Our team odds for the Stanley Cup
The odds are out from the various legal sports books and online sites, and they generally quote the Red Wings and Sharks as co-favorites to win the Stanley Cup, at around 7-2.
Perhaps there are already yells from fans of other teams about the oddsmakers' showing them "no respect." But the oddsmakers don't worry about "predicting" anything other than the wagering patterns of the public, and then adjusting their odds if it turns out their initial guesses were wrong.
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2009 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
The Stanley Cup playoffs kick off Wednesday. Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and the rest of our NHL team preview the first round: