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Toronto Maple Leafs Have 33/1 Odds To Win 2015 Stanley Cup 

The Stanley Cup Final is completed, the Los Angeles Kings have been crowned 2014 champions and the NHL’s offseason is officially underway, so what better time to look ahead to next season?

Bovada Sportsbook released their 2015 Stanley Cup odds and the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the middle of the pack at 33/1. Joining them at 16th in the league are the Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals.

All the usual suspects are at the top of the list, with the Chicago Blackhawks the favourites at 7/1. The Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild and Montreal Canadiens follow them in order.

At the other end, the Buffalo Sabres have the lowest odds in the league at 100/1. The Florida Panthers, New York Islanders, Nashville Predators, Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames join them at the bottom.

If I were looking for a couple of underdogs to bet on, I would consider the Islanders and Ottawa Senators. The Islanders look like they’ve finally found a solution at goaltender with Jaroslav Halak. The Senators should see a bounce-back season in goal from Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner should continue to improve. If they can find some help on the back-end in the offseason, they could vault up the Atlantic Division standings.

As for the Toronto Maple Leafs, I think they’ve got a ways to go before they can do any damage in the playoffs and 33/1 odds are generous for this team. If they make the right moves this offseason (a big if, considering who the general manager is) they might be able to improve, but they need some serious help on defense and at centre.

Which teams’ odds do you like next season? Which ones do you think won’t live up to expectations? Is the Leafs’ reputation as a middle-of-the-pack team deserved?

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13 Comments on Toronto Maple Leafs Have 33/1 Odds To Win 2015 Stanley Cup 

  1. jimithy says:

    Get rid of ‘the sulk’ Kessel, ‘the dreamer’ Dion, ‘double trouble’ Gunnerson and Kuleman, ‘little’ Clarkson and ‘the annoying’ Andy Frost, and everything will be alright. If not, the team will implode and finish on the bottom.

    • Tim Bayer says:

      “Get rid of Kessel”? Are you a Habs fan?

      • jimithy says:

        That is an insult. A Habs fan, never. never. never. ( but they do play with more heart than the Leafs ). Kessel can score all the goals he wants and impress with his statistics. But, in the playoffs where the checking and hitting factor escalate look for that guy to become invisible and start taking his customary ‘circling the rink’ skate on each unproductive shift and then sulk his way back to the bench where he will sit with head resting on forearms gazing at the floor waiting for the buzzer to end the game. Fellow players will find it deflating.

    • Andrew says:

      BTW – finishing on the bottom this season could make for a cup contender for the next decade…..there’s this guy available in the 2015 draft, maybe you’ve heard of him – Connor McDavid? Lose the lottery and take Jack Eichel at no. 2. If things get tough ¾s of the way through, I say bomb all the way!

      • Tim Bayer says:

        I’d love for that to happen, but unfortunately I think we’re mired in this mediocre morass right on the edge of the Eastern Conference playoff race. One can dream though.

  2. Andrew says:

    33/1 – set the parade route bitches!

  3. Chester says:

    33/1 odds seems pretty low, considering strength of Western conference, historical flops, losing streak and not trading dion phaneuf id say their odds are probaly closer to 50/1..

    • Andrew says:

      Odds are low at this time of year because rosters are nowhere near stable yet. The odds setters are being conservative to avoid loss in profit. Assuming the Leafs do not make massive changes to their roster, the odds will decrease as the beginning of the season approaches.

      • Chester says:

        oh i get that their just watching their own end unless they make a serious change i expect them to be about 50/1

        • Andrew says:

          It’s difficult to say what they will be set at compared to what they actually are, but you can guarantee that the odds will be adjusted downwards even still to avoid massive payouts.

  4. A13276 says:

    The Leaf doubters are going to be mighty shocked when they hit for 94 to 100 points; they’re a wolf in sheep’s clothing – and that is without any additions – just staying healthy!

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