2018 Stanley Cup Finals Odds
Following back-to-back titles, are the Penguins favored to repeat as 2018 Stanley Cup champions as well?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Penguins are 17/2 favorites to repeat, for a third time, as Stanley Cup champions. Pittsburgh will have a few decisions to make this offseason on players, including Chris Kunitz, Trevor Daley and Ron Hainsey, whom become free agents this summer.
Meanwhile, the next-best odds to win the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals do not belong to the Predators, who were the runner-up in 2017. That honor belongs to the Oilers, Lighting and Capitals, who are all 10/1, respectively, to hoist the Cup next season. The Blackhawks are 12/1, followed by the Ducks, Stars, Wild, Canadiens, Predators, Rangers and Maple Leafs, who are all 15/1, respectively.
Continuing with the odds, the Blue Jackets are 22/1 long shots to win the 2018 Stanley Cup, as are the Kings and Sharks, respectively. The Bruins, Flames, Senators and Blues are all 35/1, respectively, followed by the Panthers, Islanders, Flyers and Jets, who are 45/1, respectively. The Sabres are 55/1.
Some of the deeper long-shots include the Hurricanes at 65/1 and the Coyotes at 85/1. The Avalanche, Red Wings, Devils and Cancuks are all 100/1, respectively. Finally, the expansion Vegas Golden Knights have the longest odds to win the 2018 Stanley Cup at 200/1.