Stanley Cup Odds

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(TheSpread) – The NHL playoff seedings are set and the postseason begins this week. Here is a look at the odds to win the 2012 Stanley Cup.

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According to oddsmakers, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the favorite to win this year’s playoffs, as they have 3/1 odds. Other short odds to win are the New York Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks, who each have 5/1 odds to win.

The Penguins are the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference but they have the fourth-highest point total (108) of any team in the NHL. Pittsburgh is 51-25-6 this season and they have been improving since the return of Sidney Crosby to the lineup. The Penguins scored a league-high 282 goals. Pittsburgh has won three Stanley Cups in franchise history.

The Rangers are the top seed in the East with 109 points. They won the Atlantic Division with a record of 51-24-7. The Rangers allowed just 187 goals on the season, fewest of any team in the Eastern Conference. New York has won the Stanley Cup four times.

The Canucks are the top seed in the Western Conference. They have 111 points, which is most of any team in the NHL. Vancouver is 51-22-9 on the season as they won the Northwest Division. Vancouver scored 249 goals and allowed just 198 on the season. The Canucks have never won the Stanley Cup.

For a look at the odds to win the 2012 Stanley Cup for every team in the NHL playoffs, see below.

2012 NHL Stanley Cup Odds To Win

Eastern Conference

Seed-Team-Odds

1. New York Rangers 5/1

2. Boston Bruins 8/1

3. Florida Panthers 30/1

4. Pittsburgh Penguins 3/1

5. Philadelphia Flyers 12/1

6. New Jersey Devils 20/1

7. Washington Capitals 28/1

8. Ottawa Senators 30/1

Western Conference

1. Vancouver Canucks 5/1

2. St. Louis Blues 8/1

3. Phoenix Coyotes 30/1

4. Nashville Predators 10/1

5. Detroit Red Wings 10/1

6. Chicago Blackhawks 15/1

7. San Jose Sharks 8/1

8. Los Angeles Kings 18/1

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