2017-18 Stanley Cup Odds Update
The 2017-18 NHL season starts this week and with that, here's an updated look at which teams are in contention to hoist the Stanley Cup.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Penguins have the best-odds to win the Stanley Cup at 8/1. Pittsburgh, of course, hoisted Lord Stanley's in back-to-back years. The team that oddsmakers figures to give the Pens a run for their money is Edmonton, as the Oilers have the next-best odds to win it all at 17/2.
Meanwhile, the Lightning are in the mix at 10/1 to win the Cup. Tampa Bay is just three years removed from winning the Eastern Conference Finals before being eliminated in six games by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 Stanley Cup. The Washington Capitals are also 10/1 to win this year's NHL title.
Also in Contention
The Blackhawks are 12/1 to win the 2017-18 Stanley Cup, as well as the Wild, who have those same 12/1 odds. The Stars, meanwhile, are 13/1, followed by the Ducks, Predators, Rangers and Maple Leafs, who are all 14/1, respectively. The Canadiens are 16/1, followed by the Kings and Sharks at 20/1, respectively.
Continuing with the mid-range odds, the Blue Jackets are 25/1 to win it all next season, followed by the Bruins, Senators and Blues at 30/1, respectively. The Flames are 40/1, followed by the Islanders at 45/1. The Panthers and Flyers are both 50/1, respectively, to hoist the Cup, followed by the Hurricanes and Jets, who are both 60/1, respectively.
The Long Shots
The clear long shots start off with the Avalanche, who are 100/1 to win the 2017-18 Stanley Cup. They're followed by the Coyotes and Red Wings, who are both 175/1, respecitvely, to win it all. The three teams with the longest odds are the Devils, Canucks and expansion Golden Knights, who are all 200/1, respectively.