Boston Bruins Hold Best Odds to Win Stanley Cup in 2015


May 14, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; The Boston Bruins acknowledge the crowd after being defeated by the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in game seven of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Odds Liking the Bruins

The Los Angeles Kings just sealed themselves as Stanley Cup champions this season, but that doesn’t meant the Boston Bruins aren’t favorites for a Stanley Cup next year.

According to, the Bruins have the best odds (8:1), tied with the Chicago Blackhawks, to win it all in 2015. Obviously, one can’t make very accurate predictions right now, considering the fact that  NHL free agency hasn’t even started yet, but it’s still intriguing to see where the money presently lingers.

The Kings sit in the third spot, knotted with the Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues at 12:1 odds. Despite representing the East in the Stanley Cup finals, the New York Rangers stand even farther behind LA, in 12th place.

The Montreal Canadiens, who eliminated the Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinals about a month ago, are ranked 10th (18:1 odds).

At the bottom of the table, the Calgary Flames, Nashville Predators and Buffalo Sabres all exist at 100:1. The Edmonton Oilers finished this regular season in the Western Conference’s last place, but will supposedly have better luck down the road, the 18th best team in 2015, Vegas believes.

Here’s the complete list of NHL teams–favorites, middle men, and long shots to snag the Cup in ’15.

1. Boston Bruins 8:1
2. Chicago Blackhawks 8:1
3. Los Angeles Kings 12:1
4. Pittsburgh Penguins 12:1
5. St. Louis Blues 12:1
6. San Jose Sharks 14:1
7. Anaheim Ducks 14:1
8. Minnesota Wild 15:1
9. Colorado Avalanche 16:1
10. Montreal Canadiens 18:1
11. New York Rangers 18:1
12. Detroit Red Wings 18:1
13. Tampa Bay Lightning 23:1
14. Columbus Blue Jackets 33:1
15. Dallas Stars 33:1
16. Philadelphia Flyers 33:1
17. Vancouver Canucks 55:1
18. Edmonton Oilers 55:1
19. Ottawa Senators 55:1
20. Arizona Coyotes 55:1
21. Washington Capitals 55:1
22. Winnipeg Jets 55:1
23. Toronto Maple Leafs 55:1
24. New York Islanders 65:1
25. Florida Panthers 65:1
26. New Jersey Devils 65:1
27. Carolina Hurricanes 65:1
28. Calgary Flames 100:1
29. Nashville Predators 100:1
30. Buffalo Sabres 100:1