When you start the season 14-2-2, you've earned the right to be called Stanley Cup favorites. Such is the case with the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have earned 30 of a possible 36 points to begin the campaign.
That part makes sense.
The Penguins are 9-7-3 and play awful away from home, so to be sitting as the second favorites almost a quarter into the year doesn't make a whole lot of sense. But, then again, the club still does employ the services of a couple of guys named Sid and Geno, so we really shouldn't be all that shocked that Pittsburgh is among those currently favored to take home Lord Stanley's mug.
Here is the complete list of updated odds for 2018 Stanley Cup winner. Hedge your bets accordingly:
|Team||Opening Odds||Current Odds|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||10/1||6/1|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||14/1||10/1|
|Los Angeles Kings||20/1||12/1|
|St. Louis Blues||30/1||12/1|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||20/1||20/1|
|San Jose Sharks||20/1||20/1|
|New York Rangers||14/1||25/1|
|New York Islanders||40/1||40/1|
|New Jersey Devils||100/1||40/1|
|Vegas Golden Knights||200/1||60/1|
|Detroit Red Wings||100/1||100/1|
(Odds courtesy: Westgate Superbook)