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NHL Betting Lines: Stanley Cup Futures

With the NHL's free agency period in full swing the sportsbooks have had to tinker with their odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup - but the Chicago Blackhawks remain the betting favorite.

At Bovada the Blackhawks are listed as the 13/2 favorite on the 2015 Stanley Cup odds, and they tweaked their roster at the start of free agency on July 1 by signing veteran center Brad Richards to a one-year contract. Richards had been bought out by the Rangers.

Other teams that made bigger moves at the start of free agency include the Washington Capitals, who added coveted defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen on long-term deals, and the Vancouver Canucks, who signed netminder Ryan Miller to a three-year contract.

As well, the Dallas Stars made a splash by acquiring center Jason Spezza in a trade with the Ottawa Senators and then signing winger Ales Hemsky to a three-year contract. The St. Louis Blues signed center Paul Stastny on July 1, while the Anaheim Ducks traded for center Ryan Kesler prior to the opening of free agency.

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Odds to Win 2015 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of August 5

Chicago Blackhawks 13/2
Los Angeles Kings 9/1
Boston Bruins 10/1
Anaheim Ducks 12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 12/1
St. Louis Blues 12/1
San Jose Sharks 14/1
Minnesota Wild 16/1
New York Rangers 16/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 16/1
Colorado Avalanche 18/1
Montreal Canadiens 18/1
Dallas Stars 20/1
Detroit Red Wings 22/1
Philadelphia Flyers 28/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 33/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 40/1
Vancouver Canucks 40/1
Washington Capitals 40/1
Edmonton Oilers 50/1
New Jersey Devils 50/1
Arizona Coyotes 66/1
Carolina Hurricanes 66/1
New York Islanders 66/1
Ottawa Senators 66/1
Winnipeg Jets 66/1
Buffalo Sabres 75/1
Calgary Flames 75/1
Florida Panthers 75/1
Nashville Predators 75/1

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The Los Angeles Kings have now won two championships in the past three seasons, but it's the Chicago Blackhawks who have opened as the favorites on the odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup at the sportsbooks - with the Kings sitting fourth on the futures list.

At Bovada the Blackhawks opened as the 15/2 favorites on the 2015 Stanley Cup odds, with the Boston Bruins next at 8/1 odds, the Pittsburgh Penguins third at 9/1 odds, and the Kings and the St. Louis Blues both pegged at 10/1 odds on those futures.

The Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks are both then at 14/1 on the odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup at Bovada, with each of the Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, and New York Rangers sitting at 18/1 odds to claim the NHL's title next spring.

The Rangers fell in five games to the Kings in the 2014 Stanley Cup final, while the Blackhawks lost in seven games to the Kings in the Western Conference final. New York knocked out the Montreal Canadiens in six games in the Eastern Conference final; the Habs are at 25/1 on the 2015 Stanley Cup odds at Bovada.

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Odds to Win 2015 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of June 15:

Chicago Blackhawks 15/2
Boston Bruins 8/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 9/1
Los Angeles Kings 10/1
St. Louis Blues 10/1
Anaheim Ducks 14/1
San Jose Sharks 14/1
Colorado Avalanche 18/1
Minnesota Wild 18/1
New York Rangers 18/1
Detroit Red Wings 22/1
Montreal Canadiens 25/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 25/1
Vancouver Canucks 25/1
Philadelphia Flyers 28/1
Dallas Stars 33/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 33/1
Washington Capitals 33/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 40/1
New Jersey Devils 40/1
Carolina Hurricanes 50/1
Edmonton Oilers 50/1
Ottawa Senators 50/1
Phoenix Coyotes 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 50/1
Calgary Flames 66/1
Florida Panthers 66/1
Nashville Predators 66/1
New York Islanders 66/1
Buffalo Sabres 75/1

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With their overtime victory over the defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night the Los Angeles Kings have advanced to this year's Stanley Cup final - where their opponent will be the New York Rangers. The Kings and Rangers will hit the ice at the Staples Center to get the Stanley Cup final underway on Wednesday, with the Kings set as the opening series favorites.

[ See the latest odds to win the Stanley Cup at the new OddsShark NHL futures page ]

Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup at 5Dimes as of June 1:

New York Rangers +140
Los Angeles Kings -160

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With a 2-1 lead in the Western final the Kings enter the week as the +160 favorites on the odds to win the Stanley Cup at the online sportsbooks, while previous favorite Chicago is now at +300 on those NHL futures as they try to battle back against Los Angeles in the days ahead. Here are the updated odds to win the Stanley Cup at Bovada as the NHL's postseason schedule continues this week.

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Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of May 25:

Los Angeles Kings +160
New York Rangers +200
Chicago Blackhawks +300
Montreal Canadiens +650

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Having punched their ticket to the third round of the NHL playoffs the Chicago Blackhawks have moved to the top of the updated odds to win the Stanley Cup at the sportsbooks - taking the spot of the Boston Bruins, who were bounced in the second round by the rival Montreal Canadiens.

Chicago is the new 7/4 leader on the Stanley Cup odds at Bovada, with Montreal next at 11/4, and the New York Rangers third at 7/2; the Rangers knocked the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the playoffs to advance to the third round. The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings are both at 11/2 on the Stanley Cup odds at Bovada as they fight for the final Western Conference final berth.

[ See the latest odds to win the Stanley Cup at the new OddsShark NHL futures page ]

Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of May 15:

Chicago Blackhawks 7/4
Montreal Canadiens 11/4
New York Rangers 7/2
Anaheim Ducks 11/2
Los Angeles Kings 11/2

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With the Stanley Cup playoffs entering the second round the Boston Bruins remain atop the NHL futures lists at the sportsbooks, followed by the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Bruins open the second round of NHL playoff betting action as the 5/2 favorites on the Stanley Cup odds at Bovada, with the Blackhawks next at 15/4, and the Penguins third on the list at 6/1. The Anaheim Ducks then follow those leaders at 13/2 on the updated odds to win the Stanley Cup, with the Los Angeles Kings at 7/1, the Montreal Canadiens at 8/1, the New York Rangers at 10/1, and the Minnesota Wild at 12/1.

[ See the latest odds to win the Stanley Cup at the new OddsShark NHL futures page ]

Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of May 1:

Boston Bruins 5/2
Chicago Blackhawks 15/4
Pittsburgh Penguins 6/1
Anaheim Ducks 13/2
Los Angeles Kings 7/1
Montreal Canadiens 8/1
New York Rangers 10/1
Minnesota Wild 12/1

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With the NHL playoffs set to get underway this week the Boston Bruins find themselves sitting as the favorites on the odds to win the Stanley Cup at the sportsbooks. At Bovada the Bruins are pegged as the 7/2 favorites on the Stanley Cup odds, with the St. Louis Blues next at 6/1, the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7/1, and the Chicago Blackhawks rounding out the top of the list at 8/1 odds.

The Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks are both then at 9/1 on the Stanley Cup odds at Bovada heading into the postseason, with the Los Angeles Kings at 10/1, the Colorado Avalanche at 14/1, and each of the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, and New York Rangers at 20/1.

The odds to win the Stanley Cup at Bovada then have the Tampa Bay Lightning at 25/1, with the Minnesota Wild at 40/1, and the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Dallas Stars the 50/1 longshots.

[ See the latest odds to win the Stanley Cup at the new OddsShark NHL futures page ]

Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of April 14:

Boston Bruins 7/2
St. Louis Blues 6/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 7/1
Chicago Blackhawks 8/1
Anaheim Ducks 9/1
San Jose Sharks 9/1
Los Angeles Kings 10/1
Colorado Avalanche 14/1
Detroit Red Wings 20/1
Montreal Canadiens 20/1
New York Rangers 20/1
Philadelphia Flyers 20/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 25/1
Minnesota Wild 40/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 50/1
Dallas Stars 50/1

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The St. Louis Blues remain at the top of the odds to win the Stanley Cup at the sportsbooks, ahead of the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, and San Jose Sharks. The Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings round out the top contenders on those updated NHL betting futures. Here's a look at the updated 2014 Stanley Cup odds at the sportsbooks.

Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of March 15:

St. Louis Blues 5/1
Boston Bruins 11/2
Chicago Blackhawks 6/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 13/2
San Jose Sharks 8/1
Anaheim Ducks 9/1
Los Angeles Kings 12/1
Colorado Avalanche 18/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 20/1
New York Rangers 25/1
Minnesota Wild 28/1
Montreal Canadiens 28/1
Philadelphia Flyers 28/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 28/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 40/1
Dallas Stars 40/1
Detroit Red Wings 40/1
Washington Capitals 50/1
Phoenix Coyotes 66/1
New Jersey Devils 75/1
Vancouver Canucks 75/1
Ottawa Senators 100/1
Winnipeg Jets 150/1
Carolina Hurricanes 300/1

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The Chicago Blackhawks have moved up to the top of the odds to win the Stanley Cup at the sportsbooks, with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the St. Louis Blues tied for second place on that list, and the San Jose Sharks and the Boston Bruins rounding out the top five teams on those latest NHL futures. Here's a look at the updated 2014 Stanley Cup odds at the sportsbooks.

Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of January 5:

Chicago Blackhawks 11/2
Pittsburgh Penguins 13/2
St. Louis Blues 13/2
San Jose Sharks 15/2
Boston Bruins 8/1
Anaheim Ducks 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 14/1
Colorado Avalanche 20/1
Montreal Canadiens 25/1
Philadelphia Flyers 25/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 25/1
Vancouver Canucks 25/1
Detroit Red Wings 28/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 28/1
Washington Capitals 28/1
New York Rangers 33/1
Carolina Hurricanes 40/1
Minnesota Wild 40/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
New Jersey Devils 50/1
Phoenix Coyotes 50/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 66/1
Dallas Stars 66/1
Nashville Predators 150/1
Winnipeg Jets 150/1
Florida Panthers 250/1
New York Islanders 250/1
Calgary Flames 500/1
Edmonton Oilers 500/1
Buffalo Sabres 1000/1

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The Pittsburgh Penguins remain the favorites on the odds to win the 2014 Stanley Cup at the sportsbooks with the NHL season in full swing, as they sit atop that list at 7/1. The Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues are next at 15/2, with the San Jose Sharks at 8/1, and the Boston Bruins at 9/1. Here's a look at the updated 2014 Stanley Cup odds at the sportsbooks.

Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of December 1:

Pittsburgh Penguins 7/1
Chicago Blackhawks 15/2
St. Louis Blues 15/2
San Jose Sharks 8/1
Boston Bruins 9/1
Anaheim Ducks 16/1
Los Angeles Kings 16/1
Colorado Avalanch 18/1
Detroit Red Wings 18/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 20/1
Montreal Canadiens 25/1
New York Rangers 25/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 25/1
Washington Capitals 25/1
Minnesota Wild 28/1
Philadelphia Flyers 33/1
Phoenix Coyotes 33/1
Vancouver Canucks 33/1
New Jersey Devils 40/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
Carolina Hurricanes 50/1
Dallas Stars 50/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 66/1
Nashville Predators 66/1
New York Islanders 75/1
Winnipeg Jets 100/1
Edmonton Oilers 200/1
Calgary Flames 300/1
Florida Panthers 300/1
Buffalo Sabres 500/1

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With the NHL's regular-season schedule now underway the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Chicago Blackhawks remain the top teams on the odds to win the Stanley Cup at the sportsbooks, with the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues tied for third.

The latest update has Pittsburgh at 6/1 on those NHL futures, with Chicago at 15/2, and both San Jose and St. Louis at 17/2. The Buffalo Sabres, meanwhile, are dead last on the list at 200/1, putting them just ahead of the 150/1 Florida Panthers. Here's a look at the updated 2014 Stanley Cup odds at the sportsbooks.

Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of October 15:

Pittsburgh Penguins 6/1
Chicago Blackhawks 15/2
San Jose Sharks 17/2
St. Louis Blues 17/2
Boston Bruins 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 14/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 14/1
Detroit Red Wings 16/1
Anaheim Ducks 20/1
Colorado Avalanche 20/1
Vancouver Canucks 20/1
Minnesota Wild 25/1
Montreal Canadiens 25/1
New York Islanders 28/1
New York Rangers 28/1
Ottawa Senators 28/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 33/1
Washington Capitals 33/1
Carolina Hurricanes 40/1
Edmonton Oilers 40/1
Philadelphia Flyers 40/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 50/1
Dallas Stars 50/1
Phoenix Coyotes 50/1
Nashville Predators 66/1
New Jersey Devils 66/1
Winnipeg Jets 66/1
Calgary Flames 75/1
Florida Panthers 150/1
Buffalo Sabres 200/1

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The Pittsburgh Penguins stumbled in the playoffs this spring, but that hasn't stopped the sportsbooks from opening them as the favorites on the odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2014. The champion Chicago Blackhawks, meanwhile, are second on the NHL futures list heading into the offseason.

Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of June 25:

Pittsburgh Penguins 13/2
Chicago Blackhawks 15/2
Boston Bruins 9/1
St. Louis Blues 12/1
Los Angeles Kings 14/1
Vancouver Canucks 14/1
Detroit Red Wings 16/1
New York Rangers 16/1
San Jose Sharks 16/1
Anaheim Ducks 20/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 25/1
Washington Capitals 25/1
Montreal Canadiens 28/1
Carolina Hurricanes 33/1
Edmonton Oilers 33/1
Minnesota Wild 33/1
New York Islanders 33/1
Ottawa Senators 33/1
Philadelphia Flyers 33/1
Colorado Avalanche 40/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 40/1
Nashville Predators 40/1
New Jersey Devils 40/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 40/1
Winnipeg Jets 40/1
Buffalo Sabres 50/1
Calgary Flames 50/1
Dallas Stars 50/1
Phoenix Coyotes 50/1
Florida Panthers 100/1

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With the third round of the NHL playoffs underway the Pittsburgh Penguins are just ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks on the odds to win the Stanley Cup, with the Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins rounding out those NHL futures.

Here's a look at the updated Stanley Cup betting lines. Check out the daily NHL game odds as well here at OddsShark.com, whether you are looking for moneyline, puckline or over under wagers.

Odds to Win 2013 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of May 30:

Pittsburgh Penguins 3/2
Chicago Blackhawks 12/5
Los Angeles Kings 10/3
Boston Bruins 9/2

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With the NHL playoffs getting underway the Pittsburgh Penguins are just ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks on the odds to win the Stanley Cup at the sportsbooks. The Boston Bruins sit third on those NHL futures. Here's a look at the Stanley Cup odds as the NHL's postseason begins.

Odds to Win 2013 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of April 29:

Pittsburgh Penguins 7/2
Chicago Blackhawks 15/4
Boston Bruins 17/2
Anaheim Ducks 12/1
Montreal Canadiens 12/1
Los Angeles Kings 14/1
St. Louis Blues 14/1
Vancouver Canucks 14/1
San Jose Sharks 16/1
Washington Capitals 16/1
New York Rangers 18/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 20/1
Minnesota Wild 22/1
Detroit Red Wings 28/1
Ottawa Senators 28/1
New York Islanders 40/1

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With an agreement in place to end the NHL lockout it's the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers who will begin the 2013 campaign as the co-favorites to win the Stanley Cup at the sportsbooks. Here's a rundown of the latest NHL futures, from the Rangers and Pens through the Blue Jackets.

Odds to Win 2013 Stanley Cup at TopBet as of January 5:

New York Rangers +600
Pittsburgh Penguins +600
Los Angeles Kings +800
Vancouver Canucks +1,200
Boston Bruins +1,500
Chicago Blackhawks +1,500
Minnesota Wild +1,500
Philadelphia Flyers +1,500
St Louis Blues +1,500
Detroit Red Wings +1,800
Carolina Hurricanes +2,000
San Jose Sharks +2,000
Buffalo Sabres +2,200
Washington Capitals +2,200
Nashville Predators +3,000
New Jersey Devils +3,000
Edmonton Oilers +3,500
Florida Panthers +3,500
Tampa Bay Lightning +3,500
Ottawa Senators +4,000
Phoenix Coyotes +4,000
Anaheim Ducks +5,000
Dallas Stars +5,000
Toronto Maple Leafs +5,000
Colorado Avalanche +6,000
Montreal Canadiens +6,000
Calgary Flames +7,500
New York Islanders +7,500
Winnipeg Jets +7,500
Columbus Blue Jackets +20,000

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers are the current favorites at the online sportsbooks to win the 2013 Stanley Cup, although the season is in jeopardy due to the current league lockout. Here's a full rundown of the odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2013, from the favorites to the longshots.

Odds to Win 2013 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of November 20:

Pittsburgh Penguins 8/1
New York Rangers 9/1
Vancouver Canucks 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 12/1
Philadelphia Flyers 13/1
Chicago Blackhawks 14/1
Detroit Red Wings 15/1
Boston Bruins 16/1
St. Louis Blues 16/1
Minnesota Wild 18/1
San Jose Sharks 20/1
Carolina Hurricanes 22/1
Buffalo Sabres 25/1
Nashville Predators 25/1
Washington Capitals 25/1
New Jersey Devils 28/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 28/1
Edmonton Oilers 30/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 35/1
Anaheim Ducks 40/1
Colorado Avalanche 40/1
Florida Panthers 40/1
Montreal Canadiens 40/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
Phoenix Coyotes 40/1
Calgary Flames 50/1
Dallas Stars 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 60/1
New York Islanders 75/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 150/1

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The New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins are the current favorites at the online sportsbooks to win the 2013 Stanley Cup. Here's a full rundown of the odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2013, from the favored Rangers, Penguins, Canucks, and Kings down through the longshot Blue Jackets.

Odds to Win 2013 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of August 20:

New York Rangers 8/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 8/1
Vancouver Canucks 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 12/1
Philadelphia Flyers 13/1
Chicago Blackhawks 14/1
Detroit Red Wings 15/1
Boston Bruins 16/1
St. Louis Blues 16/1
Minnesota Wild 18/1
San Jose Sharks 20/1
Carolina Hurricanes 22/1
Buffalo Sabres 25/1
Nashville Predators 25/1
Washington Capitals 25/1
New Jersey Devils 28/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 28/1
Edmonton Oilers 30/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 35/1
Anaheim Ducks 40/1
Colorado Avalanche 40/1
Florida Panthers 40/1
Montreal Canadiens 40/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
Phoenix Coyotes 40/1
Calgary Flames 50/1
Dallas Stars 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 60/1
New York Islanders 75/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 150/1

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The Pittsburgh Penguins sit ahead of the Los Angeles Kings among others at the online sportsbooks to win the 2013 Stanley Cup. Here's a full rundown of the odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2013, from the favored Penguins, Kings, Red Wings, and Canucks down through the longshot Islanders.

Odds to Win 2013 Stanley Cup at TopBet as of July 3:

Pittsburgh Penguins +500
Detroit Red Wings +1,000
Vancouver Canucks +1,000
Los Angeles Kings +1,000
New York Rangers +1,000
Chicago Blackhawks +1,000
St Louis Blues +1,000
Philadelphia Flyers +1,000
Nashville Predators +1,500
Boston Bruins +1,500
Anaheim Ducks +2,000
Buffalo Sabres +2,000
Tampa Bay Lightning +2,000
Washington Capitals +2,500
San Jose Sharks +2,500
New Jersey Devils +3,000
Phoenix Coyotes +4,000
Florida Panthers +4,000
Ottawa Senators +4,000
Winnipeg Jets +4,000
Montreal Canadiens +5,000
Dallas Stars +5,000
Toronto Maple Leafs +6,000
Colorado Avalanche +6,000
Edmonton Oilers +6,000
Calgary Flames +10,000
Carolina Hurricanes +10,000
Minnesota Wild +10,000
Columbus Blue Jackets +10,000
New York Islanders +10,000

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The Pittsburgh Penguins sit ahead of the Los Angeles Kings at the online sportsbooks to win the 2013 Stanley Cup. Here's a full rundown of the odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2013, from the favored Penguins, Kings, Blues, and Canucks down through the longshot Blue Jackets, Wild, and Islanders.

Odds to Win 2013 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of June 12:

Pittsburgh Penguins 7/1
Los Angeles Kings 11/1
St. Louis Blues 12/1
Vancouver Canucks 12/1
Chicago Blackhawks 12/1
Detroit Red Wings 12/1
New York Rangers 12/1
Philadelphia Flyers 14/1
Boston Bruins 14/1
Nashville Predators 18/1
San Jose Sharks 22/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 25/1
Washington Capitals 25/1
Anaheim Ducks 25/1
Buffalo Sabres 25/1
New Jersey Devils 30/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 35/1
Florida Panthers 35/1
Colorado Avalanche 40/1
Dallas Stars 40/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
Phoenix Coyotes 40/1
Winnipeg Jets 40/1
Calgary Flames 50/1
Carolina Hurricanes 50/1
Edmonton Oilers 60/1
Montreal Canadiens 60/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 75/1
Minnesota Wild 75/1
New York Islanders 75/1

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The Los Angeles Kings are favored over the New Jersey Devils at the online sportsbooks to win the 2012 Stanley Cup, with those two teams the last ones standing in the NHL playoffs. Here's a full rundown of the odds for both the Kings and the Devils to skate away with the title this season.

Odds to Win 2012 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of May 28:

Los Angeles Kings -170
New Jersey Devils +150

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The St. Louis Blues are the current favorites at the online sportsbooks to win the 2012 Stanley Cup. Here's a full rundown of the listed NHL odds to win the 2012 Stanley Cup, from the favored Blues, Flyers, and Predators down through the teams on the edge of contention in the playoffs.

Odds to Win 2012 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of April 22:

St. Louis Blues 4/1
Philadelphia Flyers 5/1
Nashville Predators 11/2
Los Angeles Kings 6/1
Boston Bruins 8/1
New York Rangers 10/1
Ottawa Senators 15/1
Phoenix Coyotes 16/1
Chicago Blackhawks 18/1
Washington Capitals 20/1
Florida Panthers 22/1
New Jersey Devils 25/1

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The Vancouver Canucks are the current favorites at the online sportsbooks to win the 2012 Stanley Cup. Here's a full rundown of the listed NHL odds to win the 2012 Stanley Cup, from the favored Canucks, Rangers, Red Wings, and Bruins down through the longshots to claim the title.

Odds to Win 2012 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of March 6:

Vancouver Canucks 5/1
New York Rangers 6/1
Detroit Red Wings 13/2
Boston Bruins 8/1
St. Louis Blues 17/2
Pittsburgh Penguins 9/1
Philadelphia Flyers 14/1
Chicago Blackhawks 18/1
Nashville Predators 18/1
San Jose Sharks 18/1
New Jersey Devils 28/1
Los Angeles Kings 35/1
Ottawa Senators 35/1
Phoenix Coyotes 35/1
Washington Capitals 35/1
Florida Panthers 40/1
Buffalo Sabres 50/1
Dallas Stars 50/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 50/1
Colorado Avalanche 60/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 60/1
Anaheim Ducks 75/1
Calgary Flames 75/1
Minnesota Wild 100/1
New York Islanders 200/1
Carolina Hurricanes 300/1
Montreal Canadiens 300/1

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Coming off a blazing-hot month of December, the Boston Bruins are atop the Stanley Cup futures lists at the online sportsbooks as they look to repeat as champions this spring.

The Bruins sit as the 13/2 favorites at Bovada to win the Stanley Cup entering the month of January, which puts them just ahead of the 15/2 Pittsburgh Penguins on that futures list. The Vancouver Canucks now trail in third place at 8/1 on the Cup odds.

The Chicago Blackhawks are then next at Bovada at 9/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup this season, with the Philadelphia Flyers at 10/1, and the New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks each at 12/1. The Detroit Red Wings lurk just behind the leaders at 13/1 odds.

Odds to Win 2012 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of January 1:

Boston Bruins 13/2
Pittsburgh Penguins 15/2
Vancouver Canucks 8/1
Chicago Blackhawks 9/1
Philadelphia Flyers 10/1
New York Rangers 12/1
San Jose Sharks 12/1
Detroit Red Wings 13/1
Washington Capitals 16/1
Los Angeles Kings 20/1
St. Louis Blues 20/1
Florida Panthers 25/1
Minnesota Wild 25/1
Nashville Predators 30/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 30/1
Buffalo Sabres 35/1
Dallas Stars 35/1
New Jersey Devils 40/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 40/1
Montreal Canadiens 50/1
Phoenix Coyotes 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 50/1
Edmonton Oilers 60/1
Calgary Flames 65/1
Colorado Avalanche 65/1
Ottawa Senators 65/1
Anaheim Ducks 200/1
Carolina Hurricanes 250/1
New York Islanders 300/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 500/1

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The Vancouver Canucks have fallen behind two other teams on the Stanley Cup futures list as the 2011/12 NHL season turns one month old.

The Canucks, at 9/1 odd to win the championship next spring, now find themselves behind both the Pittsburgh Penguins (13/2) and the Washington Capitals (7/1) on that futures list at Bovada.

The Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, and San Jose Sharks are all then at 10/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup, with the Detroit Red Wings and Los Angeles Kings at 12/1. The defending-champion Boston Bruins have fallen to 14/1 odds to repeat their title run.

Odds to Win 2012 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of November 1:

Pittsburgh Penguins 13/2
Washington Capitals 7/1
Vancouver Canucks 9/1
Chicago Blackhawks 10/1
Philadelphia Flyers 10/1
San Jose Sharks 10/1
Detroit Red Wings 12/1
Los Angeles Kings 12/1
Boston Bruins 14/1
Buffalo Sabres 14/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 18/1
Anaheim Ducks 30/1
Montreal Canadiens 30/1
New York Rangers 30/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 30/1
Dallas Stars 35/1
Edmonton Oilers 35/1
Nashville Predators 35/1
New Jersey Devils 35/1
Colorado Avalanche 40/1
St. Louis Blues 40/1
Calgary Flames 50/1
Carolina Hurricanes 55/1
Florida Panthers 60/1
Minnesota Wild 60/1
Phoenix Coyotes 60/1
New York Islanders 75/1
Ottawa Senators 100/1
Winnipeg Jets 100/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 200/1

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The Vancouver Canucks are the Stanley Cup betting co-favorites at the sportsbooks as NHL training camps get set to begin.

The Canucks at 7/1 odds are tied with the Washington Capitals, with the defending-champion Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins both at 10/1 on that board.

The Philadelphia Flyers and the San Jose Sharks then sit at 11/1 odds to claim the Cup . . .

Odds to Win 2012 Stanley Cup at Bovada as of September 10:

Vancouver Canucks 7/1
Washington Capitals 7/1
Boston Bruins 10/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 10/1
Philadelphia Flyers 11/1
San Jose Sharks 11/1
Chicago Blackhawks 12/1
Detroit Red Wings 12/1
Los Angeles Kings 14/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 16/1
Buffalo Sabres 18/1
Anaheim Ducks 25/1
Montreal Canadiens 25/1
Nashville Predators 28/1
New Jersey Devils 30/1
New York Rangers 30/1
Phoenix Coyotes 35/1
Calgary Flames 40/1
Dallas Stars 40/1
Carolina Hurricanes 45/1
St. Louis Blues 50/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 60/1
Colorado Avalanche 65/1
Edmonton Oilers 65/1
Minnesota Wild 70/1
Ottawa Senators 70/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 75/1
Florida Panthers 75/1
New York Islanders 80/1

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We're down to four teams in the hunt for the Stanley Cup, which has improved the Vancouver Canucks' odds of finally winning their first championship.

Vancouver has been the Cup favorite since the puck dropped on the postseason, and after taking care of Nashville in six games in the second round they're now listed at 17/10 at Bovada. A big reason for the Canucks' defeat of the Predators was the play of Ryan Kesler - he leads the Canucks with 15 points in the postseason, 11 of which (five goals, six assists) came versus Nashville. If the Canucks finally do win the Cup look for Kesler to get consideration for the Conn Smythe Trophy.

In the Eastern Conference the Cup favorites are the Boston Bruins; at Bovada they're currently listed at 5/2 on the Stanley Cup futures. Boston got some revenge on the Flyers in the second round, sweeping Philly in four straight games. It didn't come without some cost though, as Patrice Bergeron suffered a concussion and is expected to miss the series opener versus Tampa Bay this weekend. Bergeron could be a big loss for Boston, because not only does he lead the Bruins in playoff scoring with 12 points but he's also one of Boston's best faceoff men.

Next in line on the Cup futures is San Jose at 3/1. The Sharks nearly blew a 3-0 lead on Detroit in the second round before escaping with a win in Game 7. The Sharks are back in the conference final for the second straight year; last season they didn't win a single game in the round, getting swept by the Blackhawks. San Jose was 1-3 versus the Canucks this season so Sharks fans may need to be ready for another disappointing end to the season.

The underdogs on the Cup odds at Bovada are the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7/2. Tampa Bay has been the underdog in both of its series so far but upset Pittsburgh and Washington, which included a surprising four-game sweep of the Capitals. The Lightning's MVP so far has been goalie Dwayne Roloson, who has the best goals-against average and save percentage among starting goalies in the playoffs. Also worth noting is that the Lightning have four players in the Top 11 in playoff scoring, led by Martin St. Louis with 13 points in 11 games.

Odds to Win Stanley Cup at Bovada as of May 13:

Vancouver 17/10
Boston 5/2
San Jose 3/1
Tampa Bay 7/2

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After surviving a grueling battle with the Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round the Vancouver Canucks remain the favorite to hoist the Stanley Cup at Sportsbook.ag.

Vancouver started the postseason soaring with three straight wins over the Blackhawks to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. The Canucks came back down to earth quickly though, losing the next three and igniting a goaltending controversy between Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider. Luongo regained any trust he'd lost by backstopping Vancouver to a 2-1 OT win in Game 7.

Despite their difficulty in dispatching the Hawks, Vancouver has actually seen their odds improve at Sportsbook.ag. The Canucks began the postseason at +300 and currently sit at +250.

Following the Canucks on the Sportsbook.ag odds list are San Jose and Washington, both at +400. The Sharks got past Los Angeles in the opening round behind a solid series from Ryane Clowe, Patrick Marleau, and Logan Couture. It wasn't all smooth sailing for the Sharks, though. Antti Niemi struggled mightily at times versus the Kings with a 3.99 GAA in the series. He'll need to be much better than that for the Sharks to continue their playoff run.

The Capitals needed only five games to eliminate the Rangers in the opening round. Alex Ovechkin led the Caps with six points while Mike Green appears to be back to his old self, registering five points. Maybe more importantly, netminder Michal Neuvirth was a rock in nets with a 1.38 GAA. If Neuvirth can keep it up this could finally be Washington's year.

Rounding out the Top 5 on the Stanley Cup futures are Detroit at +450 and Boston at +500. The Red Wings swept the Coyotes in the opening round, which is just what they needed to get their injured players healthy. Henrik Zetterberg (knee) and Johan Franzen (ankle) are both banged up, and if they miss any of the second round it could be the difference between Detroit bowing out or moving on.

Odds to Win Stanley Cup at Sportsbook.ag as of April 28:

Vancouver +250
San Jose +400
Washington +400
Detroit +450
Boston +500
Tampa Bay +700
Philadelphia +700
Nashville +1500

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Start growing those playoff beards: The NHL playoffs have begun, and the Vancouver Canucks are the favorite on the Stanley Cup futures to hoist the Cup.

At Sportsbook.ag  the Canucks began the postseason as a +300 Cup favorite. To win their first Cup in franchise history the Canucks will first have to get through the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round. Led by the Sedin twins, Henrik and Daniel, the Canucks posted the best record in the NHL this season.

Vancouver has even more scoring punch behind the Sedins from gritty forwards Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows, and arguably the deepest blue line in the league fronted by Alex Edler, Christian Ehrhoff, and Kevin Bieksa. And we haven't even mentioned Roberto Luongo in nets. The only thing dogging the Canucks is a lousy playoff history that has seen them fail to get beyond the second round since their run to the Cup final back in 1994.

And what about the Canucks' first-round opponents, the Blackhawks? Some thought Chicago had the makings of a potential dynasty after last year's long-awaited Cup win, but after the salary cap forced them to blow up their roster they nearly missed the playoffs. Even after the offseason turnover the Blackhawks still have plenty of talent, led by Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane up front and Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook on the blue line. Chicago is at +1500 to repeat at Sportsbook.ag but could easily be one and done versus Vancouver.

Behind Vancouver on the Sportsbook.ag futures list is a logjam of three teams - Detroit, San Jose, Washington - all at +600. The Red Wings will start the postseason without Henrik Zetterberg against the Phoenix Coyotes, so they'll need Pavel Datsyuk and playoff wonder Johan Franzen to step up to fill the void.

San Jose has a history of choking in the playoffs and returns with much the same lineup that bowed out in the conference final a year ago. Could the arrival of former Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi finally take them the next step in the postseason?

The Capitals rather quietly finished the season with the best record in the Eastern Conference. We say quietly because, after adopting a more defensive style, their goal numbers were way down this season. Alexander Ovechkin scored a career-low 32 goals, but the Capitals' new style of play is supposed to be better suited for a long playoff run. Washington was bounced in the first round last season as the No. 1 seed and they can't afford another playoff upset when they meet up with the Rangers.

Odds to Win the Stanley Cup at Sportsbook.ag as of April 13:

Vancouver  +300
Detroit +600
San Jose +600
Washington +600
Philadelphia +800
Boston +900
Pittsburgh +1200
Chicago +1500
Tampa Bay +1500
Anaheim +1500
Los Angeles +2500
Nashville +2500
Buffalo +2500
Montreal +3000
NY Rangers +3000
Phoenix +3000