The Pittsburgh Penguins collected 14 points in their first 10 games of the season despite the absence of some star players; that’s impressed the sportsbooks enough to put them tied atop the Stanley Cup futures list with the Washington Capitals right now.Continue reading »
The sportsbooks have spoken, and it’s the Vancouver Canucks that they have atop their Stanley Cup odds board heading into the start of the NHL’s regular-season schedule.
The Canucks open the 2011/12 NHL season as the 7/1 favorite at the Bodog Sportsbook to take that one last step and win the Stanley Cup this time around – they were knocked off in the finals by the Boston Bruins last season.Continue reading »
Boston is the Stanley Cup winner, but they are the loser on one set of Stanley Cup odds.
Oddsmakers set the Canucks as 5/1 early favorites to win next season’s NHL championship, just hours after they lost on home ice to the Bruins in Game 7.
"It underscores that Vancouver has a younger team and probably would have won if not for so many injuries on their blueline," said Jack Randall, hockey handicapper at OddsShark.com.Continue reading »
Last night, the Dallas Mavericks went to Miami up 3-2 in their NBA series and got the job done to clinch their first title.
Vancouver tries to mimic that success as they head to Boston for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final.
But before you go slamming your money down on the Canucks, a few facts to consider: Vancouver has won in Boston just twice since 1997 and they were hammered 12-1 total in Game 3 & 4 in this series.Continue reading »
The Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver in 1996 and won the Stanley Cup in their first year in Colorado.
Online sportsbooks don’t expect that to happen again as the NHL relocates the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg.
The odds of that happening, according to Bodog, is 80/1 (as they became the first shop to post odds on the subject).Continue reading »