Bruins odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2012-13

Bruins odds to win the Stanley Cup in 2012-13
June 12, 2012, 4:43 pm
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The Bruins clearly like their chances with the players that won the Cup last year, and are sticking with vast majority of their Cup-winning nucleus aside from the Conn Smythe goalie that made off to Colorado.

But the odds-makers in Las Vegas arent quite to sure. According to the gambling site Bovada (www.Bovada.lv) the Bruins have only the ninth-most favorable odds to win the Stanley Cup next season. The Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers both sit at 14-to-1 shots to win the Cup next season after both teams bowed in the first couple rounds of this years playoffs.

The odds on favorite according to Bovada: the Pittsburgh Penguins are 7-to-1 favorites after getting bounced by the Flyers in the first round of this years playoffs in a bloody, hate-filled battle. The Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings sit second at 11-to-1 odds to go back-to-back next season, and the Blues, Canucks, Blackhawks, Red Wings and Rangers all rank as more likely to hoist the Cup than the Bruins.

Amazingly the New Jersey Devils sit just above the Toronto Maple Leafs with 30-to-1 odds of winning the Cup next season, but then again Zach Parise is not expected to return to Newark next season for a team that seemed to be the right one in the right place this postseason.

Here are the full odds provided by Brovada:

Pittsburgh Penguins 71
Los Angeles Kings 111
St. Louis Blues 121
Vancouver Canucks 121
Chicago Blackhawks 121
Detroit Red Wings 121
New York Rangers 121
Philadelphia Flyers 141
Boston Bruins 141
Nashville Predators 181
San Jose Sharks 221
Tampa Bay Lighting 251
Washington Capitals 251
Anaheim Ducks 251
Buffalo Sabres 251
New Jersey Devils 301
Toronto Maple Leafs 351
Florida Panthers 351
Colorado Avalanche 401
Dallas Stars 401
Ottawa Senators 401
Phoenix Coyotes 401
Winnipeg Jets 401
Calgary Flames 501
Carolina Hurricanes 501
Edmonton Oilers 601
Montreal Canadiens 601
Columbus Blue Jackets 751
Minnesota Wild 751
New York Islanders 751