Lockout or no lockout, NHL futures odds still available

Sep 16, 2012 |
Lockout or no lockout, NHL futures odds are still available.

The league officially locked out its players with the CBA expiring this weekend, putting the 2012-13 NHL season in jeopardy – hockey’s second work stoppage in eight years. The schedule is supposed to start on Oct. 11 but talks between the league and the players’ union aren’t going anywhere.

"We've shown we're willing to give, but they've got to be willing," Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby told the media. "It seems like there's a pretty hard line there, and they're not willing to budge."

If the sides do come to an agreement in time to salvage the season, Crosby and his Penguins are the odds on favorite to win the Stanley Cup. Here’s a look at the 2012-13 NHL futures, which may be all for not if hockey doesn’t figure this mess out soon:

Stanley Cup Winner

Pittsburgh Penguins +800
New York Rangers +1100
Vancouver Canucks +1100
Los Angeles Kings +1200
Philadelphia Flyers +1400
Chicago Blackhawks +1600
Boston Bruins +1600
St. Louis Blues +1800
Detroit Red Wings +2000
San Jose Sharks +2300
Washington Capitals +2500
Buffalo Sabres +2800
Carolina Hurricanes +2800
Nashville Predators +3300
New Jersey Devils +3300
Tampa Bay Lightning +3500
Minnesota Wild +3500
Anaheim Ducks +4500
Ottawa Senators +4500
Toronto Maple Leafs +5000
Edmonton Oilers +5000
Phoenix Coyotes +5000
Montreal Canadiens +5500
Florida Panthers +5500
Dallas Stars +6600
Winnipeg Jets +7000
Colorado Avalanche +7000
Calgary Flames +7000
New York Islanders +12500
Columbus Blue Jackets +22500

Odds courtesy of Sportsbook.com.

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