2016 Stanley Cup Odds: Good, Bad, and Ugly

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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

Less than a day after the Chicago Blackhawks claimed their third Stanley Cup in six seasons, Bovada set its 2016 Stanley Cup odds.  To no one’s surprise, the Blackhawks have the best odds at 7/1, just ahead of the New York Rangers at 8/1.  At the bottom of the pack are the Carolina Hurricanes, Buffalo Sabres, and Arizona Coyotes (haven’t they suffered enough lately?) at 100/1.  At this point, prior to the draft and free agency, it’s difficult to quibble with the teams at either end of the spectrum.

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But in between?  Oh, there is plenty of intrigue to go around.  And more importantly, plenty of good and sucker bets to stay away from.

So here at Too Many Men on the Site, we have reviewed the 2016 Stanley Cup odds and offer our suggestions on which teams’ odds look tempting, and which teams’ odds scream “stay away” prior to off-season activity.  Once the draft and more impactful, free agency begins, these odds will change dramatically, so lock them in now.

(Note, gambling is probably not legal wherever you’re reading this, so this is merely for fun…unless of course you “know a guy who knows a guy.”  Then feel free to wager away.)