Early Odds of Each Team Winning the 2016 Stanley Cup
21. Florida Panthers 55-1
The Florida Panthers have the talent to compete for a playoff spot all season, but it tough to see them putting together a great run in the playoffs. The Panthers can contend with any team in the league, but they do not have any star players that put teams on their back in the playoffs. If the Panthers make a good trade or two, then these odds will certainly drop by the end of the season.
20. Columbus Blue Jackets 50-1
The sportsbooks in Vegas are naming the Columbus Blue Jackets the 20th best team in the NHL despite sitting in last place in the Eastern Conference. It is hard to bet on the Blue Jackets to turnaround their season when they have never proven an ability to win an important game. They are not have bad as they have played so far this season, but they have shown nothing to warrant a bet on them to win the Stanley Cup.
19. Vancouver Canucks 45-1
No team in the NHL knows how to disappoint their fans quite like the Vancouver Canucks, which may explain their spot on this list. The Canucks once again have the talent to contend for a Stanley Cup, but it is hard to put money on them after seeing them collapse in the playoffs nearly every season. If the Vancouver Canucks were not able to win a Stanley Cup with the Sedin twins in their prime, they there is no reason to believe they can do it with their two best players nearing the end of their career.