The Atlantic division is not the most exciting division in the NHL, but there has been one major storyline in the division in the 2022-23 season. The historic year for the Boston Bruins was the story of the NHL season, as they had one of the best regular seasons in the history of hockey. Here, we look at the NHL Atlantic Division odds, and what to expect from this division going forward.
Atlantic Division Betting Odds
There are no odds available for this division just yet. Check back before the 2023-24 NHL season to get the latest NHL Atlantic Division odds.
Bruins’ Historic Season Ends With Atlantic Title
The Boston Bruins set an NHL record this past regular season, finishing with the most points in the history of the NHL. They earned 135 points, winning 65 of their 82 games to beat the previous record set by the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens. Boston’s +128 goal differential blew away the second best team in the NHL in that department, as there was no question who the best team in the regular season was.
However, the Bruins could not make the most of their incredible regular season, as they went down in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They lost in seven games in round one against the Florida Panthers, blowing a one-goal lead in the third period and losing in overtime. It will be interesting to see how the Bruins bounce back from that failure in the season to come.
2023-24 NHL Atlantic Division Outlook
It is likely that the Boston Bruins will be the heavy favorite to win the NHL Atlantic Division in the 2023-24 season. But their level of play early next season will be very telling as to how viable a candidate the Bruins are to win the division. Any drop in their level of play could cost them, as there are several other quality teams in this division that could put a scare into Boston at the top of the standings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Florida Panthers are among the other teams that could contend for the Atlantic Division crown next year. Florida is an especially interesting team when considering futures markets, as they knocked out the Bruins in the playoffs and have held their own with everyone they have faced despite being the eighth seed in the East entering the postseason.