Early Odds of Each Team Winning the 2016 Stanley Cup

3. Chicago Blackhawks 9-1

The Chicago Blackhawks have 9-1 odds to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions. The currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference, but nobody can question their ability to turn in on once the games matter the most. Patrick Kane’s transformation into the best forward in the league is only going to make them stronger when the playoffs start.

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Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

2. Dallas Stars 15-2

After missing the playoffs last year, the Dallas Stars are the most shocking team in the league this season. Their top line with Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Patrick Sharp is the best line in the NHL. Every hockey fan can see the Stars just have more talent than almost every other team, which is why they went from overlooked team to the top team in the Western Conference in just 24 games.

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Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

1. New York Rangers 13-2

The New York Rangers have consistently been one of the top teams in the NHL the last few seasons, and this year is no different. There is not a more balanced team in the league, which is why the Rangers are the favorites for the Stanley Cup. The Rangers are built to make deep runs in the playoffs, which proves that just about anything can happen in the NHL playoffs. They may not lift the 2016 Stanley Cup, but there is not a team built to win better than the Rangers right now.

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Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

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