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Here's who has the best odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2018

Sports, Hockey

Here's who has the best odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2018

Rob Williams Oct 04, 2017 10:29 am 2,962

Winning the Stanley Cup is hard to do.


Winning it in consecutive years is even tougher. Obviously.

But just how hard is it to win three years in a row?

The Pittsburgh Penguins are about to find out. As the NHL season begins, Sidney Crosby and the defending two-time Cup champion Penguins are the odds-on (8-1) favourites to win it again.

If they do, they’ll become the first team since the New York Islanders in the early 1980s to win at least three-straight Stanley Cups (the Islanders won four in a row between 1980 and 1983).

The Edmonton Oilers have the best chance to bring the Cup back to Canada for the first time since 1993. Edmonton hasn’t won a championship since 1990. They’re alongside the Penguins as 8-1 favourites.

The Tampa Bay Lightning, who didn’t even make the playoffs last season, are also a heavy betting favourite, at 11-1.

Other Canadian teams with a shot to win it all include the Toronto Maple Leafs (14-1), Montreal Canadiens (25-1), and Calgary Flames (28-1).

The Vancouver Canucks are the biggest long shot in the league – tied with Arizona and New Jersey – with 150-1 odds to win it all.

Just how long are those odds?

Those are longer odds than the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who enter their first season with 66-1 odds to win the Cup. They’re the same odds as some websites are giving for Michael Jordan to become the President of the United States in 2020.

There’s actually a number of celebrities that have better odds to becomes President than the Canucks have to win the Cup, including:

  • Kanye West (100-1)
  • Tom Brady (66-1)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (66-1)
  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (12-1)
  • Oprah Winfrey (6-1)

Here’s the full list of Stanley Cup odds, according to Bodog:

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Rob Williams
Man of the people, voice of the fans. Daily Hive Sports Editor.

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