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2013 Stanley Cup Betting Odds

The Stanley Cup betting odds are out and the oddsmakers have believe the Pittsburgh Penguins have a better chance to win the 2014 Stanley Cup than the 2013 NHL Champion Chicago Blackhawks. Here are the odds to win the NHL title of the top contenders with analysis.

Last year at this time many hockey fans were questioning whether or not there would even be an NHL season, but with all the labor issues a thing of the past it is business has usual heading into a new season of games. To get you ready for all the upcoming action, BetOnline has recently updated its futures odds to win both the Eastern and Western Conference as well as this year's Stanley Cup.

The biggest story heading into the 2013/2014 regular season is the complete realignment of the 30 NHL teams into four divisions. Starting in the Eastern Conference you have the Atlantic and Metropolitan Division and in the Western Conference, teams have been separated into the Central and Pacific Divisions. Another huge aspect of this change is the addition of Detroit and Columbus to the East to form two eight-team divisions while in the West, each division will be made up of seven teams each.

Eastern Conference

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been opened as +250 favorites to win the East this season and as +575 favorites to go on and win the Stanley Cup as well. This is a familiar position for this team after opening last year's shortened 48-game schedule as the favorite to win it all. The Penguins had no answer for Boston in the Conference Finals and were swept in four straight games. With a full 82-game schedule back on tap for 2013/2014, Pittsburgh remains confident it has the firepower it needs to go all the way.

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins came up short against Chicago in the Stanley Cup Finals last season in a 4-2 series loss. This time around, they have been opened as +450 second-favorites to once again win the East and as +900 third-favorites to hoist the Cup when it is all said and done. This was a team with a ‘never say die' mentality that drove it to brink of a title last season, but the Bruins could be hard-pressed to repeat that feat again after suffering such a bitter defeat in Game 6 of the Finals. They blew a one-goal lead with a little more than a minute to play by allowing two goals in 17 seconds.

The Rest

The third-favorite to win the East at +500 is its newest member, the Detroit Red Wings. After that odds fall off quickly with the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens listed at +1000 to win the conference followed by four teams at +1500.

Eastern Conference

Chicago Blackhawks

Most times before a new season starts, the Oddsmakers will automatically open the reigning champs as favorites to win it all but this year the Chicago Blackhawks are the exception. They have been opened as +250 favorites to win the Western Conference, but are currently +675 second favorites to successfully defend their title. The secret to their success last year was a blazing fast start to the shortened season that led to the No. 1 seed in the conference. They had to battle their way back against Detroit in seven games in the conference semifinals which helped to provide the necessary momentum to go all the way

St.Louis Blues

The second-favorite to win the West this season is the St. Louis Blues at +350. After disappointing early exits from the playoffs in both 2012 and 2013, the Blues could be primed for a run all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals this year. They have been opened as +1000 fourth-favorites to lay claim to the Cup if they can make it that far. With Detroit out of the way in the West, St. Louis is now in a position to focus all of its energy on edging-out Chicago for the Central Division crown and top seed in the conference.

The Rest

The third favorite to win the West this season at +500 is the Vancouver Canucks followed by the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings at +700. All three of these teams now compete in the reorganized Pacific Division, which should ensure a battle to the bitter end in that title race as well.

Updated 2014 Betting Odds to Win the Stanley Cup

All odds below were avaialble at Bovada on October 1st 2013. Click Here to get the up to the minute Stanley Cup Future odds at Bovada.

  • Chicago Blackhawks 6/1
  • Pittsburgh Penguins 15/2
  • Boston Bruins 10/1
  • Los Angeles Kings 12/1
  • St. Louis Blues 14/1
  • Detroit Red Wings 16/1
  • Vancouver Canucks 16/1
  • San Jose Sharks 18/1
  • Edmonton Oilers 20/1
  • Minnesota Wild 20/1
  • New York Rangers 20/1
  • Ottawa Senators 20/1
  • Toronto Maple Leafs 20/1
  • Philadelphia Flyers 22/1
  • Anaheim Ducks 25/1
  • Montreal Canadiens 25/1
  • Washington Capitals 25/1
  • New York Islanders 33/1
  • Tampa Bay Lightning 33/1
  • Carolina Hurricanes 40/1
  • Columbus Blue Jackets 40/1
  • Dallas Stars 40/1
  • Colorado Avalanche 50/1
  • Nashville Predators 50/1
  • New Jersey Devils 50/1
  • Phoenix Coyotes 66/1
  • Winnipeg Jets 66/1
  • Buffalo Sabres 100/1
  • Calgary Flames 100/1
  • Florida Panthers 150/1