Monday marks the NHL trade deadline, and bettors need to be aware, especially this season. With protocols to follow that include quarantining for a period of time, teams will approach the deadline a little differently from how they would under normal circumstances. The first evidence of this happened just a few days ago when the New Jersey Devils announced that forward Kyle Palmieri would sit out for precautionary reasons. Palmieri’s agent later confirmed that a trade seems imminent now that contract talks have hit a wall.
This was a gut punch for Devils bettors, as the odds immediately shifted in favor of their opponents. After all, Palmieri is one of the most consistent scorers in the game, and taking him out of the lineup reduces New Jersey’s chances of winning a given game. The Devils are one of many teams that should be considered sellers. Here are some other teams that could also feed those looking to contend for the Stanley Cup.