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Florida Panthers, Stanley Cup. Sam Reinhart. NHL trade rumors, Pittsburgh Penguins pressure.

The puck drops on the 2024-25 NHL season in less than three months. Which teams will challenge the Florida Panthers’ championship reign? Read on for three 2025 NHL Stanley Cup Futures bets.

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Nashville Predators +1300

The Preds made waves on the first day of free agency, signing Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos to a four-year deal worth $32 million. 

Stamkos is deep into the back nine of his NHL career but remains a productive player. Last season, the 35-year-old Stamkos scored 40 goals and added 41 helpers. 

Nashville GM Barry Trotz didn’t stop with Stamkos, adding RW Jonathan Marchessault and D Brady Skjei. Marchessault is a former Conn Smythe winner and scored 42 goals last season. Skjei, a talented offensive defenseman, finished the 2023-24 season with 47 points. 

The Preds have an established core group of Filip Forsberg, Roman Josi, and goaltender Juusi Saros. Adding Stamkos, Marchessault, and Skjei makes this team a serious Cup contender. 

Boston Bruins +2000

Oh, Boston. 

Pittsburgh Penguins fans have little empathy for the Bruins. Over the past decade and a half, the B’s have been so close to the Cup. 

Boston’s record-setting 2022-23 regular season came to a tragic end. The B’s lost to the Florida Panthers after leading the series 3-1. 

2023-24 was supposed to be a year of renewed focus. The Bruins lost again to the Florida Panthers. 

The 2023-24 Bruins lacked a legitimate first-line center. Charlie Coyle emerged as a serviceable number one. His game didn’t provide much offensive firepower. The addition of Elias Lindholm, a former 40-goal scorer, pushes Coyle and C Pavel Zacha down the lines, making the Bruins a much deeper team.  

Toronto Maple Leafs +1300

The Leafs haven’t made any splash moves during the offseason. They did add sandpaper, signing defenseman Chris Tanev to a six-year deal worth $27 million. They also added solid two-way defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson to their blue line.

A much-rumored trade of RW Mitch Marner has yet to materialize. The Leafs appear comfortable keeping the former 35-goal scorer to start the season. 

The biggest off-season acquisition for Toronto is HC Craig Berube. 

With Auston Matthews, John Tavares, and Marner, the Leafs are one of the most top-heavy offensive teams in the league. Matthews netted 69 goals in 23-24, and the team averaged the second-most goals per game, 3.63. 

The Leafs have lacked toughness and fortitude for the better part of Matthews’ career. Berube prefers a grinding, forechecking style, a massive philosophical shift. A new voice in the room makes the Leafs a great value for your 2025 NHL Stanley Cup Futures bets.

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