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The Blackhawks Still The Betting Favorite Even Without Patrick Kane

By Keith Schultz
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Feb 11, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) during the third period at the United Center. The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks lost Patrick Kane for the rest of the regular season and he was possibly on his way to the scoring lead and the MVP trophy.

The betting odds are always fun to look at certain points of the season and after the trade deadline with the finish line distant but in sight it’s always fun to see what Las Vegas has to say about the NHL.

Although losing Kane, the Betters must have liked the pick ups of Antoine Vermette, Kimmo Timonen, and Andrew Dejardins, and when looking at the odds for all the teams its still a Western Conference Stanley Cup to win or lose.

It’s pretty interesting the difference between the opening night odds and today’s current odds.

Here is the odds on opening night in October.

Chicago Blackhawks 6/1
Los Angeles Kings 8/1
Anaheim Ducks 9/1
Boston Bruins 11/1
Montreal Canadiens 12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 12/1
Minnesota Wild 14/1
San Jose Sharks 14/1
St. Louis Blues 14/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 14/1
Dallas Stars 22/1
Detroit Red Wings 25/1
New York Rangers 25/1
Colorado Avalanche 28/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 33/1
New York Islanders 33/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 33/1
Vancouver Canucks 33/1
Washington Capitals 33/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
Nashville Predators 50/1
New Jersey Devils 50/1
Philadelphia Flyers 50/1
Arizona Coyotes 66/1
Calgary Flames 66/1
Winnipeg Jets 100/1
Buffalo Sabres 150/1
Carolina Hurricanes 150/1
Edmonton Oilers 150/1
Florida Panthers 150/1

(odds from Brovada.com)

And here are the odds as of today.

Chicago Blackhawks 15/2
Anaheim Ducks 9/1
Nashville Predators 9/1
Montreal Canadiens 10/1
St. Louis Blues 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 12/1
New York Islanders 12/1
New York Rangers 12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 12/1
Boston Bruins 14/1
Detroit Red Wings 14/1
Minnesota Wild 14/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 14/1
Washington Capitals 18/1
San Jose Sharks 25/1
Vancouver Canucks 25/1
Calgary Flames 33/1
Winnipeg Jets 33/1
Florida Panthers 66/1
Philadelphia Flyers 66/1
Colorado Avalanche 200/1
Dallas Stars 200/1
Ottawa Senators 200/1
New Jersey Devils 500/1

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The Blackhawks have been at the top all season long while Nashville has skyrocketed from 50/1 to near the top at 9/1.  And if for some reason you put some money on the Florida Panthers at the beginning of the season at 500/1 what an incredible upset that would be in the spring.

The best value has to be the Kings because they are the Kings and they never go away, but it’s interesting that the Blackhawks are still at the top of the betting line even with the loss of Patrick Kane.

Even Las Vegas knows that the Chicago Blackhawks are All-in this season as they sit a top of the betting line.

What do you  think of the betting odds? Joke or something fun to look at?

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