Why wait for the Stanley Cup to be handed out? The Las Vegas Hilton is releasing futures odds to win the Stanley Cup next season as the Kings lead the Devils 3-2 in the finals heading into Game 6.
-The top three favorites listed were ousted in the first round of the playoffs this year.
-Seven teams have identical 10-1 odds as the second favorites, an indicator of the parity in the NHL.
-The Ducks, Sabres and Lightning are all listed at a respectable 20-1 despite none of them making the playoffs this year.
-The Devils are listed at 30-1 despite making the finals.
-Next to the Canucks at 10-1, the Jets have the lowest odds for any Canadian team at 40-1.
ODDS TO WIN 2012-2013 STANLEY CUP
RED WINGS 10
MAPLE LEAFS 60
BLUE JACKETS 300