Place your bets for 2014 Stanley Cup

Place your bets for 2014 Stanley Cup
August 1, 2013, 6:15 pm
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OK, was anyone surprised when the Chicago Blackhawks were picked as the odds-on favorite to win the 2014 Stanley Cup?

I mean, that’s not being very creative, is it?

When Bovada released its odds on which will be the next team name engraved on Lord Stanley’s mug the Blackhawks got the nod at 6/1, followed by the Penguins [13/2], Bruins [10/1], Kings [12/1] and Blues [12/1].

The Caps were tied for 13th on that list at 25/1 odds, while the Florida Panthers were the ultimate dark horse at 150/1 odds.

Below you’ll find the complete list of odds to win the Cup and each conference – the Caps are given a better chance than you may think at winning the East.

But here’s what I want to know. What would the Caps need to do between now and the start of training camp to replace the Blackhawks as the favorites to win the Stanley Cup? Please, realistic options only. No Michal Neuvirth for Shea Weber trades.

And, if they choose to go into the season with the roster they have now, where do you see them finishing in the East? 

Let the debates begin, but first here are your odds:

Odds to win the 2014 Stanley Cup

Chicago Blackhawks                 6/1

Pittsburgh Penguins                  13/2

Boston Bruins                           10/1

Los Angeles Kings                    12/1

St. Louis Blues                          12/1

Detroit Red Wings                     16/1

Vancouver Canucks                   16/1

San Jose Sharks                       18/1

Edmonton Oilers                       20/1

Minnesota Wild                         20/1

New York Rangers                     20/1

Anaheim Ducks                         22/1

Washington Capitals                  25/1

Montreal Canadiens                   25/1

Toronto Maple Leafs                  25/1

Philadelphia Flyers                    28/1

New York Islanders                    33/1

Ottawa Senators                        33/1

Carolina Hurricanes                    40/1

Colorado Avalanche                  40/1

Columbus Blue Jackets             40/1

Dallas Stars                              40/1

New Jersey Devils                     40/1

Nashville Predators                   50/1

Tampa Bay Lightning                 50/1

Winnipeg Jets                           50/1

Phoenix Coyotes                       66/1

Buffalo Sabres                          100/1

Calgary Flames                         100/1

Florida Panthers                        150/1

Odds to Win the 2014 Eastern Conference          

Pittsburgh Penguins                  5/2

Boston Bruins                           19/4

Detroit Red Wings                     17/2

New York Rangers                     11/1

Washington Capitals                  12/1

Montreal Canadiens                   14/1

Toronto Maple Leafs                  14/1

Philadelphia Flyers                    15/1

New York Islanders                    16/1

Ottawa Senators                        16/1

Carolina Hurricanes                    22/1

Columbus Blue Jackets             22/1

New Jersey Devils                     22/1

Tampa Bay Lightning                 22/1

Buffalo Sabres                          40/1

Florida Panthers                        75/1

Odds to Win the 2014 Western Conference          

Chicago Blackhawks                 5/2

Los Angeles Kings                    6/1

St. Louis Blues                          6/1

Vancouver Canucks                   8/1

San Jose Sharks                       17/2

Minnesota Wild                         10/1

Anaheim Ducks                         12/1

Edmonton Oilers                       12/1

Dallas Stars                              18/1

Colorado Avalanche                  25/1

Nashville Predators                   25/1

Winnipeg Jets                           25/1

Phoenix Coyotes                       33/1

Calgary Flames                         40/1