NHL Odds to Make Playoffs and Season Wins
It has happened only twice in the past 16 seasons, but it’s possible and the payout is a huge +550 ($550 profit on a $100 bet) if it happens in 2012.
That something is a Stanley Cup champion missing the playoffs the following season and Boston Bruins have been posted as +550 for that to happen in the 2011-2012 season.
The 1995 New Jersey Devils were champs and failed to make the playoffs the next year and the 2006 Carolina Hurricanes did the same thing. But is Boston, with a solid of young players, veteran anchors and solid goaltending even a risk?
“Probably not gonna happen, but the East is tough and an injury to Zdeno Chara or Tim Thomas could certainly change things,” said Jack Randall of OddsShark.com. “But they are not the biggest favorites to return to the playoffs as two teams are tied with them and two teams have better odds.”
Detroit and Pittsburgh are each +550 while the teams currently leading the odds to win the Stanley Cup charge are ahead of them (+600 for Washington Capitals and +650 for the Vancouver Canucks).
Who are the biggest longshots to make the playoffs? Unfortunately for Canadian hockey fans, three Canuck cities rank in the Top 5. Ottawa at +350, Edmonton at +450 and Winnipeg +475 are longshots that would pay out nicely, but the Florida Panthers are by far the biggest longshot at +1000.
That means a $100 bet would pay $1,000 if the Panthers can parlay all that young talent (they have the consensus best prospect pool in the NHL) into a playoff berth.
Check out all the preseason NHL odds on regular season points and will teams make the playoffs odds at Bovada.
Anaheim Ducks Regular Season Points
Anaheim Ducks to make the playoffs?
Boston Bruins Regular Season Points
Boston Bruins to make the playoffs?
Buffalo Sabres Regular Season Points
Buffalo Sabres to make the playoffs?
Calgary Flames Regular Season Points
Calgary Flames to make the playoffs?
Carolina Hurricanes Regular Season Points
Carolina Hurricanes to make the playoffs?
Chicago Blackhawks Regular Season Points
Chicago Blackhawks to make the playoffs?
Colorado Avalanche Regular Season Points
Colorado Avalanche to make the playoffs?
Columbus Blue Jackets Regular Season Points
Columbus Blue Jackets to make the playoffs?
Dallas Stars Regular Season Points
Dallas Stars to make the playoffs?
Detroit Red Wings Regular Season Points
Detroit Red Wings to make the playoffs?
Edmonton Oilers Regular Season Points
Edmonton Oilers to make the playoffs?
Florida Panthers Regular Season Points
Florida Panthers to make the playoffs?
Los Angeles Kings Regular Season Points
Los Angeles Kings to make the playoffs?
Minnesota Wild Regular Season Points
Minnesota Wild to make the playoffs?
Montreal Canadiens Regular Season Points
Montreal Canadiens to make the playoffs?
Nashville Predators Regular Season Points
Nashville Predators to make the playoffs?
New Jersey Devils Regular Season Points
New Jersey Devils to make the playoffs?
New York Islanders Regular Season Points
New York Islanders to make the playoffs?
New York Rangers Regular Season Points
New York Rangers to make the playoffs?
Ottawa Senators Regular Season Points
Ottawa Senators to make the playoffs?
Philadelphia Flyers Regular Season Points
Philadelphia Flyers Regular to make the playoffs?
Phoenix Coyotes Regular Season Points
Phoenix Coyotes to make the playoffs?
Pittsburgh Penguins Regular Season Points
Pittsburgh Penguins to make the playoffs?
San Jose Sharks Regular Season Points
San Jose Sharks to make the playoffs?
St. Louis Blues Regular Season Points
St. Louis Blues to make the playoffs?
Tampa Bay Lightning Regular Season Points
Tampa Bay Lightning to make the playoffs?
Toronto Maple Leafs Regular Season Points
Toronto Maple Leafs to make the playoffs?
Vancouver Canucks Regular Season Points
Vancouver Canucks to make the playoffs?
Washington Capitals Regular Season Points
Washington Capitals to make the playoffs?
Winnipeg Jets Regular Season Points
Winnipeg Jets to make the playoffs?
Odds to win the 2012 Atlantic Division
Philadelphia Flyers 6/5
Pittsburgh Penguins 13/10
New Jersey Devils 15/2
New York Rangers 9/1
New York Islanders 25/1
Odds to win the 2012 Central Division
Detroit Red Wings 10/11
Chicago Blackhawks 43/20
Nashville Predators 15/4
St Louis Blues 16/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 30/1
Odds to win the 2012 Northeast Division
Boston Bruins 5/4
Buffalo Sabres 29/20
Montreal Canadiens 5/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 12/1
Ottawa Senators 20/1
Odds to win the 2012 Northwest Division
Vancouver Canucks 1/8
Calgary Flames 13/2
Edmonton Oilers 20/1
Minnesota Wild 25/1
Colorado Avalanche 25/1
Odds to win the 2012 Pacific Division
Los Angeles Kings 3/2
San Jose Sharks 33/20
Anaheim Ducks 6/1
Phoenix Coyotes 15/2
Dallas Stars 17/2
Odds to win the 2012 Southeast Division
Washington Capitals 2/5
Tampa Bay Lightning 9/4
Carolina Hurricanes 15/1
Winnipeg Jets 30/1
Florida Panthers 30/1