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Sunday, June 15, 2014
Blackhawks favored to win 2015 Cup

By Scott Powers

The Chicago Blackhawks are favored by multiple oddsmakers to win the 2015 Stanley Cup.

The Blackhawks were given the best odds to win next season’s Stanley Cup by Bovada and TopBet, two high-profile sports-betting sites.

The Blackhawks have 15/2 odds on Bovada and are followed by the Boston Bruins (8/1), Pittsburgh Penguins (9/1), Los Angeles Kings (10/1) and St. Louis Blues (10/1). The Blackhawks have 7/1 odds on TopBet and are followed by the Bruins (15/2), Penguins (8/1), Kings (9/1) and Blues (10/1).

The Blackhawks, who won the Stanley Cup in 2013, were eliminated from the playoffs in the Western Conference finals this season. The Kings went on to defeat the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals and won their second Stanley Cup in three seasons.

The Penguins were the favorites after the 2013 season to win the Stanley Cup this season. They had 13/2 odds in June of 2013 and were followed by the Blackhawks (15/2), Bruins (10/1), Blues (12/1), Kings (14/1) and Vancouver Canucks (14/1).