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).
Bodog has the Winnipeg team as an 80/1 Stanley Cup longshot. However, on the ‘will the team be named the Jets’ question, it’s the favorite position at -160.
Can they win the Eastern Conference? Will they win the Southeast Division? These questions and others are posed by bodog oddsmakers and you can wager on all the outcomes.
Winnipeg NHL Odds courtesy of Bodog :
Will the Winnipeg based NHL team win the 2011-2012 Stanley Cup?
Will the Winnipeg based NHL team win the 2011-2012 Eastern Conference?
Will the Winnipeg based NHL team win the 2011-2012 Southeast Conference?
How many points will the Winnipeg based NHL team during the 2011-2012 Regular Season?
Will the Winnipeg based NHL team be called the Jets?
Will the Winnipeg based NHL team sell 13000 season tickets by June 21st 2011?
Will Teemu Selanne sign a contact with the Winnipeg based NHL team by July 31st 2011