Blackhawks hit training camp as Cup favorites

With NHL training camps underway and the start of the regular season fast approaching the defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks have taken over sole possession of top spot on the odds to win the Stanley Cup.

The Pittsburgh Penguins sat as the 13/2 favorites ahead of the 15/2 Blackhawks on the Stanley Cup odds at Bodog earlier in the summer, but Chicago is now at 6/1 on that list, with Pittsburgh a step behind them at 15/2 on the updated futures.

The Boston Bruins are then pegged as the 10/1 third-favorites on the odds to win the Stanley Cup, with the Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues both sitting at 12/1, and the Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks rounding out the top tier of contenders at 16/1.

The San Jose Sharks head into the NHL season at 18/1 at Bodog on the Stanley Cup futures, putting them ahead of the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers – who both hold down 20/1 odds right now. The Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, and Philadelphia Flyers all sit at 22/1.

The Toronto Maple Leafs, who finally returned to the playoffs last season, are tied with Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals at 25/1 on the odds to win the Stanley Cup, with the Montreal Canadiens at 28/1, the New York Islanders at 33/1, and each of the Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Dallas Stars at 40/1.

The New Jersey Devils will feature a goaltending tandem of Martin Brodeur and Cory Schneider this season, and they’re sitting with the Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Winnipeg Jets at 50/1 on the Stanley Cup odds at Bodog.

The Phoenix Coyotes, who will remain in the desert for the foreseeable future, are then at 66/1, with the the Buffalo Sabres and Calgary Flames at 100/1, and the Florida Panthers rounding out the NHL futures list at the sportsbook at 150/1.

Odds to Win 2014 Stanley Cup at Bodog

Chicago Blackhawks 6/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 15/2
Boston Bruins 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 12/1
St. Louis Blues 12/1
Detroit Red Wings 16/1
Vancouver Canucks 16/1
San Jose Sharks 18/1
Minnesota Wild 20/1
New York Rangers 20/1
Anaheim Ducks 22/1
Edmonton Oilers 22/1
Ottawa Senators 22/1
Philadelphia Flyers 22/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 25/1
Washington Capitals 25/1
Montreal Canadiens 28/1
New York Islanders 33/1
Carolina Hurricanes 40/1
Colorado Avalanche 40/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 40/1
Dallas Stars 40/1
Nashville Predators 50/1
New Jersey Devils 50/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 50/1
Phoenix Coyotes 66/1
Buffalo Sabres 100/1
Calgary Flames 100/1
Florida Panthers 150/1