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Online bookmaker gives even odds that Winter Classic will be canceled

Oct 3, 2012, 11:02 PM EDT

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There aren’t any NHL games to bet on, so instead Bovada is giving people the option to bet on the length of the lockout.

If you’re interested to see how optimistic things look from the eyes of an online bookkeeper, then it might interest you to know that they’re giving even odds that the Winter Classic will be canceled. Think that the Winter Classic will be saved? Those odds are 4/7.

Conversely, the odds of the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown proceeding as planned are even and the odds of it being canceled are 4/7.

Meanwhile, we aren’t likely to see regular season games canceled until Friday.

And as a side note, the odds of the Edmonton Oilers and the city coming to an arena agreement by the end of the year are a whopping 10/1. Want to bet on them not coming to terms this year? Sorry, it looks like that’s one bet that they won’t take.


Online bookmaker: 2/1 odds NHL cancels season

  1. id4joey - Oct 4, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Well! This is just a good hockey game between rivals being played outdoors. No big deal.

  2. antkowiak666 - Oct 4, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Winter Classic?!what’s that?oh yeah…’s only the BIGGEST game of the season.

  3. 81redneck - Oct 4, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Why are they showing a picture of the NHL’s worst Defensemen for this article?

    • sabatimus - Oct 4, 2012 at 11:19 AM

      You mean, why are they showing someone who actually participated in the Winter Classic? No idea.

  4. 81redneck - Oct 4, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Sabatimus Why are you sounding like a poor little kid who’s uncle just but rap*ed him?, ahh maybe because you’re a que*er Matt Carle fan?

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