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Bruins are 7/2 favorites to win the Stanley Cup; Blues next at 6/1

Apr 14, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT

Matt Bartkowski, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron AP

The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins are also the favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to online bookmaker Bovada.

Following is the full list of Cup odds:

Boston Bruins 7/2
St. Louis Blues 6/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 7/1
Chicago Blackhawks 8/1
Anaheim Ducks 9/1
San Jose Sharks 9/1
Los Angeles Kings 10/1
Colorado Avalanche 14/1
Detroit Red Wings 20/1
Montreal Canadiens 20/1
New York Rangers 20/1
Philadelphia Flyers 20/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 25/1
Minnesota Wild 40/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 50/1
Dallas Stars 50/1

Back in the beginning of February, the Bruins’ odds were considerably higher, at 9/1.  A 17-3-5 record since the Olympic break helped push the line to 7/2.

Boston opens the playoffs against Detroit. Beat the Red Wings and the Bruins would meet the winner of the Montreal-Tampa Bay series for a spot in the Eastern Conference Final.

  1. lowenni - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    At the beginning of the season I would’ve had Blues ranked first, but I’m not so sure anymore. Miller hasn’t looked elite and my analysis would depend on how many of their injured forwards come back in time for the first two games of the first round. Bruins just look solid in every little aspect of the game and will be real hard to stop. Watch out for the Wings if Zetterberg comes back by the first round…

  2. bruinsfan55 - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Let’s go Bruins! This round one series vs the Wings will be a great one!

  3. sjsharks86 - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    I think the winner is going to be whoever comes out of either the Wings/B’s or SJ/LA series. There’s no way the Blues go all the way, it’ll take a miracle just for them to make it out of the first round.

  4. mianfr - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    20/1 seems like pretty good odds for the Rangers…

    • jcmeyer10 - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

      So you saying there’s a chance!

    • mianfr - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      To clarify, I mean good from a value perspective, not that Vegas is being generous.

      • mrpinkca - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:04 PM

        My thoughts exactly. You’ll still lose your money, but you’ll be doing it knowing you had a good chance of making a lot.

  5. hockey412 - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    If I had a buck I’d put it down. Was thinking the same for Tampa.

  6. dubblelznhell - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Montreal is taking it all

    • rahavort - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:48 PM

      Notice how there is no thumbs up to the comment above? That’s because nobody likes Montreal

      • ironyisadeadscene - Apr 14, 2014 at 2:16 PM

        True story!

  7. patthehockeyfan - Apr 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Don’t sell the Avs short. (This, coming from an LA Kings’ fan)

  8. 101starmymedic - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    It’s gonna be funny when the Red Wings beat the Bruins and everyone starts saying different crap. Regular season really means dick when the playoffs start.

    • nunan - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      Exactly, that’s why the Bruins have been so successful in recent post-seasons…doesn’t matter where they finish, they’re a team built for the playoffs so if they finished 1st or 8th, they’d still make a run. First rounds are notoriously tough and I expect it to be that way against the red wings but Detroit’s chances in this one are slim. 6 games at most…in a series full of close games.

      • mackattack29 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:32 PM

        If there was ANY team to upset the bruins. It would be detroit.

      • c9castine - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:42 PM

        its almost as if the bruins didnt incur one of the most historic playoff collapses of all time in the 2nd round in 2010. or wait, how about that 1st round exit as the no. 2 seed in 2012? lets go back to 2009 when they got beat in the 2nd round by the Hurricanes (the team the pens swept in the ECF to go on to win the Cup) despite finishing the year with 116 pts and the number 1 seed in the east. 2009 as a 8 seed (you said 1st or 8th, still making a run) they lose in the 1st round.

        bruins fans wonder why i laugh at them when they start talking about the Pens and what chokers they are.

        in recent history, there is the blackhawks, and then the next group. boston, pittsburgh, LA, detroit. so stop acting like your on some other level.

      • nunan - Apr 15, 2014 at 1:08 PM

        Talk about a one-sided, biased view. Lets break this into two parts for you: 1) I simply made the point that the Bruins have this wealth of experience to pull from and you went into a hissy-fit 2) you left out ALL the times the Bruins came back or pushed higher seeded teams to the brink…or simply swept teams…but ya, let’s focus on all the negatives so you can try and make a point. Also, are you unaware of the fact that the longer any team is together, and the more experience they have, the better they are equipped to deal with challenges? Not rocket science. To focus on the collapse is idiotic at this point. It clearly made them better. They won the cup and went back to another one. As for the loss to the Caps two years ago, I’ll use your own logic against you. What did the Hawks do the year after they won their first cup? Oh that’s right…don’t let facts get in the way of your argument. And this all starting because god forbid someone pick the Bruins over the 8 seed. Relax. Also, nobody wonders why you laugh at them…nobody cares. get over yourself.

      • c9castine - Apr 15, 2014 at 1:22 PM

        haha you unwittingly reinforced my point for me thank you.

        and the get over yourself ending is classic. never saw that one before.

      • nunan - Apr 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM

        No I didn’t..but nice try. You clearly failed to interpret what I wrote which is not a surprise at this point given the garbage you’re spewing. And the ‘get over yourself’ comment can’t be both a classic and something you’ve seen for the first time. Choose one. Let me know when you want to have a real convo and I’ll own you with facts…otherwise, continue to avoid the argument, which means you got nothing.

      • c9castine - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:42 AM

        ill ignore your inability to look at things from multiple angles..and move right to “owning me with facts”.

        you claimed something to the effect of, no matter what seed the bruins are, they go on cup runs because of yada yada.

        i laid out a litany of facts for you disputing that generalization, and you acted like they were irrelevant. at that point, i avoid arguments for time management sake.

  9. darksidecowboy - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    50/1 place your bets Stars fans, the 8th seed Kings won it not too long ago.

    GO STARS!!!

    • stepanup - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:01 PM

      I would root for that just to listen to Boston sports media rip the Tyler Seguin trade 8 months after ripping Tyler Seguin.

      • Moop - Apr 14, 2014 at 10:59 PM

        Any Boston sports journalist who rips the Seguin trade is an idiot. Chiarelli knew what he was trading away and it’s worked out very well for both teams. There is no loser in that deal.

  10. sports2020 - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Being a Bruins fan I’m confident going in. The injuries to their D still might come back to haunt them. Rask can quiet some critics with a cup. But there are so many intangibles. Red Wings on a positive roll going in. The Habs being a thorn in the B’s side. The Pens with their overall talent. Then there are four or five monster teams out west. Staring with the defending champs Hawks. The Ducks, Sharks, and the Kings are solid and very talented teams. The Avs and the Blues aren’t too far behind. Love the NHL playoffs. Should be an awesome year with great games. Here we go…

    • toiletclown - Apr 15, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      Bunch of bums out in the first round

  11. 101starmymedic - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    I honestly just want the Canadiens to get swept. Canadiens fans are so pretentious and self-righteous and P.K. Subban is such a god-awful example of what a defenseman should be. If he could keep his temper under control and not have a hissy-fit because someone hits him or actually plays good old time hockey with him, he might be a class-act. Instead he’s like a child running around on skates throwing temper tantrums.

    • joey4id - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:50 PM

      Yeah! Kind of like you’re little rant here. Right? 😉

      • 101starmymedic - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:58 PM

        You with 4th ID?

      • joey4id - Apr 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM

        Actually, 7 th. a hole

    • rahavort - Apr 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      When Subban gets hit in-game he reacts like a child does when you take their favorite toy away

    • shwatson - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:36 PM

      Kind of like Milan Lucy when someone hits him. Those two deserve each other.

      • mackattack29 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:35 PM

        Lucic is the worst offender when it comes to getting hit. He immediately acts like WHAT THE HECK?! you can’t hit me?!?! I’m… im… lucic… everyone’s supposed to be scared of me and my hunchback… lol subbans bad about it. But lucic is way worse. I’m not a fan of either organization either lol.

      • c9castine - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:57 PM

        its true. such a weird thing , as tough as that guy is he cries foul and lashes out as soon as somebody gets a hold of him. then big bird comes running over to mouth feed him, make sure hes alright.

  12. montrealbbr - Apr 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Bruins will get bounced by Detroit. These teams that dominate in the regular season (unless they are playing Montreal! haha) are usually spent by the time the playoffs start.

    • nunan - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM

      actual research/facts would prove otherwise.

    • dboldave - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:31 PM

      Yeah, that Chicago team last year was just spent by the time the playoffs started.

  13. timmons94 - Apr 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Bruins will win cup IMO. The difference between them and flyers. Pens, not that huge. But the diff is Rask. If he plays like he did vs Pittsburgh last year all the way thru they win cup.

    • toiletclown - Apr 15, 2014 at 12:21 PM

      Dream on son

  14. timmons94 - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    As a pens fan I will say Boston. Rangers. Tampa playing 3 hot teams. Flyers are good. Montreal very good. Detroit is Detroit but lose in 5 to Boston. Boston- Montreal . Pitt-Philly. Could be amazing rd 2.

  15. jaybaileys - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    How in the hell are the Pens the 3rd best favorite to win it all. They have been pretty awful for the past month. Do that many people bet on hockey? IF they are smart they will not bet on the Pens. I literally don’t see them having a prayer of winning the Cup this year, unless Boston and Philly get taken out and the all the west Teams lose to Dallas. I am a Pens fan also, I watch every game. They do not have the defense to go far or the composure to handle a Boston or Philly series, plain and simple.

    • hockey412 - Apr 14, 2014 at 3:44 PM

      I believe the only answer to this is “who the hell knows”. No idea.

  16. imgoingtowichita - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Quietly the Ducks have put together a terrific regular season. If Hiller plays the way he did for The Neutral they are your SC champs IMO.
    My ‘long shot’ would be SJ.

  17. bensawesomeness - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Colorado (14/1) and San Jose (9/1) feel like pretty great odds to me, i’d think about putting money down for those odds

  18. titansbro - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    No Milan Lucic just hits back… harder. Then all the p*ssbag fans of p*ssbag teams complain that he’s a goon. Then they are reminded that he’s also a 30 goal scorer & they try to explain that away somehow too.

    • mackattack29 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      Lol I bet you’re fun at parties….

  19. slysipops - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    the B’s better not take the WINGS lightly ! BABCOCK has been like a miracle man all season ! remember the shocked look on the BRUINS and their fans during that 17 second span last SCP ?

  20. savior72 - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    6/1 on Blues? I’m thinking closer to 15/1 after their 6 game skid into the playoffs.As we’ve been saying for 45 years, there’s always next year

    • mackattack29 - Apr 15, 2014 at 7:45 AM


    • slaugin - Apr 15, 2014 at 4:58 PM

      Bruins had the same sort of thing happen to them last year. Struggled down the stretch of Regular season but flipped a switch once playoffs started. We will soon find out if StL has that switch

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