Stanley Cup Futures: Oilers and Flames Rise on Odds

It’s quite something what a six-game winning streak can do for a team’s position on the Stanley Cup futures. Two Canadian clubs reeled off six wins in a row to start the month of December and it gave them both quite a boost on the futures at Bodog.

The oddsmakers at Bodog had all but written off the Edmonton Oilers, who only a week ago were +20000 longshots on the Stanley Cup futures. A six-game winning streak later and the Oilers have soared up the odds to +4000. Edmonton didn’t just beat scrub teams either, with wins over Dallas, Boston, San Jose and the Rangers.

The Calgary Flames have also won six straight and have gone from +6600 on the Stanley Cup odds to their current position at +4000. During the streak Johnny Gaudreau has been on fire with seven goals and 11 points in those six games.

The Oilers and Flames may be on the rise but the top Canadian team on the Cup futures is still the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs are listed at +1200 for the second week in a row, which puts them tied for fifth overall with the Rangers and behind Washington (+700), Dallas (+700), Los Angeles (+800) and Chicago (+900).

After Montreal the top Canadian team on the odds list is Ottawa at +3300. Vancouver is up slightly at +4000, while Winnipeg is holding steady at +5000. As usual Toronto remains near the bottom of the list at +15000.

One team that sank like a stone and can probably put away the Stanley Cup parade plans for another year are the Columbus Blue Jackets. Columbus lost goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to injury and sits dead last in the NHL with 25 points. It’s no wonder they dropped from +5000 to +15000 on the Stanley Cup odds.

Odds to Win Stanley Cup at Bodog

Washington Capitals +700
Dallas Stars +700
Los Angeles Kings +800
Chicago Blackhawks +900
New York Rangers +1200
Montreal Canadiens +1200
Anaheim Ducks +1600
Minnesota Wild +1600
St. Louis Blues +1600
Tampa Bay Lightning +1800
Detroit Red Wings +1800
Pittsburgh Penguins +2200
New York Islanders +2500
Nashville Predators +2500
Boston Bruins +3300
Ottawa Senators +3300
San Jose Sharks +3300
Vancouver Canucks +4000
Calgary Flames +4000
Edmonton Oilers +4000
Winnipeg Jets +5000
Florida Panthers +5000
Arizona Coyotes +5000
Philadelphia Flyers +7500
New Jersey Devils +7500
Colorado Avalanche +7500
Columbus Blue Jackets +15000
Buffalo Sabres +15000
Toronto Maple Leafs +15000
Carolina Hurricanes +25000