Penguins, Rangers atop Stanley Cup odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers are tied atop the Stanley Cup futures list at the sportsbooks as hockey fans cross their fingers that the league and its players will avoid another lockout.

The Pens and Rangers are both pegged at 8/1 on the odds to win the Stanley Cup at Bodog, which puts them just ahead of the 10/1 Vancouver Canucks and the 12/1 Los Angeles Kings – who are the defending Cup champions.

The Philadelphia Flyers (13/1), Chicago Blackhawks (14/1), and Detroit Red Wings (15/1) are also high on the Cup odds list, with the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues each pegged at 16/1 odds.

The Minnesota Wild, who went on a spending spree over the summer and signed free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, are now up to 18/1 on those Stanley Cup odds at Bodog. The San Jose Sharks round out the top tier of contenders right now at 20/1 odds.

Odds to Win 2013 Stanley Cup courtesy of Bodog:

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