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06:03 PM ET 04.29 | Now that we know where each of the 16 teams have landed in their respective conferences and who they'll face in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, it's time to look at the odds-on favorite to win it all. Courtesy of VegasInsider.com, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup this year with odds of 7/2. This isn't surprising given the Pens won the Eastern Conference and loaded up on veteran talent at the trade deadline. But when you consider they weren't the best team in the league this year -- close, mind you, but still five points back of the President's Trophy winning Chicago Blackhawks -- it is somewhat surprising that the Penguins are the odds-on favorite.

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April 30, 2013  04:48 AM ET

Let's Go Pens!!!

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April 30, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Let's sit back and enjoy the festivities.

April 30, 2013  08:20 AM ET

And - GO ALLEN AMERICANS!!!

April 30, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Penguins favored to win Stanley Cup...

Again? Well, maybe they have a better chance now that Philly's home....

April 30, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Let's Go Pens!!!

Too bad the Stanley Cup isn't won on paper or Bettman could just hand the Cup to them now and we all go home. But, as we know, there are too many variables at play. Injuries is one but the biggest variable is goaltending. Is MAF up to the task?

April 30, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And - GO ALIEN AMERICANS!!!

Fixed that for Otis.

(sorry that's the team from Arizona)

April 30, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Fixed that for Otis.

(sorry that's the team from Arizona)

Por Favor?

April 30, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Por Favor?

Si Amigo

April 30, 2013  10:18 AM ET

GO ISLANDERS!!!!!

April 30, 2013  11:30 AM ET

Go Islanders.

April 30, 2013  12:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

GO ISLANDERS!!!!!

They ain't going ANY where!!!!!!!!

<bows head and flips quarter to Paul Bearer>

 
April 30, 2013  04:05 PM ET

too early to pick the Pens yet......a lot can happen in the next few weeks.

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