Oddsmakers favor Penguins, Oilers, Stars, Blackhawks in quest for Cup

Summer is behind us, and all 31 rosters are beginning to take shape with training camps set to open later this week.

Oddsmakers have surveyed the lay of the land, and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins remain the favorites to win in 2018, followed by the up-and-coming Edmonton Oilers.

Next up are two Central Division teams that underwent serious changes this summer in the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars.

Here's a look at how teams stacked up Monday in comparison to the beginning of the offseason, courtesy of Bodog.

Team Opening odds (6/12/17) Current odds (9/11/17)
Pittsburgh Penguins 9/1 7/1
Edmonton Oilers 12/1 9/1
Chicago Blackhawks 12/1 12/1
Dallas Stars 16/1 12/1
Anaheim Ducks 14/1 14/1
Nashville Predators 14/1 14/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 12/1 14/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 16/1 14/1
Washington Capitals 12/1 14/1
Minnesota Wild 16/1 18/1
New York Rangers 16/1 18/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 20/1 20/1
Montreal Canadiens 16/1 20/1
Los Angeles Kings 18/1 22/1
Boston Bruins 33/1 25/1
Calgary Flames 33/1 25/1
San Jose Sharks 22/1 25/1
St. Louis Blues 28/1 28/1
Florida Panthers 40/1 40/1
Ottawa Senators 33/1 40/1
New York Islanders 40/1 50/1
Philadelphia Flyers 40/1 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 40/1 50/1
Buffalo Sabres 66/1 66/1
Carolina Hurricanes 66/1 66/1
Detroit Red Wings 66/1 100/1
Arizona Coyotes 66/1 100/1
Colorado Avalanche 75/1 100/1
Las Vegas Golden Knights 150/1 100/1
New Jersey Devils 75/1 100/1
Vancouver Canucks 75/1 100/1

If you're looking for value down the board, the Carolina Hurricanes could be a sneaky pick at 66-1.

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