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Blues favorites to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history

Apr 27, 2012, 2:07 PM EDT

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The St. Louis Blues are the new favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to online bookmaker Bovada.

Here are the Cup odds for the eight remaining teams:

St. Louis Blues 15/4

New York Rangers 9/2

Philadelphia Flyers 9/2

Nashville Predators 5/1

Los Angeles Kings 13/2

New Jersey Devils   9/1

Washington Capitals 9/1

Phoenix Coyotes 11/1

Can’t say I see much value there. Actually, I don’t see any. Gun to head I’d take the Preds.

As for the Blues, this would have to be the first time they’ve been favorites in the elite eight. The year they won the Presidents’ Trophy (2000), they lost in the first round. Maybe 1991, when they lost to underdog Minnesota in the second round. But I still think the Bruins would’ve been considered the favorites at that point.

St. Louis has never won the Stanley Cup. The Blues went to the final three straight times from 1968 to 1970 and were swept in all three series. (When the league expanded in 1968, it put all the expansion teams in one division, so an expansion team was guaranteed to make the final.)

  1. vshehane - Apr 27, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Ahhh, Blues gonna have the blues.

  2. comeonnowguys - Apr 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    I like those odds for Nashville. May have to go win me some money.

    • ron05342 - Apr 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM

      If you look at the video tape, the Canadiens are pissed off at almost every Blues goal scored.

      Sheesh.

  3. govtminion - Apr 27, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Wait, I thought the Penguins were the favorites?

    Did something happen? ;)

  4. bcisleman - Apr 27, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Blues will win. They will beat the Caps in 7 and Jaden Schwartz will get the the GWG in triple OT. Mrs. O. will drop the puck for Game 3 and become the nation’s new First Hockey Mom.

  5. bleed4philly - Apr 27, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    The coyotes are the hottest team right now, and if they can beat Nashville, they will beat either the blues or kings, they did it down the stretch to get that third seed. Can’t go wrong with those odds.

  6. pxeeks - Apr 27, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Flyers got to find a way to get past New York. If they do. The Flyers win the cup! Their conference is much harder than Blues.

    • Panda Claus - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM

      If the Flyers are smart, they’d look for a way to get past NJ first.

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