Keeping the Cup? Blackhawks still favored to repeat

Keeping the Cup? Blackhawks still favored to repeat
February 4, 2014, 2:00 pm
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The Anaheim Ducks remain atop the NHL standings with 85 points, but according to the online betting website Bovada, the Blackhawks are still favorited to come out as the No. 1 team by the end of the postseason.

According to the latest projects from Bovada's oddsmakers, the Blackhawks are given 11/2 odds at becoming the first team to repeat since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are the highest-ranked Eastern Conference team with 6/1 odds, followed by the Boston Bruins at 9/1 odds.

Here's a look at the top 10 lines, according to Bovada:

Team Odds
Chicago Blackhawks 11/2
St. Louis Blues 6/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 6/1
Anaheim Ducks 7/1
Boston Bruins 9/1
San Jose Sharks 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 16/1
Colorado Avalanche 20/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 20/1
New York Rangers 25/1

The Florida Panthers are the last team to be ranked, with 300/1 odds. The Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers were left off the boards.