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2023/24 NHL Presidents' Trophy favourites

The NHL's Presidents' Trophy is awarded to the team that collects the most points during the regular season.

With more movement expected in the Presidents' Trophy market, here is a look of the leading contenders in the betting.

Presidents' Trophy favourites

NY Rangers


DAL Stars


CAR Hurricanes


COL Avalanche


VAN Canucks


FLA Panthers


New York Rangers -200

The Rangers have the most points in the NHL, but also have the best point percentage. The reason that seemingly obvious callout matters is because the number of points would not be as impressive if they had more games played than opponents. With that, the win percentage and point percentage would be lower.

However, the Rangers actually have a game in hand on several teams below them in the standings as well. Their remaining schedule is respectable, but not as much of a challenge as some of the other teams on this list. As indicated by odds, this one looks like the Rangers’ to lose.

Dallas Stars +350

The Stars continue to be one of the best teams in the NHL while also being one of the least discussed teams in the NHL. If we injected the team with truth serum, that is probably exactly how they would prefer to be, as to not induce any pressure or expectations. It would be difficult to continue ignoring them if they win the Presidents’ Trophy.

The Stars sit just a point back of the Rangers with just one more game played than New York. Dallas is one such team that has a more difficult schedule to finish out the regular season. Thus, they have their work cut out for them if they are going to win the Presidents’ Trophy. But the Stars have proven time and time again this season that they are up for the task.

Carolina Hurricanes +1200

The Hurricanes have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL for months now. They are three points behind the Rangers with one more game played than New York. Despite the math not being in their favor, with games remaining and points behind, it would not be wise to count them out for the Presidents’ Trophy just yet.

Carolina’s record in March was 11-3-1. If they sustain that pace for the final two and a half weeks, they will be right there for this award come mid-April.

Of their final seven games, the Hurricanes will play the Blue Jackets twice and the Blackhawks. If they take care of business in those games and at least compete in their other four matchups, this +1200 could be fantastic value.

Colorado Avalanche +1600

Colorado went 10-2-1 in March and has 12 wins overall in their last 15 games played. This team is just buzzing and don't appear to be slowing down any time soon. While Colorado has a tough final stretch of games to finish the regular season, they are already playing playoff-style hockey.

Despite individual awards not mattering for these teams, Colorado does have Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar competing for prestigious awards, as well as the team chasing Dallas for the Central’s top spot.

Colorado has plenty of incentive to continue playing hard despite having already clinched a playoff berth.

Vancouver Canucks +2500

The Canucks are another team that had a bit of a tumultuous February, but rebounded with a strong March. They have 98 points entering Sunday which will be their 74th game played. With games in hand, the Canucks still have a shot at bringing home the Presidents’ Trophy at a nice +2500 number.

Entering the final day of March, the Canucks are 7-3-1 in their last 11 games. They finish the season largely facing division opponents. The Canucks will be looking to make a statement to potential division playoff opponents, as well as play spoiler to division opponents looking to cement their own playoff spot.

Look for Vancouver to stay hot and give the Presidents’ Trophy a real look come mid-April.

Florida Panthers +2500

Using the term a bit loosely, the Panthers are currently on one of their biggest slumps of the season. This team is not getting crushed recently, but they are struggling to bury opponents when they have the chance. Entering the playoffs, that is something this team will want to revert back to.

That is to say that this Panthers team is going to turn up the dial and play with plenty of urgency to close out the regular season. This is already a stellar team that now will have a chip on their shoulder to make sure they enter the playoffs in good form.

With a possible 16 points remaining to collect against some weak opponents, there is no reason they cannot take most of those points and put themselves in position to potentially bring home the Presidents’ Trophy at +2500 odds.

Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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