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08:41 AM ET 06.13 | Though it seems like quite a while ago now, the Penguins were a popular pick to win the Cup as the playoffs opened. The team with the best odds to win in 2012-13, according to the gambling website bodog.ca, is the Pittsburgh Penguins with 7/1 odds. The defending champion Kings are listed in second place at 11/1 while the New York Islanders, Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild have the worst odds at 75/1. Among Canadian teams the Vancouver Canucks have the best odds at 12/1 followed by the Toronto Maple Leafs at 35/1, the Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets at 40/1, the Calgary Flames at 50/1, with the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens sharing 60/1 odds.

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June 13, 2012  08:58 AM ET

i hope the Pens and Flyers end up in PO series again next season...

June 13, 2012  08:58 AM ET

Right...let the offseason begin. I saw this in the paper this am. I thin The rangers are 2nd choice. Someone should save these figures, and next June see how accurate this was.
Leafs rated higher than Habs?

June 13, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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i hope the Pens and Flyers end up in PO series again next season...

I hope there IS a next season, what with Fehr and Loth-able in Las Vegas negotiations

June 13, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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I hope there IS a next season, what with Fehr and Loth-able in Las Vegas negotiations

+1

June 13, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I hope there IS a next season, what with Fehr and Loth-able in Las Vegas negotiations

+2

June 13, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Oh Pulllleeasse! If there is a season the Pens will finish 4th, like they always do, and may actually get out of the first round, but Stanley Cup? A lot of stars would have to align before that would happen.

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June 13, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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I hope there IS a next season, what with Fehr and Loth-able in Las Vegas negotiations

I apologise for the early morning pun, by the way. I usually wait for Canuck before i start

June 13, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Toronto has 35/1 odds??? It just goes to show that Vegas oddsmakers know nothing about the NHL.

June 13, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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Toronto has 35/1 odds??? It just goes to show that Vegas oddsmakers know nothing about the NHL.

I guess the logic is that they are due? Okay overdue...okay really overdue...

June 13, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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I guess the logic is that they are due? Okay overdue...okay really overdue...

So are the Chicago Cubs. I doubt they got 35/1 odds. ;o)

June 13, 2012  09:40 AM ET

By the way congratulations to the Norfolk Admirals (Tampa) for winning the Calder Cup over the Toronto Marlies.

June 13, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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I apologise for the early morning pun, by the way. I usually wait for Canuck before i start

If you've got one that good please don't wait for me. :-)

June 13, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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If you've got one that good please don't wait for me. :-)

kind words from a fellow paronomasiac

June 13, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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kind words from a fellow paronomasiac

I tried a twelve step program but I just ended up on the second floor.

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June 13, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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I tried a twelve step program but I just ended up on the second floor.

I refuse to stop. I will always do this, if for no other reason than the delightful reactions.
So I will continue to give newspaper subscriptions as gifts, because there is "No Present like The Times". Or use the same to put wet shoes on, because "These are The Times that dry men's soles"
And I apologise for none of it

June 13, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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I would prefer that people stop calling certain teams the "favorites".The damn 8 seed won the cup this year. Favorites mean nothing.Everybody and their mother was picking the Pens to play Vancouver in the Cup this year, and what happened? Both teams got ousted in the first round.

I agree with this, and I do take issue with the underdog call also.
8 seed indeed, but they were picked early on by some people, and just underacheived all season.

June 13, 2012  10:04 AM ET

am I the only one here that feels that Toronto being at 35 to 1 is really only put to stimulate some betting action in the world's biggest hockey market? Ridiculous.

 
June 13, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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I would prefer that people stop calling certain teams the "favorites".The damn 8 seed won the cup this year. Favorites mean nothing.Everybody and their mother was picking the Pens to play Vancouver in the Cup this year, and what happened? Both teams got ousted in the first round.

that's because everybody likes the frontrunners. I would never have put Vancouver in the finals, that's for sure.

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