Blackhawks make moves, still lead Stanley Cup odds

The champion Chicago Blackhawks have been forced to make some changes to their Cup-winning roster so far this summer, but that hasn’t kept them from holding onto their spot atop the NHL betting futures at online sportsbook Bodog.

The Blackhawks have dealt away forwards Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp so far this summer, getting forward Artem Anisimov and defenseman Trevor Daley as the principal return in those trades. Chicago opened at 7/1 to win the 2016 Stanley Cup at Bodog, and they’ve now actually improved to 6/1 on those futures.

That has Chicago ahead of three teams tied as the second-favorites on the odds to win the 2016 Stanley Cup, with each of the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, and Tampa Bay Lightning set at 10/1 on the betting lines. The Lightning fell to the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup final in the spring.

The New York Rangers are then deadlocked with the Pittsburgh Penguins at 12/1 on the Stanley Cup odds for 2016, with Pittsburgh making perhaps the biggest splash so far this summer with their trade for star forward Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs, with their leading scorer gone, are well back at 75/1 on those Bodog futures.

The Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, and St. Louis Blues are all at 16/1 on the 2016 Stanley Cup odds at the sportsbook, with the Blues having dealt forward T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals this summer for forward Troy Brouwer. The Capitals are a step back at 18/1 on the list.

The Boston Bruins, also active on the trade market this offseason with forwards Milan Lucic and Reilly Smith and defenseman Dougie Hamilton shipped out of town, are tied with the rival Montreal Canadiens at 20/1 on the Cup odds, with the New York Islanders at 22/1, and the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets both at 25/1.

The Winnipeg Jets are the second Canadian club on the futures at 28/1, with the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers both at 33/1, and the Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks both at 40/1.

Odds to Win the 2016 Stanley Cup @ Bodog

Chicago Blackhawks 6/1
Anaheim Ducks 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 10/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 10/1
New York Rangers 12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 12/1
Minnesota Wild 16/1
Nashville Predators 16/1
St. Louis Blues 16/1
Washington Capitals 18/1
Boston Bruins 20/1
Montreal Canadiens 20/1
New York Islanders 22/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 25/1
Dallas Stars 25/1
Detroit Red Wings 28/1
Winnipeg Jets 28/1
Calgary Flames 33/1
Edmonton Oilers 33/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
San Jose Sharks 40/1
Vancouver Canucks 40/1
Colorado Avalanche 66/1
Florida Panthers 66/1
New Jersey Devils 75/1
Philadelphia Flyers 75/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 75/1
Arizona Coyotes 100/1
Buffalo Sabres 100/1
Carolina Hurricanes 100/1