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Online sports book: Penguins are 4/1 Stanley Cup favorites

Apr 9, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

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The good people at online sports book Bovada have posted their odds to win the 2012 Stanley Cup, and here they are:

Pittsburgh Penguins — 4/1
New York Rangers — 11/2
Vancouver Canucks — 11/2
St. Louis Blues — 15/2
Boston Bruins — 8/1
Detroit Red Wings — 12/1
Nashville Predators — 14/1
Philadelphia Flyers — 14/1
Chicago Blackhawks — 16/1
San Jose Sharks — 18/1
Los Angeles Kings — 20/1
New Jersey Devils — 25/1
Washington Capitals — 30/1
Florida Panthers — 35/1
Ottawa Senators — 40/1
Phoenix Coyotes — 40/1

For what it’s worth, if I had to spend $100 on one team, I’d take Chicago. Nobody would be shocked if the Blackhawks won the Cup, and with $1,600 I could finally afford Botox.

  1. psujay - Apr 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Florida over Pheonix? Not so sure about that one…Smith is playing extremely well.

    Pens deserve to have highest odds, as does NY, especially as public teams. Can’t wait for Wednesday.

  2. barkar942 - Apr 9, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Wouldn’t it just be great for the NHL to have the Coyotes and Devils in the finals?

  3. Stiller43 - Apr 9, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Which of course means the pens wont win it.

    • napoleonblownapart6887 - Apr 9, 2012 at 3:33 PM

      Kiss of death right there.

  4. miketoasty - Apr 9, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Love that everyone believes in the Pens but everyone knows with all of this publicity they are going to lose. Its like putting a target on the entire teams back and everyone is going to play twice as hard against them, should make for some good match ups.

  5. bensawesomeness - Apr 9, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    I hate Pittsburgh with every fiber of my being, but i honestly don’t think they’ll make it to the Final, let alone win

    they’ll have to make it past Philly, with who they’ll both just beat the living crap out of each other, leaving them with that much more of a handicap in the later rounds

    Then in either then 2nd or 3rd rounds, they’d have to make it past either Boston or NY, both are fantastic hockey clubs, both on missions this year to hoist Lord Stanley’s Silver Chalice

    They’re very good, but i just think the road they’ll have to go down this year is too tough

    (Also, worthy of note, the fact that Pittsburgh or Boston or NY only have to travel relatively small distances compared to the Western Conference ( Vancouver’s a hell of a trip for DET/NSH/STL) which in my eyes, means that whoever’ll come out of the west’ll reallllly have earned it )

    • bensawesomeness - Apr 16, 2012 at 2:01 AM

      YOU ALL THOUGHT I WAS CRAZY BUT HA!

  6. bensawesomeness - Apr 9, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    I hate Pittsburgh with every fiber of my being, but i honestly don’t think they’ll make it to the Final, let alone win

    they’ll have to make it past Philly, with who they’ll both just beat the living crap out of each other, leaving them with that much more of a handicap in the later rounds

    Then in either then 2nd or 3rd rounds, they’d have to make it past either Boston or NY, both are fantastic hockey clubs, both on missions this year to hoist Lord Stanley’s Silver Chalice

    They’re very good, but i just think the road they’ll have to go down this year is too tough

    (Also, worthy of note, the fact that Pittsburgh or Boston or NY only have to travel relatively small distances compared to the Western Conference ( Vancouver’s a hell of a trip for DET/NSH/STL) which in my eyes, means that whoever’ll come out of the west’ll reallllly have earned it )

    • bensawesomeness - Apr 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      Sorry for the double post

      • creasemasta41 - Apr 9, 2012 at 2:58 PM

        Sorry for the double thumbs down….

    • napoleonblownapart6887 - Apr 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      I don’t know how much I by the “whoever comes out of the Flyers-Pens series is going to be so incredibley hobbled that they’ll be weakened” argument. This is playoff hockey – every team is going to try to knock the crap out of each other. There’s no such thing as an easy series. Sure these teams hate one another, but are you really expecting that much more out of these two than out of, Boston, NYR, St. Louis, NJ, etc.?

      • DTF31 - Apr 9, 2012 at 5:34 PM

        I guess the argument is that little extra. Players usually won’t admit it, but when you’re playing against a rival you always find just a trickle more to give. That little more you pull from a stride, that little extra you put into finishing a check, the little more you’re willing to take infront of a shot, etc. and I think thats why people see this series being far worse than any other than any other in the first round.

  7. phillyphever - Apr 9, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    I’m gonna feel bad to those who decide to bet the farm on Pittsburgh.

  8. citizenstrange - Apr 9, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    All those bets are sucker bets unless you can bet the other side of it.

    • solador78 - Apr 9, 2012 at 6:13 PM

      No kidding. I’ll take the other side of any of these. Just make your checks out to cash.

  9. theiceman26 - Apr 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    100 on nashville wouldn’t be awful bet, great defense and the best goalie in the league are a recipe for success in the playoffs.

    • creasemasta41 - Apr 9, 2012 at 4:53 PM

      Thats where im putting my money

  10. 8man - Apr 9, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Eh, seems about right. But what the hell do I know?

  11. sizzle299 - Apr 9, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    You hear that all you Penguins trolls on here…..its a sure thing… go grab 5 dollars out of your momma’s purse on the way to the roller rink!!!….[or whatever the hell you do when your are thirteen....... go see a movie with...um..whoever the devil is popular with you kids......Morgan Freeman]

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