Skip to content

Oddsmakers: Blackhawks favorites to repeat as Stanley Cup champs in 2016

Dennis Wierzbicki / USA TODAY Sports

It's never too early to start planning for the future.

Less than 24 hours after the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup, the oddsmakers have pegged them as favorites to repeat in 2016.

That should come as no surprise, really, but there are a few notables from the complete list:

  • The New York Rangers supplant the Tampa Bay Lightning as favorites to win the Eastern Conference.
  • The Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins remain a good bet, despite failing to qualify for the playoffs this season.
  • The Connor McDavid effect is real, on paper at least. The Edmonton Oilers have the 10th highest odds after drafting first overall on June 26.
  • Don't count on Mike Babcock having the same effect, however, as the Toronto Maple Leafs remain well down the field.
  • As for the best value pick, the Dallas Stars could bounce back in a big way after some retooling in net and on the blue line.

Here's a look at the complete list from Bovada:

Team Odds
Chicago Blackhawks 7/1
New York Rangers 8/1
Anaheim Ducks 10/1
St. Louis Blues 12/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 12/1
Los Angeles Kings 14/1
Minnesota Wild 14/1
Montreal Canadiens 14/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 14/1
Boston Bruins 16/1
Nashville Predators 16/1 
Washington Capitals 18/1 
New York Islanders 22/1 
Winnipeg Jets 25/1 
Columbus Blue Jackets 33/1 
Detroit Red Wings 33/1 
Edmonton Oilers 33/1 
Calgary Flames 40/1 
San Jose Sharks 40/1 
Vancouver Canucks 40/1 
Ottawa Senators 50/1 
Colorado Avalanche 66/1 
Dallas Stars 66/1 
New Jersey Devils 66/1 
Philadelphia Flyers 66/1 
Toronto Maple Leafs 66/1 
Florida Panthers 75/1 
Arizona Coyotes 100/1 
Buffalo Sabres 100/1 
Carolina Hurricanes 100/1

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox