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NHL: Stanley Cup Odds For 16 Contenders

By Mike Brennan
Jun 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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With the calendar now saying January, that means NHL teams are quickly approaching their 41st game played — if they haven’t already surpassed that mark. At 41 games, teams are officially halfway through their season. So, since teams have had more than enough time to create or destroy a Stanley Cup shot, we here at Blackhawk Up have decided that tackling odds for teams is a great idea, at this point in the season.

Our Stanley Cup champion odds will focus on the top 10 teams and six honorable mentions, and will be based off of Vegas odds (per Vegas Insider). Since Vegas is the epicenter of all things sports betting, this is the best way to go about ranking teams’ odds. Along with the odds, we’ll look forward at the second half of each of the 16 teams’ schedules for the second half of the regular season. These are not my odds, but instead those of Vegas. I am merely reporting those odds, so do not kill the messenger. And just to clarify, the honorable mentions are in no particular order.

As always, most people will probably disagree with some thoughts or odds here, so feel free to add your own input in the comments or on social media.

So, let’s waste no more time and get to some Stanley Cup talk.

Next: Honorable Mention: New Jersey Devils

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