Updated Stanley Cup Odds – March 21st Edition

Updated Stanley Cup Odds – March 21st Edition

Written by on March 21, 2018

It’s that time of the year where many of the major sports are seeing their regular seasons come close to the end. While it’s sad that the season will be over, we will still have the playoffs to look forward to, and they are none more fast-paced or exciting than the race to win the NHL Championship. There are still a lot of playoff spots to be decided in both conferences, but it is never too early to start looking ahead at the Stanley Cup odds. Everyone is out to knock off the Pittsburgh Penguins, and there are several teams in with a shot at doing just that. Let’s look at the current odds to become the NHL Champions this season.

Updated Stanley Cup Odds – March 21st Edition

Nashville Predators

  • Stanley Cup Odds: +300
This team rode the stellar play of goalie Pekka Rinne to the Stanley Cup Final last year before falling to the Penguins. They are once again leaders in goals-against average this season but have also added a bunch of scoring to their line-up, something that was missing last year. This team certainly looks like the complete package, and with the playoff experience from last season and a desire to go one better under their belts, they certainly seem tough to bet against.

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Stanley Cup Odds: +380
The immediate future of this team was a little uncertain, as all the tabloids had Steven Stamkos bolting the Lightning and heading to Toronto. He decided to stay where he was, and the Lightning has strengthened their squad to become one of the best in the NHL. They are not the best team in the defensive end of the ice, but as the top goal scorers in the league, not to mention one of the best power play units, they can quickly blow the competition off the ice.

Boston Bruins

  • Stanley Cup Odds: +580
While it’s fun to see a new team in as one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup, it’s also cool to see a pair of Original Six teams in the mix. The Boston Bruins have created a great balance between offense, defense, and special teams, and are just solid in every single department. They should clinch a playoff berth in the next few days, and they still have a legitimate shot at running down the Lightning and winning the Atlantic Division.

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Stanley Cup Odds: +750
No matter which team you follow in the NHL, it’s good to see the Leafs back in contention again after years in the wilderness. Getting a proven head coach in Mike Babcock into the fold helped turn things around quicker than some people might have imagined possible. The Maple Leafs remain as one of the favorites at the latest Stanley Cup Odds. The Leafs were a surprise playoff team last year, but this season they have made the move up to a legitimate contender. That little bit of playoff experience from last season is going to help them this time around.

Vegas Golden Knights

  • Stanley Cup Odds: +750
Anyone who said that they saw this coming before the start of the season is quite possibly not telling the truth. The Vegas Golden Knights started their inaugural season in the NHL with a bang, but we were all sitting back waiting for the bubble to burst, which it never did. They have been boosted by the play of Marc Andre Fleury between the pipes, but they are also a team that knows how to spread out the scoring, which is always dangerous.

Rest of the Bunch

  • Winnipeg Jets: +800
  • Washington Capitals: +1800
  • San Jose Sharks: +1800
  • Philadelphia Flyers: +1800
  • Minnesota Wild: +1800
  • Los Angeles Kings: +2000
  • Colorado Avalanche: +2000
  • New Jersey Devils: +2300
  • Anaheim Ducks: +2300
  • St. Louis Blues: +3000
  • Dallas Stars: +3000
  • Florida Panthers: +3300
  • Calgary Flames: +5000
  • Carolina Hurricanes: 15000
  • New York Rangers: +20000
  • New York Islanders: +30000
  • Chicago Blackhawks: +35000
  • Edmonton Oilers: 35000

Last 15 Stanley Cup Champions

  • 2017: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2016: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2015: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2014: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2013: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2012: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2011: Boston Bruins
  • 2010: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2009: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2008: Detroit Red Wings
  • 2007: Anaheim Ducks
  • 2006: Carolina Hurricanes
  • 2005: Season Cancelled
  • 2004: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 2003: New Jersey Devils