The All-Star weekend has been and gone which means the focus is well and truly on the race for the playoffs to secure a chance at the biggest prize in ice hockey, the Stanley Cup.
There hasn't been too much movement in the betting since the All-Star extravaganza in Toronto in early February, with the Edmonton Oilers still leading the way despite a sticky restart to the regular season.
Connor McDavid and co have been eased a fraction to go all the way, although the Colorado Avalanche were the biggest fallers in the top 10 as they dropped to eighth from fourth after a tough road trip on the resumption.
Here are the current odds for the 2024 Stanley Cup.
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The Edmonton Oilers have largely been electric since Kris Knoblauch took over behind the bench after a terrible start to the season. They fired their way to the top of the outright betting going into the All-Star break with a 16-game winning streak.
Unfortunately, their bid to equal the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins' record of 17 was denied on the return to regular season action by the Vegas Golden Knights, with the Oilers alternating defeats and wins since.
Edmonton has been pushed out a fraction in the betting from +700 to +800 but it is no surprise with the likes of McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Evan Bouchard on the roster and the hot streaks that it has enjoyed, that it is still the favorite to end its 33-year wait to land a sixth Stanley Cup.
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The Vancouver Canucks continue to defy expectations to set the pace in terms of points in the NHL and having been tied with the Boston Bruins in the race for the Presidents' Trophy the Canadian team is now five points clear after 55 games.
That advantage has come despite a 4-0 loss at TD Garden since the All-Star break, with the Canucks winning four of their six other games while also earning a point in an overtime defeat to the Detroit Red Wings.
Vancouver is ranked third in the NHL in goals scored and fourth in goals allowed so has been strong at both ends of the ice, with captain Quinn Hughes proving an inspirational leader as he leads all defenseman in points while he ranks fourth in the league in assists.
Elias Pettersson, JT Miller, Brock Boeser and Thatcher Demko have also been starring on what is looking like a stacked roster. Can they keep it all together when the playoffs begin and they look to lift their first Stanley Cup.
The record-breaking Bruins of last season of course fell at the first hurdle in the playoffs so this season's incarnation may not be feeling too bad that they have not been quite as dominant.
The Bruins, perhaps as a marker, defeated the Canucks 4-0 earlier this month, but that is their only victory since the All-Star break as they have lost their other five games, albeit with two of those coming after regulation.
Still, Boston remains in a strong position and lead the race for home-ice advantage come the playoffs.
David Pastrnak ranks fourth in both points and goals in the NHL, while goaltender Jeremy Swayman ranks fourth with a .921 save percentage to demonstrate strength both with and without the puck, and the Bruins will not be a team to take lightly come the playoffs.
The Dallas Stars looked to be facing a real fight in the battle for Central division honours but have hit the gas since the All-Star weekend to open up a four-point cushion over the Colorado Avalanche, having played a game less.
The Winnipeg Jets are only a further point back in third, having played three less games than the Stars, but Dallas is looking the strongest of the three teams right now with a 4-1 record since the resumption.
The Stars have been dealing with injuries to key players this season but with their roster looking a little healthier, they are looking a strong outfit on the ice, particularly on offense as they are tied first in the NHL with 205 goals for, despite ranking only 16th in shots for per game.
The New York Rangers had been one of the standout teams earlier in the season and look destined to be a big challenger for Stanley Cup glory, until the calendar ticked into 2024.
Peter Laviolette's men looked to have lost their mojo at the start of this year but there is no doubt that they have found it again as they have reeled off six straight wins either side of the All-Star break.
The Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning are just two of the sides beaten in the Rangers current streak, and they look to be hotting up as the business starts getting serious.
Artemi Panarin has been the star Ranger, by some distance, as he leads New York in all three scoring categories. ranking sixth in the NHL with 71 points and seventh with 31 goals. Keeping him fit and firing will be crucial as they look to win their first Stanley Cup since 1994.
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