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Las Vegas Has A New Stanley Cup Favorite

January 3, 2017
Greg Boysen

The 2016-17 National Hockey League season has seen its fair share of streaks since opening night in October. The season started with the Montreal Canadiens not losing in regulation until their 11thgame of the year. We have seen a 10-game winning streak by the Philadelphia Flyers and the Minnesota Wild winning 12 games in a row.

No streak has been more impressive than the one the Columbus Blue Jackets are currently riding. With their 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night, the Jackets have now won 16 straight games. They are now just one win shy of tying the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins for the longest winning streak in NHL history.

The odds makers at Bovada have taken notice and now list the Blue Jackets as the favorite to win the 2017 Stanley Cup at 7/1, which is very impressive considering they were 28/1 to win it all on December 1.

In case you are wondering, those 1992-93 Penguins lost in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs to the New Jersey Devils.

Here are Bovada’s full list of Stanley Cup odds:

Columbus Blue Jackets: 7/1

Chicago Blackhawks: 15/2

Minnesota Wild: 8/1

Pittsburgh Penguins: 8/1

New York Rangers: 9/1

Montreal Canadiens: 14/1

Washington Capitals: 14/1

Edmonton Oilers: 16/1

St. Louis Blues: 16/1

San Jose Sharks: 16/1

Anaheim Ducks: 20/1

Ottawa Senators: 25/1

Tampa Bay Lightning: 25/1

Boston Bruins: 28/1

Calgary Flames: 28/1

Los Angeles Kings: 28/1

Dallas Stars: 33/1

Nashville Predators: 33/1

Philadelphia Flyers: 33/1

Toronto Maple Leafs: 40/1

Winnipeg Jets: 50/1

Florida Panthers: 66/1

Vancouver Canucks: 100/1

Buffalo Sabres: 150/1

Carolina Hurricanes: 150/1

Detroit Red Wings: 150/1

New Jersey Devils: 150/1

New York Islanders: 150/1

Arizona Coyotes: 500/1

Colorado Avalanche: 500/1

Source: Bovada Sports Book
Image Credit: Getty Images

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