Best Stanley Cup value bets

Could the Columbus Blue Jackets discover a path to the Stanley Cup in 2017? Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

As the NHL trade deadline closed Wednesday afternoon, teams jockeying for position geared up for playoff runs. With a lucid picture of what each team has in their stable the rest of the way, the best time to get value from your Stanley Cup bet is now.

At this point, the best bets we are looking at are based on relative value -- not necessarily the most likely champions. It's best to wait on those bets, as the value won't change too much for the favorites, though the clarity of their chance to win it all will. So, ignoring teams with odds of 10-1 or better, let's take a look at the best value bets following the trade deadline.