New York, BetMGM has a unique “Original Six Boost” at +230. If any of those six teams win the Stanley Cup, you win. Some might even toss a few dollars on the Rangers winning the Metropolitan Division (+2000 to +2500). This one may lower in the next several days to a week. 

It was terrific to see Kane to the New York Rangers come in at +766 just after the Vladimir Tarasenko trade. The thought process was Chris Drury and New York could not swing such a deal. Consider that Kane wanted New York or bust; where there is a will, there is a way. 

Kane wound up in New York with considerable wrangling and creativity. 

Updated Kane Trade

TO #NYR   

Patrick Kane (RW) 

Cooper Zech (LHD)

TO #Blackhawks    

23' 2nd Rd Pick * 

25' 4th Rd Pick 

Vili Saarijärvi (RHD)

Andy Welinski (RHD)

TO #Yotes   

25' 3rd Round Pick * 

Conditional

CHI retains 50% on Kane

ARI retains 25% on Kane

That answer will come in about seven weeks when New York begins their Stanley Cup playoff run. Let the games continue, and enjoy the showtime. 

NHL Odds
February 21st | 7:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Sabres Sabres BUF
--
U 6.5 +100Caesars
-145Caesars
Canadiens Canadiens MTL
--
O 6.5 -120Caesars
+125BetMGM
February 21st | 7:30pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Flyers Flyers PHI
--
U 6 -115Caesars
-238DraftKings
Blackhawks Blackhawks CHI
--
O 6 -105Caesars
+205Caesars
February 21st | 10:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Bruins Bruins BOS
--
U 6.5 -120BetMGM
+115Caesars
Oilers Oilers EDM
--
O 6.5 +105Caesars
-134FanDuel
February 21st | 10:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Blue Jackets Blue Jackets CBJ
--
U 6.5 +100Caesars
-105BetMGM
Ducks Ducks ANA
--
O 6.5 -118FanDuel
-110Caesars
February 21st | 10:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Maple Leafs Maple Leafs TOR
--
U 6.5 +105Caesars
-182FanDuel
Coyotes Coyotes ARI
--
O 6.5 -124FanDuel
+158Caesars
February 22nd | 7:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Avalanche Avalanche COL
--
U 6.5 +115Caesars
-145Caesars
Red Wings Red Wings DET
--
O 6.5 -134FanDuel
+122Caesars
February 22nd | 7:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Rangers Rangers NYR
--
U 6.5 -110Caesars
+100FanDuel
Devils Devils NJ
--
O 6.5 -104FanDuel
-115Caesars
February 22nd | 7:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Panthers Panthers FLA
--
U 6 +100Caesars
+100FanDuel
Hurricanes Hurricanes CAR
--
O 6 -120Caesars
-115Caesars
February 22nd | 7:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Capitals Capitals WSH
--
U 6.5 -115Caesars
+170Caesars
Lightning Lightning TB
--
O 6.5 +100FanDuel
-200BetMGM
February 22nd | 7:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Stars Stars DAL
--
U 6.5 +118Caesars
-146FanDuel
Senators Senators OTT
--
O 6.5 -128FanDuel
+130Caesars
February 22nd | 7:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Canadiens Canadiens MTL
--
U 6.5 -120BetMGM
+185Caesars
Penguins Penguins PIT
--
O 6.5 +110FanDuel
-215FanDuel
February 22nd | 8:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Islanders Islanders NYI
--
U 6.5 -120Caesars
-104FanDuel
Blues Blues STL
--
O 6.5 +100Caesars
-108DraftKings
February 22nd | 9:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Bruins Bruins BOS
--
U 5.5 +110Caesars
-130Caesars
Flames Flames CGY
--
O 5.5 -128FanDuel
+112FanDuel
February 22nd | 10:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Maple Leafs Maple Leafs TOR
--
U 6 -105Caesars
+104FanDuel
Golden Knights Golden Knights VGK
--
O 6 -115Caesars
-120Caesars
February 22nd | 10:00pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Canucks Canucks VAN
--
U 6 +105Caesars
-120Caesars
Kraken Kraken SEA
--
O 6 -125Caesars
+106FanDuel
February 22nd | 10:30pm
Puck Line
Over/Under
Win
Predators Predators NSH
--
U 6 -115Caesars
+140BetMGM
Kings Kings LAR
--
O 6 -105Caesars
-160Caesars
February 23rd | 7:00pm
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Over/Under
Win
Sabres Sabres BUF
--
--
--
Blue Jackets Blue Jackets CBJ
--
--
--
February 23rd | 8:30pm
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Jets Jets WPG
--
--
--
Blackhawks Blackhawks CHI
--
--
--
February 23rd | 9:00pm
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Wild Wild MIN
--
--
--
Oilers Oilers EDM
--
--
--
February 24th | 12:00pm
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Win
Blues Blues STL
--
--
--
Red Wings Red Wings DET
--
--
--
February 24th | 7:00pm
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Win
Maple Leafs Maple Leafs TOR
--
--
--
Avalanche Avalanche COL
--
--
--
February 24th | 7:00pm
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Bruins Bruins BOS
--
--
--
Canucks Canucks VAN
--
--
--
February 24th | 8:00pm
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Stars Stars DAL
--
--
--
Hurricanes Hurricanes CAR
--
--
--
February 24th | 10:00pm
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Flames Flames CGY
--
--
--
Oilers Oilers EDM
--
--
--
February 24th | 10:30pm
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Ducks Ducks ANA
--
--
--
Kings Kings LAR
--
--
--
February 25th | 1:00pm
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Lightning Lightning TB
--
--
--
Devils Devils NJ
--
--
--
February 25th | 3:30pm
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Flyers Flyers PHI
--
--
--
Penguins Penguins PIT
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--
--
February 25th | 6:00pm
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Hurricanes Hurricanes CAR
--
--
--
Sabres Sabres BUF
--
--
--
February 25th | 6:00pm
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Coyotes Coyotes ARI
--
--
--
Jets Jets WPG
--
--
--
February 25th | 6:00pm
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Red Wings Red Wings DET
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--
--
Blackhawks Blackhawks CHI
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--
--
February 25th | 8:00pm
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Predators Predators NSH
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--
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Ducks Ducks ANA
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February 26th | 8:00pm
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Islanders Islanders NYI
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Stars Stars DAL
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--
February 26th | 9:30pm
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Kings Kings LAR
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Oilers Oilers EDM
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February 26th | 10:00pm
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Bruins Bruins BOS
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--
--
Kraken Kraken SEA
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February 27th | 7:00pm
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Sabres Sabres BUF
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Panthers Panthers FLA
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--
--
February 27th | 7:00pm
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Coyotes Coyotes ARI
--
--
--
Canadiens Canadiens MTL
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--
--
February 27th | 8:00pm
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Hurricanes Hurricanes CAR
--
--
--
Wild Wild MIN
--
--
--
February 27th | 8:00pm
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Senators Senators OTT
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--
--
Predators Predators NSH
--
--
--
February 27th | 9:00pm
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Kings Kings LAR
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--
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Flames Flames CGY
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--
--
February 27th | 9:30pm
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Stars Stars DAL
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--
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Avalanche Avalanche COL
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--
--
February 27th | 10:00pm
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Penguins Penguins PIT
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Canucks Canucks VAN
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--
--
February 27th | 10:30pm
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Devils Devils NJ
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--
--
Sharks Sharks SJ
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--
--
February 28th | 8:30pm
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Blues Blues STL
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--
--
Oilers Oilers EDM
--
--
--
February 29th | 7:00pm
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Coyotes Coyotes ARI
--
--
--
Maple Leafs Maple Leafs TOR
--
--
--
February 29th | 7:00pm
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Hurricanes Hurricanes CAR
--
--
--
Blue Jackets Blue Jackets CBJ
--
--
--
February 29th | 7:00pm
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Sabres Sabres BUF
--
--
--
Lightning Lightning TB
--
--
--
February 29th | 7:00pm
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Golden Knights Golden Knights VGK
--
--
--
Bruins Bruins BOS
--
--
--
February 29th | 8:00pm
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Win
Wild Wild MIN
--
--
--
Predators Predators NSH
--
--
--
February 29th | 8:00pm
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Jets Jets WPG
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--
--
Stars Stars DAL
--
--
--
February 29th | 10:00pm
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Penguins Penguins PIT
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Kraken Kraken SEA
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