The 2010-11 National Hockey League season is right around the corner and betED.com has posted NHL Futures for the Stanley Cup championship.
Online PR News – 01-October-2010 – – The 2010-11 National Hockey League season is right around the corner and betED.com has posted NHL Futures for the Stanley Cup championship.
At the top of the list of Stanley Cup favorites are the Washington Capitals, led by superstar sniper Alexander Ovechkin.
The Capitals, who have never won an NHL championship, are at +540 to win the 2011 Stanley Cup in NHL Odds at betED.com.
Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won the cup in 2009, are right behind at +600.
The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks were forced to trade or were unable to sign nearly half of their championship-winning roster over the summer, but they still have a strong nucleus and are at +700 to repeat.
There are two teams listed at +1200 odds to win the NHL title: the perennial favorite Detroit Red Wings, and the improved Vancouver Canucks who, like the Capitals, have never won a cup.
The Philadelphia Flyers, who lost to the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup final last spring, are at +1400.
Some longshots include the New York Rangers at +6600, the Carolina Hurricanes at +7000, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, also at +7000.
The longest longshots include the New York Islanders, a former Stanley Cup dynasty team, and the Atlanta Thrashers and Minnesota Wild, all at +10000.