NHL Roundup: Brendan Gallagher robbed; Maple Leafs eyeing Taylor Hall; 2022 Cup odds; and more

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Feb 22, 2018; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (90) makes a save against Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) as defenseman Marc Staal (18) defends during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

What an absolutely rough 24 hours for Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher. Imagine a gut wrenching defeat in the Stanley Cup Final, only to come home and find you were robbed. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to the Habs heart and soul player.

NHL Roundup: Gallagher robbed during Game 5

Brendan Gallagher took to TikTok to let fans know what a rough 24 hours he was having. Without saying a word with a PitBull song in the clip, he sat there and took a bite out of a sandwich. It was the overlaying text that laid out his situation.

“When your Stanley Cup dreams are crushed and you come home to find out you’ve been robbed. But it’s ok because PitBull has been there and done that.”

Hopefully the police apprehend the culprit(s) who did this, and he can recover what was taken.

Maple Leafs eyeing Taylor Hall in free agency?

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 15: Taylor Hall #71 of the Boston Bruins celebrates with Jeremy Lauzon #55 and Patrice Bergeron #37 after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at TD Garden on April 15, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeat the Islanders 4-1. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Darren Dreger was discussing Taylor Hall on the latest edition of TSN’s Insider Trading. The fact remains that both Hall and the Bruins are working on a deal, if they can’t come to an agreement before July 28th, other teams would be interested.

“But there’s outside interest as well [on Taylor Hall], including from the Toronto Maple Leafs, which may surprise some,” he said. “Toronto has interest, I’m sure, if they can’t get Zach Hyman signed, or depending on what happens with Freddy Andersen.”

Currently the consensus around the league is that Hall will re-sign with Boston.

2022 Stanley Cup Odds

The Avalanche are the favorite at BetMGM (+500), Bovada (+500), DraftKings (+500), PointsBet (+550) and FanDuel (+650). Colorado won the Presidents’ Trophy for posting the best regular-season record in the just concluded campaign before falling to Vegas in the second round of the postseason.

The Golden Knights, who matched the Avalanche with 82 regular-season points, lost to the Canadiens in the playoff semifinals.

Vegas is listed at +550 at PointsBet, +600 at Bovada, +650 at BetMGM, +750 at FanDuel and +800 on DraftKings.

The Lightning are the second choice at DraftKings (+600) and FanDuel (+700). Tampa Bay is posted at +650 at PointsBet, +700 at Bovada and +750 at BetMGM.

New York Rangers UFA Targets

Now that the Stanley Cup has been awarded, we move quickly into offseason mode. The NHL free agent market will open on July 28, which for a number of general managers around the league it presents an opportunity to reshape their rosters. Click here to check out the list.

–Field Level Media contributed to this article

Anthony Scultore is the founder of Forever Blueshirts and has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL... More about Anthony Scultore

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