Sportsbook was the first book to release early 2016-17 NHL Stanley Cup odds and neither the Sharks or Penguins were favored to win it. In fact, neither were even favored to reach the Stanley Cup Final this season. However, 5Dimes then opened odds that made a little more sense and below shows a table of Stanley Cup odds for the 2016-17 NHL season throughout the year:
Stanley Cup Odds:
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+1100||+1200||+4000||+10000||+10000||+6600||+5000||+10000|
|New York Rangers||+1400||+1200||+1000||+2500||+2500||+2500||+2500||+1500|
|San Jose Sharks||+1450||+700||+1200||+1200||+1200||+1700||+1500||+1800|
|St Louis Blues||+3050||+2000||+1200||+1000||+800||+1200||+1400||+1500|
|Los Angeles Kings||+3300||+2500||+1800||+2000||+2200||+1600||+1500||+500|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+5000||+4000||+10000||+10000||+8000||+8000||+9000||+10000|
|New York Islanders||+5000||+4000||+10000||+5000||+3000||+2500||+3000||+2000|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+5500||+3000||+1400||+800||+750||+1000||+1300||+1500|
|New Jersey Devils||+30000||+30000||+8000||+6000||+5000||+5000||+9000||+7500|
|Detroit Red Wings||+40000||+30000||+6000||+5000||+3500||+3000||+4000||+2200|
The LA Kings opened as favorites to win the Stanley Cup at +500 odds at Sportsbook, followed by the Blackhawks and Stars at +750 odds. 5Dimes opened Penguins as favorites followed by Capitals and Blackhawks.
Following the trade deadline, Minnesota saw their odds move to +500 after acquiring Martin Hanzal and Ryan White. The Caps remain the favorites at +500 as they were able to acquire D Kevin Shattenkirk from the Blues. The Blue Jackets have been incredibly impressive and have moved from 100:1 to 11:1 over the last few months.
The Kings made big moves to acquire G Ben Bishop and F Jarome Iginla, but they’re still fighting to make the playoffs. The Stars are well out of contention as well, paving the way for teams like the Oilers to make the playoffs.
Eastern Conference Odds:
|New York Rangers||+650|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+650|
|New York Islanders||+800|
|Detroit Red Wings||+1000|
|New Jersey Devils||+3500|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+5000|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+5000|
Despite not getting past the Penguins in this year’s playoffs, the Capitals were +250 favorites at sportsbook to make it to the 2016-17 Stanley Cup Final.
Western Conference Odds:
|Los Angeles Kings||+250|
|St Louis Blues||+700|
|San Jose Sharks||+800|
The Stanley Cup favorites were obviously favorites to win the West as well, despite getting bounced in the first round of this year’s playoffs.
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