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Canucks given highest odds to win Stanley Cup by Bodog

TSN.ca Staff

9/22/2011 7:31:41 PM

Vegas odds makers think the Vancouver Canucks not only have a good chance to make it back to the Stanley Cup Final this season, but to win it as well.

Bodog released its odds to win the 2012 Stanley Cup on Thursday, and the Canucks were given the best odds, tied with the Washington Capitals, at 7-1.

Last year's Stanley Cup champions, the Boston Bruins, have the next best odds at 10-1. The uncertain status of Sidney Crosby's health didn't hurt the Pittsburgh Penguins' odds too much, as they also come in at 10-1 to win the Cup.

The Montreal Canadiens were the second highest Canadian team on the list, with odds of 25-1. The Calgary Flames are next as 40-1 longshots to win the Cup while the Toronto Maple Leafs are an even riskier bet at 50-1.

The first-year Winnipeg Jets are next with 60-1 odds, followed by the Edmonton Oilers at 65-1 and the Ottawa Senators at 70-1.

Looking to win big by picking an unlikely choice? The New York Islanders were given the worst odds to win the Stanley Cup at 80-1.