Flyers Season Odds
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to build on the 42 wins they had from a year ago as they head into the 2008-09 NHL Season. Oddsmakers have established the Flyers’ odds to win the 2009 Stanley Cup at 15/1.
The Flyers’ front office did a great job of overhauling the roster last year, which in turn produced a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, as well as a 39-point boost in the standings. With all the movement done last year, Philly remained quiet this offseason and instead wanted to (understandably) keep the roster intact.
Returning to the squad that made it to the conference finals last year are 20-goal scoers Danny Briere and Mike Richards. The club also hopes that the return of a healthy Simon Gagne will give them yet another legitimate offensive threat. And if prospect Claude Giroux can help the team this year, the Flyers have yet another multi-purpose playmaker.
Oddsmakers have also listed Philadelphia at 8/1 to win the Eastern Conference this season.
If the Flyers want to make another run at the Eastern Conference Finals, they’ll have to improve on their goal differential, which finished at 141-127 last season. But this squad has a ton of depth, plenty of offensive firepower and now that they’ve had a season to gel, a familiarity with each other. Aside from the Pittsburgh Penguins, no other team in the Atlantic Division has the offensive talent that the Flyers do, and the club also has some of the best special teams in the conference. Philadelphia might be a solid value bet to win the Stanley Cup Finals his season.
Philadelphia Flyers Odds to Win 2009 Stanley Cup Finals
Philadelphia Flyers Odds to Win Eastern Conference
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