Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers shakes hands with Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals after a 5-0 victory in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Get your odds to make the playoffs for all 30 NHL teams


Courtesy online sports book Bovada, listed below are the odds for all 30 NHL teams to make or miss the playoffs in 2013-14.

Anaheim Ducks
Yes -160 (5/8)
No +130 (13/10)

Boston Bruins
Yes -900 (1/9)
No +550 (11/2)

Buffalo Sabres
Yes +275 (11/4)
No -350 (2/7)

Calgary Flames
Yes +475 (19/4)
No -700 (1/7)

Carolina Hurricanes
Yes +220 (11/5)
No -280 (5/14)

Chicago Blackhawks
Yes -1000 (1/10)
No +600 (6/1)

Colorado Avalanche
Yes +180 (9/5)
No -225 (4/9)

Columbus Blue Jackets
Yes +250 (5/2)
No -325 (4/13)

Dallas Stars
Yes +180 (9/5)
No -225 (4/9)

Detroit Red Wings
Yes -700 (1/7)
No +475 (19/4)

Edmonton Oilers
Yes -130 (10/13)
No EVEN (1/1)

Florida Panthers
Yes +400 (4/1)
No -600 (1/6)

Los Angeles Kings
Yes -900 (1/9)
No +550 (11/2)

Minnesota Wild
Yes -250 (2/5)
No +200 (2/1)

Montreal Canadiens
Yes -175 (4/7)
No +140 (7/5)

Nashville Predators
Yes +275 (11/4)
No -350 (2/7)

New Jersey Devils
Yes +275 (11/4)
No -350 (2/7)

New York Islanders
Yes -140 (5/7)
No +110 (11/10)

New York Rangers
Yes -800 (1/8)
No +500 (5/1)

Ottawa Senators
Yes -140 (5/7)
No +110 (11/10)

Philadelphia Flyers
Yes -175 (4/7)
No +140 (7/5)

Phoenix Coyotes
Yes +240 (12/5)
No -300 (1/3)

Pittsburgh Penguins
Yes -1100 (1/11)
No +625 (25/4)

San Jose Sharks
Yes -550 (2/11)
No +375 (15/4)

St. Louis Blues
Yes -800 (1/8)
No +500 (5/1)

Tampa Bay Lightning
Yes EVEN (1/1)
No -130 (10/13)

Toronto Maple Leafs
Yes -220 (5/11)
No +175 (7/4)

Vancouver Canucks
Yes -700 (1/7)
No +475 (19/4)

Washington Capitals
Yes -280 (5/14)
No +220 (11/5)

Winnipeg Jets
Yes +375 (15/4)
No -550 (2/11)

Any of the above catch your eye? Toronto to miss at +175 looks tempting to this observer. As does Winnipeg to make at +375.

(Quick explanation on the odds, for those that requested below. A +175 line means a $100 wager stands to win $175. A -300 line means you’d need to risk $300 to win $100. So basically: + is underdog, – is favorite.)

Report: Islanders cut first-rounder Barzal from camp

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It seems Mathew Barzal has played in his last game in a New York Islanders’ uniform for a little while.

Barzal took part in the Islanders’ preseason finale against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, but after that contest the Islanders decided to return him to WHL Seattle, per Newsday’s Arthur Staple.

He was taken with the 16th overall pick in 2015 NHL Entry Draft. That selection was well-traveled as it originally belonged to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but was involved in the David Perron trade and then moved to the Islanders as part of Edmonton’s deal to get Griffin Reinhart.

Barzal is noteworthy for his skill and speed, but he may have slipped in the draft due to a knee injury he sustained during the 2014-15 campaign.

The Islanders also reassigned Kirill Petrov, Kevin Czuczman, Scott Mayfield, and Adam Pelech to the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Torres offered in-person hearing, potentially setting up long suspension

Torres hit

What will Raffi Torres get this time?

The 33-year-old forward that has become known primarily for his controversial hits has once again put himself in the sights of the NHL’s Department of Players Safety. They confirmed that he was offered an in-person hearing following his hit on Jakub Silfverberg Saturday night. He declined the opportunity to meet with them face-to-face, but the offer itself is an important detail because it gives the league the option to suspend him for more than five games.

It certainly seems like the stage is set for a lengthy suspension. While Torres is not considered a repeat offender as his last suspension came more than 18 months ago, the NHL still retains the right to consider his history when deciding on this matter.

Among other incidents, he was once was banned from 25 games for his hit on Marian Hossa in 2012, although it was later reduced to 21 contests after an appeal. The NHL found that Torres was guilty of breaking three rules for that hit; namely interference, charging, and illegally hitting the head. The NHL is reviewing Torres’ latest incident for the same three violations.

You can see the hit below:

And here it is slowed down:

Torres got a match penalty and Silfverberg left the game. Fortunately, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Silfverberg could have returned, but was kept out for precautionary reasons.