Complete Stanley Cup odds for 2017-18 season released

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It wasn’t long after Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins were finished hoisting the Stanley Cup that hockey fans began looking towards next season.

With the upcoming expansion draft and 2017 NHL Draft around the corner, clubs really don’t have any down time before they become fully immersed in off-season mode.

The Penguins haven’t even planned their parade route yet but betting odds for next season have already been released.

Not surprisingly, Mike Sullivan’s team currently sits as the favourite to win a third consecutive Cup. It would be an incredible feat considering the last franchise to win it all more than two years in a row was the New York Islanders when they won four straight from 1980-1983. The core of Pittsburgh’s roster (Crosby, Malkin, Kessel, Letang, Murray etc…) is expected to remain intact so the Penguins going on another Cup run is well within the realm of possibility.

While Crosby has cemented his legacy as an all-time great with back-to-back Conn Smythe Trophies, the next generation of NHL stars are aiming to carve out their own piece of history.

Connor McDavid and his young Edmonton Oilers have the second-best odds heading into next season, while Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs are among the top 10 favourites to win it all. The Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets find themselves in the middle of the pack. The Vancouver Canucks have the worst odds among the seven Canadian teams.

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights currently have the worst odds overall, which is understandable considering they only have three players under contract and the eventual makeup of their roster is a complete mystery.

Here is the full list of teams and their odds.

TEAM 2016-17 RESULT 2017-18 ODDS
Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup champions 9-1
Edmonton Oilers Eliminated in second round 10-1
Washington Capitals Eliminated in second round 10-1
Anaheim Ducks Lost in Western Conference Final 14-1
Nashville Predators Lost in Stanley Cup Final 14-1
Chicago Blackhawks Eliminated in first round 14-1
Minnesota Wild Eliminated in first round 14-1
Toronto Maple Leafs Eliminated in first round 16-1
Boston Bruins Eliminated in first round 16-1
New York Rangers Eliminated in second round 18-1
Los Angeles Kings Missed playoffs 18-1
Montreal Canadiens Eliminated in first round 20-1
Columbus Blue Jackets Eliminated in first round 20-1
San Jose Sharks Eliminated in first round 20-1
St. Louis Blues Eliminated in second round 20-1
Tampa Bay Lightning Missed playoffs 20-1
Dallas Stars Missed playoffs 20-1
Ottawa Senators Lost in Eastern Conference Final 25-1
Florida Panthers Missed playoffs 33-1
Calgary Flames Eliminated in first round 33-1
New York Islanders Missed playoffs 40-1
Winnipeg Jets Missed playoffs 40-1
Philadelphia Flyers Missed playoffs 40-1
Buffalo Sabres Missed playoffs 50-1
Carolina Hurricanes Missed playoffs 66-1
Detroit Red Wings Missed playoffs 80-1
Arizona Coyotes Missed playoffs 80-1
Colorado Avalanche Missed playoffs 80-1
New Jersey Devils Missed playoffs 100-1
Vancouver Canucks Missed playoffs 100-1
Vegas Golden Knights N/A 200-1