Shayne Gostisbehere Free Agency Odds: Can The Red Wings Keep Him?

Shayne Gostisbehere Free Agency Odds: Can The Red Wings Keep Him?
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The Detroit Red Wings came tantalizingly close to the NHL playoffs in the 2023-24 season, losing out on the final Eastern Conference wild-card spot on a tiebreaker. But close isn’t close enough for such a tradition-laden franchise and tough decisions are at hand after Detroit missed the postseason again.

One of those decisions surrounds veteran defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere. At age 30, Gostisbehere is an unrestricted free agent. BetMichigan.com, as part of our Michigan sports betting coverage, developed exclusive odds to see where he will end up for the 2024-25 season.

Shayne Gostisbehere Odds On Next Team

Team

Odds

Percent Chance

Washington Capitals

+500

16.7%

Utah

+550

15.4%

Calgary Flames

+700

12.5%

Pittsburgh Penguins

+1750

5.4%

St. Louis Blues

+4050

2.4%

The Field/Stay with Red Wings

+110

47.6%

The Wings have set a franchise record by missing the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year. But they had 91 points this season (the most Detroit compiled in that span) and were in the postseason race until the end, so they might be inclined to keep pieces such as Gostisbehere. These odds are exclusive to BetMichigan.com and will not be found at Michigan sportsbook apps.

Where Will Gostisbehere Play In 2024-25?

We rate the Washington Capitals as the favorites to land Gostisbehere if the Wings do not re-sign him. The Caps finished with 91 points, the same as Detroit, and were the last team in the East to clinch a playoff spot thanks to their 31 regulation wins, giving Washington the tiebreaker (Detroit had 27 regulation wins). We give the Capitals +500 odds, or a 16.7% implied probability, of signing Gostisbehere to shore up their defensive core. That has changed a bit from +350 when we released these odds in May.

Up next on our list is the team that’s moving from Phoenix to Salt Lake City, Utah, after 27 seasons as the Coyotes. The yet-unnamed Utah franchise has made the playoffs just once in the past 12 seasons. We assign Utah +550 odds, or a 15.4% chance, to get Gostisbehere. He played 134 games in Arizona from 2021 to 2023. See our top NHL betting sites for the top sportsbooks for betting this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs and for next season’s futures.

We give longer odds to the Calgary Flames (+700), Pittsburgh Penguins (+1750) and St. Louis Blues, who are new to our list but a longshot at +4050. But the highest probability is that the defenseman either stays put or joins a team not on our list (+110 odds).

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More About Gostisbehere And Red Wings

Gostisbehere had 10 goals and 46 assists for 56 points in his lone season with the Red Wings. Detroit is his fourth career stop; he has also played for Flyers, Coyotes and Hurricanes. He signed a one-year contract with Detroit in July 2023 after playing 23 games for Carolina at the end of the 2022-23 season. When next season rolls around, check out our Red Wings betting sites and odds page.

He is one of several unrestricted free agents that the Red Wings have to decide on, according to CapFriendly.com. The bigger blueline priority will be 23-year-old Moritz Seider, the 2021-22 Calder Trophy winner as the league’s rookie of the year. He’s a restricted free agent who has had a cap hit of less than $1 million per season; Seider is in line for a big payday.

As for the rest of Detroit’s defensemen, none are crazy expensive. The highest hit projected for the 2024-25 salary cap is Ben Chiarot at $4.75 million, but again that’s before (one must assume) any deal for Seider.

Gostisbehere had a cap hit of $4.125 million this season for the Wings. If he stays at or close to that level, it’s reasonable to think that Detroit might lean toward re-signing him.

While Red Wings fans wait for next season, they can check out the best Michigan sports betting promo codes at BetMichigan.com.

USA Today photo by Tim Fuller

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Jim Tomlin writes and edits for BetMichigan.com. In 30 years as a journalist he has worked for publications such as the Tampa Bay Times, Saturday Tradition, Saturday Down South and FanRag. He now lends his sports and gambling expertise to BetMichigan among other websites.

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