The NHL season returned, and we’re preparing for it with NHL futures bets for the entire Eastern Conference, including projected Atlantic and Metropolitan division champions and Eastern Conference winner for the 2023-24 NHL season.

NHL Metropolitan Division Odds 2023-24 

New Jersey Devils (+225)
Carolina Hurricanes (+250)
New York Rangers (+300)
Pittsburgh Penguins (+750)
New York Islanders (+1000)
Washington Capitals (+1500)
Philadelphia Flyers (+5000)
Columbus Blue Jackets (+6600)

Favorites to win 2023-24 NHL Metropolitan Division

The Metropolitan Division was a three headed race that turned into a battle between the New Jersey Devils and the Carolina Hurricanes last season. While the New York Rangers were close to stealing the Metropolitan Divisional crown last season, age will certainly play a factor this season for the Rangers. As for the Hurricanes and Devils they come back just as dominant and flawless as they were last season. Expect both teams to compete for the top spot in Metropolitan division again. Let's dive into the NHL Metropolitan Division odds and see who will be taken the division this season.

2023-24 NHL Metropolitan Predictions and Best Bets

As mentioned earlier, the New Jersey Devils are going to be great for awhile and this could very well be the season they reach their first Stanley Cup Final since 2012 and win their first championship since 2003. With forwards Jack Hughes, Timo Meier, Jesper Bratt, and Nico Hischier, this team is loaded offensively. Goaltender Vitek Vanecek is one of the best in the NHL and will hold down the fort defensively. Look for the Devils to win the Metropolitan this season after the Hurricanes beat them out by just one game last year.

The Pick: New Jersey Devils (+225)

The defending Metropolitan champion Carolina Hurricanes will look to defend their crown in a what should be a two-team race with New Jersey. The New York Rangers are aging, and the Pittsburgh Penguins are fading, so the division is really going to be the same dogfight it was last season. While I give the edge to the Devils this year, Carolina is also stacked offensively and defensively, along with great goaltending. If the Devils don’t get it done, then look for the Hurricanes to steal the division title. The real deciding factor in the 2023-24 Metropolitan Division race could very well be who wins the regular-season series between these two teams.

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes (+250)

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