After losing in the second-round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs again and entering an offseason where they have several free agents, it is expected that the Washington Capitals roster is going to be look very, very different next season. One of those upcoming free agents already seems to be drawing some interest, and not from an NHL team. According to a report from Sport-Express’ Igor Eronko, the KHL’s CSKA Moscow is in talks with defenseman Dmitry Orlov.
Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer Close Runs day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com's gambling section Joined ESPN in 2010 Follow on Twitter After a grueling 3-2 double-overtime Game 7 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins opened as favorites in Las Vegas to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Pittsburgh opened as a -150 favorite for the series at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, while the Nashville Predators are a +130 underdog. A $100 bet on the Penguins would win $66.67, while that same bet on the Predators would win $130. Pittsburgh opened the playoffs tied with Anaheim and the New York Rangers with the fourth-best odds to win the Stanley Cup at 10-1.
If the Sharks do make a move and Ive argued here that I think it may be time for a shakeup theyll surely be looking for someone up front to boost the offense. The Sharks defense is the strength of the organization at the moment, as they had one of the best one-through-seven groups in the NHL this season. The Sharks have nearly $27 million committed to their top seven defensemen next season, while Marc-Edouard Vlasic is due for a hefty raise beginning in 2018-19.