Bovada: Blackhawks still favored to win 2015 Stanley Cup

Bovada: Blackhawks still favored to win 2015 Stanley Cup
September 2, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Nina Falcone

We're still weeks from training camp and the Chicago Blackhawks have some work to do in order to address their salary-cap issues before the upcoming campaign begins, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start picking favorites heading into the 2014-15 NHL season. 

Bovada released its updated 2015 Stanley Cup odds, and the Blackhawks are (once again) headlining the charts.

NHL team Odds at winning 2015 Stanley Cup
Chicago Blackhawks 13/2
Los Angeles Kings 9/1
Boston Bruins 10/1
Anaheim Ducks 12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 12/1
St. Louis Blues 12/1
San Jose Sharks 14/1
Minnesota Wild 16/1
New York Rangers 16/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 16/1
Colorado Avalanche 18/1
Montreal Canadiens 18/1
Dallas Stars 20/1
Detroit Red Wings 22/1
Philadelphia Flyers 28/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 33/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 40/1
Vancouver Canucks 40/1
Washington Capitals 40/1
Edmonton Oilers 50/1
New Jersey Devils 50/1
Arizona Coyotes 66/1
Carolina Hurricanes 66/1
New York Islanders 66/1
Ottawa Senators 66/1
Winnipeg Jets 66/1
Buffalo Sabres 75/1
Calgary Flames 75/1
Florida Panthers 75/1
Nashville Predators 75/1

For quite some time now, the Blackhawks have been riding atop Bovada's charts, and there's really no reason to see them drop much before the start of the upcoming campaign. 

Yes, the team will have some roster moves they'll need to make — which will likely happen around the time of training camp — but fans likely won't see too drastic of a change before the season opens. 

But expect to see the Kings continue to remain neck-and-neck with the Blackhawks. Like Chicago in 2013, they're returning the majority of their championship roster, so as more preseason rankings get released in the upcoming weeks, those two will remain in a close race.