Early Odds of Each Team Winning the 2016 Stanley Cup
Everyone has a clear understanding of the hierarchy in the NHL now that the season is a few months old. While there are still plenty of games left in the season, the potential playoff teams are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the league. Here are the early odds of each team winning the 2016 Stanley Cup if you want to take a chance before the odds become even clearer near the end of the season.
30. Carolina Hurricanes 300-1
The Carolina Hurricanes are once again proving they are one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League. They may not be the worst team in the league, but they’re not getting any respect from the bettors and sportsbooks. The Hurricanes have several all-star players, but they are not able to play as a team right now. The parity in the league gives them a chance to make the playoffs, but betting on them to win the Stanley Cup is just wasting money.
29. Toronto Maple Leafs 200-1
The Toronto Maple Leafs made one of the biggest offseason acquisitions when they signed head coach Mike Babcock. The Maple Leafs have improved their level of play behind the best coach in the league, but they just do not have the talent to compete with the top teams in the NHL. Toronto has some of the most passionate fans in the league, and even they know not to put any money on the team.
28. Colorado Avalanche 200-1
The Colorado Avalanche surprised everyone when they were one of the top teams in the league in the 2013-14 season, but their play has quickly deteriorated since that surprise season. The Avalanche have a lot of promising young stars, but they can’t get production from all of them on a consistent basis. They do not deserve to be this low on the list, but the Avalanche still have no chance of winning the Stanley Cup.