Sports betting: Slafkovsky far from the favorite for the Calder

Sports betting: Slafkovsky far from favorite for Calder< /p> UPDATE DAY

Bookmakers are of the opinion that the jewel of the Montreal Canadiens Juraj Slafkovsky will have a lot to do to be in the race for the Calder trophy, awarded to the best rookie on the Bettman circuit, in 2022-2023 .

We can understand them; it remains unclear whether the most recent first overall pick in the National Hockey League draft will start the season in Montreal or with the Laval Rocket. With odds of 20.00, the Slovak is tied for 10th with a certain Shane Wright and goalkeeper Logan Thompson, according to the Mise-o-jeu + site.

After smashing everything in the Championship world junior hockey, Anaheim Ducks forward Mason McTavish tops the charts along with Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers at 5.50 odds.

Owen Power (6.00), Cole Perfetti (12.00) and Kent Johnson (13.00) could also pique the curiosity of punters.

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The race for the Hart Trophy, awarded to the most useful player for his team, is preliminarily led by the incomparable Connor McDavid (2.25). Thus, the bookmakers do not believe that Auston Matthews (4.00) will be able to receive this honor for a second consecutive season.

The electrifying marksman of the Toronto Maple Leafs does not However, should not struggle to get their hands on the championship scorers (2.25) once again. Leon Draisaitl (5.50) and McDavid (8.00) are the other headliners in the quest for the Maurice-Richard Trophy. More daring bettors could turn to Montreal darling Cole Caufield (70.00).

Defender Cale Makar (2.00) and goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin (3.00) are also expected to defend their crown, respectively for the Norris and Vézina trophies.