Frankly, I'd be looking at a dark horse. Either Chicago or Anaheim. Pittsburgh also could surprise and win the cup this year. Their defense is iffy, but they've packed a hell of a lot of offensive weapons around Crosby, and Lemieux still produces big time in the games he manages to play, even when he's limping.
These odds makers are clearly not people in the know. Unless they haven't updated since the last season.
Although they've got Florida pegged, I'll give them that. Gonna take a lot of "what ifs" to muscle the Cats into the playoffs this season.
So what are you saying Clash...there's no sense playing the games?
Gotta love Vegas...setting lines before teams have finalized their rosters. I guess that's why you see such ranges. Look at the Oil offered from 18-1 to 55-1 or the Blackhawks from 30-1 to 100-1.
Heimy if I was sayin there's no point in playin the games, I wouldn't have brought up the '96 Panthers that were like a hundred to one odds at goin to the cup, and possibly five hundred to one odds of winning it. Don't remember the exact numbers, but I do remember the odds were in the hundreds and talkin to Jovo and Rhett at Gatsby's and tellin them they were goin deep into the playoffs that year, before they were even done playin the exhibition games.