Odds to Win The Stanley Cup in 2014-2015

Its that time of year again and Canadian hockey fans are anxiously awaiting the start of the 2014-2015 NHL season. It’s also the last chance to bet on the future Stanley Cup winner before the season starts. So, check out betting odds and breakdowns of the Canadian teams and the chances of Lord Stanley’s Cup returning to it’s home in Canada.

Overall, the talent is stacked in the Western Conference, as the odds makers have 4 out the the top 5 teams favoured to win the Stanley Cup coming out of the West, and this includes the overall favourite Chicago Blackhawks at 13/2 or (+650) odds.

The most likely Stanley Cup winner from the Eastern Conference is Boston at 10/1 odds, and the Pittsburgh Penguins are 12/1 with the health of Sidney Crosby being a question mark heading into training camp.

Canadian teams to Win Stanley Cup

Now, lets get to the Canadian teams and what chance they are being given by the odds makers. to win the 2014-2015 Stanley Cup.

Montreal Canadiens 16/1: Having come one game from reaching the finals last year, the The Montreal Canadiens are the Canadian team with the best chance of winning the Stanley Cup at (+1600) odds. If Montreal were to reach the playoffs, the would likely have to face their arch-rival Boston in order to reach the final.

Vancouver Canucks 33/1: Once a Western Conference powerhouse, the Vancouver Canucks have done an overhaul after a disasterous season that saw them miss the playoffs for the first time in 5 years. This came after the Canucks brought in Jim Tortorella to jump start the team after a few early playoff exits. At 33/1 odds, the Canucks are being given an outside chance coming out of a very talent rich division.

Toronto Maple Leafs 40/1: After a stunning collapse in the final month of last season, most fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs would be happy with a playoff berth in 2014-2015 and take it from there. The pressure put on this team to succeed is huge, and tensions are already starting to run high in the early days of training camp after a confrontation between star Phil Kessel and new assistant coach Steve Sprott.

Edmonton Oilers 50/1: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish has given his vote of confidence to coach Dallas Eakins, despite the debacle last season that saw them miss the playoffs for the 8th straight time. This Edmonton team has some exciting young talent and many feel they have a better chance being given to them by online betting sites, who had Edmonton as high as 100/1.

Winnipeg Jets 66/1: Maybe somewhat of a “dark horse” pick, the Winnipeg Jets played well under the partial season they had with Paul Maurice, who is expected to lead Winnipeg to a playoff berth like he has done with other young teams in the past. However, Winnipeg is in the central division which could be called a “group of death”.

Ottawa Senators 66/1: Ottawa has been losing their star players like Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza to American teams because they feel the Senators have little chance of winning a Stanley Cup. Online betting sites tend to agree since they are no longer being seen as a serious contender at 66-to-1 odds this season.

Calgary Flames 75/1: The Flames are going through a rebuilding process and are being given little chance to win a Stanley Cup in 2014-2015 at 75/1. Some are even suggesting that the team will tank in order to attain draft picks, but they did play some decent hockey in spurts last season.

Where to bet on Hockey

These Stanley Cup betting odds are courtesy of the Bodog betting site who are one of the best options for Canadian sports bettors. Canadians who join Bodog will receive a 100% sign up bonus. Also, check back closer to the start of the NHL season when Bodog releases special promotions for hockey bettors.