Canadiens Making a Move on Stanley Cup Betting Odds

We are only two weeks into the NHL season and the oddsmakers at Bodog are already tinkering with their Stanley Cup odds. The defending champion Chicago Blackhawks started the season as +650 favorites to reclaim Lord Stanley’s mug, but their reign atop the odds alone didn’t last long.

The Blackhawks have already dropped from +650 Cup favorites to +900, and they share those odds with Tampa Bay, Anaheim and Montreal.

Chicago has seen their odds drop following a 3-3 start to the season. Oddly enough, Anaheim’s odds remain the same as they were on opening night despite a horrible start to the season. The Ducks finally recorded their first win of the season last Sunday night after defeating Minnesota. In their first four games the Ducks were shut out three times.

Montreal began the season at +1800 and has climbed the odds list quickly after starting the season 6-0. The Canadiens are outscoring their opponents 20-7 so far. In five starts Carey Price has allowed only six goals and is already showing Vezina-winning form.

The Los Angeles Kings are also on the move on the updated Stanley Cup futures. The Kings were expected to bounce back from a disappointing year and began the season at +1100 to bring the Cup back to the Sunshine State.

But the Kings started the season with three straight losses in which they were outscored 12-2. They posted back-to-back wins in their next two games so if you think the Kings are bound for glory again this season now could be a good time to place a bet.

The next Canadian teams to show up on the odds list after Montreal are Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg, all at +2800. Ottawa checks in at +3300 after a solid start. The Oilers have dropped to +6600 after struggling out of the gate, while Toronto remains near the bottom of the Stanley Cup futures at +10000.

Odds to Win Stanley Cup at Bodog

Chicago Blackhawks +900
Tampa Bay Lightning +900
Anaheim Ducks +900
Montreal Canadiens +900
New York Rangers +1200
Minnesota Wild +1200
St. Louis Blues +1400
Pittsburgh Penguins +1600
Washington Capitals +1600
Los Angeles Kings +1800
Nashville Predators +1800
New York Islanders +2000
San Jose Sharks +2200
Detroit Red Wings +2200
Vancouver Canucks +2800
Calgary Flames +2800
Winnipeg Jets +2800
Columbus Blue Jackets +3300
Boston Bruins +3300
Dallas Stars +3300
Ottawa Senators +3300
Florida Panthers +5000
Philadelphia Flyers +5000
Colorado Avalanche +6600
Edmonton Oilers +6600
Arizona Coyotes +6600
New Jersey Devils +10000
Toronto Maple Leafs +10000
Buffalo Sabres +15000
Carolina Hurricanes +20000