Odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup following free agent frenzy

by Jul 3, 10:21 AM

This year's edition of free agent frenzy was in fact, crazy. Many expected the normal flurry of moves, but it was non-stop from 12 p.m. ET through 6 p.m. ET. 

July 1 started with a bang, as the Ottawa Senators and Dallas Stars hooked up on a deal sending Jason Spezza to Dallas. When free agency opened, the Oilers spent big money on Mark Fayne and Benoit Pouliot, the Blues brought in Paul Stastny, the Capitals gave out huge contracts to Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen, Brad Richards went to Chicago and Jarome Iginla signed for three years in Colorado.

All-in-all, teams spent over $500 million on players on Day 1.

Who's odds changed the most? Oddly enough, the Blues odds didn't change from their original 12/1 odds after bringing in Paul Stastny. The Stars moved from 33/1 to 20/1 due to the Spezza deal, and the Caps moved from 33/1 to 40/1 even after spending to improve the defense.

Related: A 2-sentence analysis of every signing made during July 1st's free-agent frenzy

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Here are the updated odds via Bovada.

TeamOdds June 15Odds July 1Odds July 3
Chicago Blackhawks15/27/17/1
Boston Bruins8/117/29/1
Pittsburgh Penguins9/110/112/1
Los Angeles Kings10/19/19/1
St. Louis Blues10/112/112/1
Anaheim Ducks14/112/112/1
San Jose Sharks14/114/114/1
Colorado Avalanche18/118/118/1
Minnesota Wild18/118/118/1
New York Rangers18/116/116/1
Detroit Red Wings22/122/120/1
Montreal Canadiens25/120/120/1
Tampa Bay Lightning25/125/120/1
Vancouver Canucks25/125/128/1
Philadelphia Flyers28/128/128/1
Toronto Maple Leafs33/133/133/1
Dallas Stars33/133/120/1
Washington Capitals33/133/140/1
Columbus Blue Jackets40/140/133/1
New Jersey Devils40/140/150/1
Carolina Hurricanes50/166/166/1
Edmonton Oilers50/150/150/1
Ottawa Senators50/150/150/1
Arizona Coyotes50/150/150/1
Winnipeg Jets50/150/150/1
Calgary Flames66/166/175/1
Florida Panthers66/175/175/1
Nashville Predators66/175/166/1
New York Islanders66/166/150/1
Buffalo Sabres75/1100/175/1

Feature photo courtesy of Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

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