Stanley Cup Odds Give Coyotes Chance to Prove Everyone Wrong

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Yeah, yeah, I know… This is a really polite way of saying that “statistics suggest the Arizona Coyotes will win the 2015 Stanley Cup when hell freezes over”.

As the season approaches, the Las Vegas NHL odds become a hot topic. Every fan wants to go into the season equipped to say that every win is one step closer to overcoming those odds, and every loss can be overlooked- cause the team is believed to be way better than that. We’re just having an off night, guys. Things are going to look better on Thursday. 

Apr 13, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes goalie Thomas Greiss (1) and defenseman Zbynek Michalek (4) celebrate after beating the Dallas Stars 2-1 at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

I’ve seen two different sets of odds.

Odds of Winning
Chicago Blackhawks13/2
Los Angeles Kings9/1
Boston Bruins10/1
Anaheim Ducks12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins12/1
St. Louis Blues12/1
San Jose Sharks14/1
Minnesota Wild16/1
New York Rangers16/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 16/1
Colorado Avalanche18/1
Montreal Canadiens18/1
Dallas Stars20/1
Detroit Red Wings22/1
Philadelphia Flyers28/1
Columbus Blue Jackets33/1
Toronto Maple Leafs40/1
Vancouver Canucks20/1
Washington Capitals40/1
Edmonton Oilers50/1
New Jersey Devils50/1
Carolina Hurricanes66/1
New York Islanders66/1
Ottowa Senators66/1
Arizona Coyotes66/1
Winnipeg Jets66/1
Buffalo Sabres75/1
Calgary Flames75/1
Florida Panthers75/1
Nashville Predators75/1

The first one has the Chicago Blackhawks as the front-runners, with 13/2 odds of winning the Cup.

Odds of Winning Stanley Cup
Boston Bruins8/1
Chicago Blackhawks8/1
Los Angeles Kings8/1
Anaheim Ducks12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins12/1
St. Louis Blues12/1
San Jose Sharks14/1
Colorado Avalanche18/1
Montreal Canadiens18/1
New York Rangers18/1
Tampa Bay Lightning18/1
Detroit Red Wings22/1
Minnesota Wild22/1
Dallas Stars28/1
Philadelphia Flyers30/1
Columbus Blue Jackets45/1
Toronto Maple Leafs45/1
Washington Capitals45/1
Vancouver Canucks55/1
Arizona Coyotes65/1
Edmonton Oilers65/1
New Jersey Devils65/1
Ottawa Senators65/1
Winnipeg Jets65/1
Carolina Hurricanes80/1
Florida Panthers80/1
New York Islanders80/1
Buffalo Sabres100/1
Calgary Flames100/1
Nashville Predators100/1

This second one splits Chicago’s odds with the Boston Bruins and the L.A. Kings (surprise, surprise), reminding all of us that we should have a healthy, developed hatred for Dustin Brown and Milan Lucic in addition to Patrick Kane.

Both sources give the Coyotes some pretty terrible odds, with Vegas Insider putting Arizona at a 65/1 chance and Bovada.LV dropping the team to an abysmal 66/1- while the first at least puts the ‘Yotes over the New Jersey Devils and Edmonton, the latter basically boils down to ‘while you aren’t the Buffalo Sabres, you still don’t have a chance’.

For Coyotes fans, though, this is fantastic news. The team is sitting in what I like to call the hungriest group- all of the teams given similar odds to the Coyotes are exciting looking teams that could skyrocket past the odds given for the season. Let’s look at some of the teams that the Coyotes have to beat-

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