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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         

95½

Anaheim Ducks to make the playoffs?          

Yes                  -265    

No                   +205  

Boston Bruins Regular Season Points           

102½            

Boston Bruins to make the playoffs?

Yes                  -900    

No                   +550  

Buffalo Sabres Regular Season Points          

98½

Buffalo Sabres to make the playoffs?           

Yes                  -800    

No                   +500  

Calgary Flames  Regular Season Points         

90½            

Calgary Flames  to make the playoffs?          

Yes                  -140    

No                   +110  

Carolina Hurricanes Regular Season Points   

83½

Carolina Hurricanes  to make the playoffs?   

Yes                  +275   

No                   -350   

Chicago Blackhawks Regular Season Points 

104½

Chicago Blackhawks  to make the playoffs? 

Yes                  -290    

No                   +230  

Colorado Avalanche Regular Season Points 

75½                        

Colorado Avalanche to make the playoffs?  

Yes                  +475   

No                   -700   

Columbus Blue Jackets  Regular Season Points        

85½

Columbus Blue Jackets  to make the playoffs?         

Yes                  +350   

No                   -500   

Dallas Stars  Regular Season Points  

87½

Dallas Stars  to make the playoffs?   

Yes                  -125    

No                   -105   

Detroit Red Wings Regular Season Points    

102½

Detroit Red Wings  to make the playoffs?    

Yes                  -900    

No                   +550  

Edmonton Oilers  Regular Season Points      

77½

Edmonton Oilers  to make the playoffs?       

Yes                  +450   

No                   -650   

Florida Panthers Regular Season Points        

83½

Florida Panthers to make the playoffs?         

Yes                  +1000 

No                   -2000 

Los Angeles Kings  Regular Season Points   

102½

Los Angeles Kings  to make the playoffs?    

Yes                  -800    

No                   +500  

Minnesota Wild  Regular Season Points        

82½

Minnesota Wild  to make the playoffs?         

Yes                  +400   

No                   -600   

Montreal Canadiens  Regular Season Points 

92½

Montreal Canadiens  to make the playoffs?  

Yes                  -145    

No                   +115  

Nashville Predators Regular Season Points   

91½

Nashville Predators to make the playoffs?    

Yes                  -165    

No                   +135  

New Jersey Devils  Regular Season Points    

90½

New Jersey Devils  to make the playoffs?     

Yes                  -135    

No                   +105  

New York Islanders Regular Season Points  

81½

New York Islanders  to make the playoffs?  

Yes                  +300   

No                   -400   

New York Rangers Regular Season Points   

94½

New York Rangers  to make the playoffs?   

Yes                  -165    

No                   +135  

Ottawa Senators Regular Season Points        

74½

Ottawa Senators  to make the playoffs?        

Yes                  +350   

No                   -500   

Philadelphia Flyers Regular Season Points    

98½

Philadelphia Flyers Regular  to make the playoffs?  

Yes                  -800    

No                   +500  

Phoenix Coyotes  Regular Season Points      

87½

Phoenix Coyotes to make the playoffs?        

Yes                  -165    

No                   +135  

Pittsburgh Penguins Regular Season Points  

100½

Pittsburgh Penguins to make the playoffs?   

Yes                  -900    

No                   +550  

San Jose Sharks Regular Season Points         

103½

San Jose Sharks to make the playoffs?          

Yes                  -800    

No                   +500  

St. Louis Blues Regular Season Points          

92½

St. Louis Blues  to make the playoffs?          

Yes                  +300   

No                   -400   

Tampa Bay Lightning Regular Season Points           

98½

Tampa Bay Lightning  to make the playoffs?           

Yes                  -215    

No                   +175  

Toronto Maple Leafs Regular Season Points 

89½

Toronto Maple Leafs  to make the playoffs? 

Yes                  +145   

No                   -175   

Vancouver Canucks Regular Season Points  

106½

Vancouver Canucks  to make the playoffs?  

Yes                  -1200  

No                   +650  

Washington Capitals Regular Season Points 

107½

Washington Capitals to make the playoffs?  

Yes                  -1000  

No                   +600  

Winnipeg Jets  Regular Season Points           

85½

Winnipeg Jets to make the playoffs? 

Yes                  +475   

No                   -700   

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