Bovada pegs Blackhawks as Cup favorites

Bovada pegs Blackhawks as Cup favorites
September 30, 2013, 11:00 am
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CSN Staff

Plenty of pressure rests on a team following a championship victory, especially when a majority of the roster is returning to defend their title. 

As the Blackhawks near the start of the 2013-14 campaign, players have fielded a number of questions about avoiding a Stanley-Cup hangover, the potential of building a dynasty in the cap-era and the chances of repeating this upcoming season. 

Fan expectations are high. Team expectations are even higher. As difficult as repeating is — especially in this day and age — the Blackhawks' No. 1 goal is to keep the Stanley Cup in Chicago.

According to Bovada, the odds are in the Blackhawks' favor. Here's a look at the betting website's latest odds for the 2013-14 Stanley Cup champions:

Blackhawks: 6/1

Penguins: 15/2

Bruins: 10/1

Kings, Blues: 12/1