Odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup following free agent frenzy

by Jul 3, 10:21 AM
Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

This year's edition of free agent frenzy was in fact, crazy. Many expected the normal flurry of moves, but it was non-stop from 12 p.m. ET through 6 p.m. ET. 

July 1 started with a bang, as the Ottawa Senators and Dallas Stars hooked up on a deal sending Jason Spezza to Dallas. When free agency opened, the Oilers spent big money on Mark Fayne and Benoit Pouliot, the Blues brought in Paul Stastny, the Capitals gave out huge contracts to Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen, Brad Richards went to Chicago and Jarome Iginla signed for three years in Colorado.

All-in-all, teams spent over $500 million on players on Day 1.

Who's odds changed the most? Oddly enough, the Blues odds didn't change from their original 12/1 odds after bringing in Paul Stastny. The Stars moved from 33/1 to 20/1 due to the Spezza deal, and the Caps moved from 33/1 to 40/1 even after spending to improve the defense.

Related: A 2-sentence analysis of every signing made during July 1st's free-agent frenzy

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Here are the updated odds via Bovada.

TeamOdds June 15Odds July 1Odds July 3
Chicago Blackhawks15/27/17/1
Boston Bruins8/117/29/1
Pittsburgh Penguins9/110/112/1
Los Angeles Kings10/19/19/1
St. Louis Blues10/112/112/1
Anaheim Ducks14/112/112/1
San Jose Sharks14/114/114/1
Colorado Avalanche18/118/118/1
Minnesota Wild18/118/118/1
New York Rangers18/116/116/1
Detroit Red Wings22/122/120/1
Montreal Canadiens25/120/120/1
Tampa Bay Lightning25/125/120/1
Vancouver Canucks25/125/128/1
Philadelphia Flyers28/128/128/1
Toronto Maple Leafs33/133/133/1
Dallas Stars33/133/120/1
Washington Capitals33/133/140/1
Columbus Blue Jackets40/140/133/1
New Jersey Devils40/140/150/1
Carolina Hurricanes50/166/166/1
Edmonton Oilers50/150/150/1
Ottawa Senators50/150/150/1
Arizona Coyotes50/150/150/1
Winnipeg Jets50/150/150/1
Calgary Flames66/166/175/1
Florida Panthers66/175/175/1
Nashville Predators66/175/166/1
New York Islanders66/166/150/1
Buffalo Sabres75/1100/175/1
Oct 7, 8:34 PM

Updated odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup

by Oct 7, 8:34 PM
Gary A Vasquez / USA TODAY Sports

On the eve of the hockey season, rosters are being finalized and players sent here, there, and everywhere as NHL general managers and coaches make their final cuts.

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman isn't stirring as his roster has been approved by the NHL and sits $100,000 under the salary cap. His team has also been favored to win the Cup since the offseason began.

The Anaheim Ducks made a jump and the Los Angeles Kings fell out of the top three at 10/1.

Chicago Blackhawks13/2
Anaheim Ducks10/1
Boston Bruins10/1
Los Angeles Kings10/1
Pittsburgh Penguins12/1
St. Louis Blues12/1
Minnesota Wild14/1
San Jose Sharks14/1
Tampa Bay Lightning14/1
Colorado Avlanache18/1
Montreal Canadiens18/1
Dallas Stars20/1
New York Rangers20/1
Detroit Red Wings22/1
Columbus Blue Jackets33/1
Philadelphia Flyers33/1
Vancouver Canucks33/1
Washington Capitals33/1
Toronto Maple Leafs40/1
Edmonton Oilers50/1
New Jersey Devils50/1
Arizona Coyotes66/1
New York Islanders66/1
Ottawa Senators66/1
Florida Panthers75/1
Buffalo Sabres100/1
Calgary Flames100/1
Carolina Hurricanes100/1
Nashville Predators100/1
Winnipeg Jets100/1

(Odds courtesy bodog)

Aug 31, 6:40 PM

Updated odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2015

by Aug 31, 6:40 PM
Jerry Lai / USA TODAY Sports

With just weeks remaining before NHL teams open up training camp and 38 days before the season gets underway, the favorites to win the Stanley Cup remain the Chicago Blackhawks. Slipping down on that list, surprisingly, are the Dallas Stars.

The Nashville Predators slipped under the Florida Panthers, while the Minnesota Wild improved to 16/1 from 18/1 in July.

Chicago Blackhawks13/2
Los Angeles Kings9/1
Boston Bruins10/1
Anaheim Ducks12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins12/1
St. Louis Blues12/1
San Jose Sharks14/1
Minnesota Wild16/1
New York Rangers16/1
Tampa Bay Lightning16/1
Colorado Avlanache18/1
Montreal Canadiens18/1
Dallas Stars20/1
Detroit Red Wings22/1
Philadelphia Flyers28/1
Columbus Blue Jackets33/1
Toronto Maple Leafs40/1
Vancouver Canucks40/1
Washington Capitals40/1
Edmonton Oilers50/1
New Jersey Devils50/1
Arizona Coyotes66/1
Carolina Hurricanes66/1
New York Islanders66/1
Ottawa Senators66/1
Winnipeg Jets66/1
Buffalo Sabres75/1
Calgary Flames75/1
Florida Panthers75/1
Nashville Predators75/1

[Odds courtesy bodog]

Jul 9, 6:11 PM

Updated 2015 Stanley Cup odds

by Jul 9, 6:11 PM
Gary A Vasquez / USA Today Sports

As the NHL offseason kicks in to, well, low gear, the good folks at Bovada have updated the odds in regards to who will win the 2015 Stanley Cup, serving up some delicious talking points to carry us through the rest of the summer.

Of note, the past three champions remain at the top of the list, with the Colorado Avalanche (prime candidates for regression) and Dallas Stars (too soon?) making somewhat surprising appearances in the top ten.

Further down the list, good value may be found in the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens, while the Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers appear to be the favorites in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes.

Chicago Blackhawks7/1
Los Angeles Kings 9/1
Boston Bruins 10/1
Anaheim Ducks 12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 12/1
St. Louis Blues 12/1
San Jose Sharks 14/1
New York Rangers 16/1
Colorado Avalanche 18/1
Dallas Stars 18/1
Minnesota Wild 18/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 18/1
Montreal Canadiens 20/1
Detroit Red Wings 22/1
Philadelphia Flyers 28/1
Vancouver Canucks 28/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 33/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 33/1
Washington Capitals 40/1
Edmonton Oilers 50/1
New Jersey Devils 50/1
New York Islanders 50/1
Ottawa Senators 50/1
Arizona Coyotes 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 50/1
Carolina Hurricanes 66/1
Nashville Predators 66/1
Buffalo Sabres 75/1
Calgary Flames 75/1
Florida Panthers 75/1
Jul 1, 8:53 AM

Odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup before the start of the free agent frenzy

by Jul 1, 8:53 AM
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Tap here to access our NHL Tracker, which includes offseason rumors, trades and signings.

The NHL free agent window is set to open at 12 p.m. ET Tuesday, with the names of Brad Richards, Thomas Vanek, Jarome Iginla, Paul Stastny and Ryan Miller available on the open market. 

Here the odds heading into free agency. Expect many changes depending on league activity Tuesday afternoon. 

TeamOdds on June 15Odds on July 1
Chicago Blackhawks15/27/1
Boston Bruins8/117/2
Pittsburgh Penguins9/110/1
Los Angeles Kings10/19/1
St. Louis Blues10/112/1
Anaheim Ducks14/112/1
San Jose Sharks14/114/1
Colorado Avalanche18/118/1
Minnesota Wild18/118/1
New York Rangers18/116/1
Detroit Red Wings22/122/1
Montreal Canadiens25/120/1
Tampa Bay Lightning25/125/1
Vancouver Canucks25/125/1
Philadelphia Flyers28/128/1
Toronto Maple Leafs33/133/1
Dallas Stars33/133/1
Washington Capitals33/133/1
Columbus Blue Jackets40/140/1
New Jersey Devils40/140/1
Carolina Hurricanes50/166/1
Edmonton Oilers50/150/1
Ottawa Senators50/150/1
Phoenix Coyotes50/150/1
Winnipeg Jets50/150/1
Calgary Flames66/166/1
Florida Panthers66/175/1
Nashville Predators66/175/1
New York Islanders66/166/1
Buffalo Sabres75/1100/1

[Odds courtesy: Bovada]

Jun 15, 10:52 AM

Odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup

by Jun 15, 10:52 AM
Dennis Wierzbicki / USA TODAY

Less than 48 hours after the Kings hoisted the Stanley Cup, Bovada has released the odds for the 2015 winner, favoring the team Los Angeles beat in the Western Conference Final and the reigning President's Trophy winners.

For the adventurous at heart, the Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers provide decent value, along with the Minnesota Wild, Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets.

TeamOdds on June 15
Chicago Blackhawks15/2
Boston Bruins8/1
Pittsburgh Penguins9/1
Los Angeles Kings10/1
St. Louis Blues10/1
Anaheim Ducks14/1
San Jose Sharks14/1
Colorado Avalanche18/1
Minnesota Wild18/1
New York Rangers18/1
Detroit Red Wings22/1
Montreal Canadiens25/1
Tampa Bay Lightning25/1
Vancouver Canucks25/1
Philadelphia Flyers28/1
Toronto Maple Leafs33/1
Dallas Stars33/1
Washington Capitals33/1
Columbus Blue Jackets40/1
New Jersey Devils40/1
Carolina Hurricanes50/1
Edmonton Oilers50/1
Ottawa Senators50/1
Phoenix Coyotes50/1
Winnipeg Jets50/1
Calgary Flames66/1
Florida Panthers66/1
Nashville Predators66/1
New York Islanders66/1
Buffalo Sabres75/1