Stanley Cup Futures (09/28/15)

By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
Odds to win the 2016 Stanley Cup. Odds courtesy of

As we lace up our skates for the start of the 2015-16 NHL season, one question is on everyone's mind.

Which team will win the Stanley Cup?

The Blackhawks will raise another Stanley Cup banner when they host the New York Rangers in the season opener. The oddsmakers pick Chicago (13/2) to win a fourth Cup in seven years.

Tampa Bay was within two games of winning last year's Cup. The Lightning are a young team with two franchise players (Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman) that have the second best odds (9/1) to win it all.

The Anaheim Ducks (9/1), Los Angeles Kings (11/1), New York Rangers (12/1) and Pittsburgh Penguins are all 12/1 or better.

Calgary defied the odds and made the playoffs last year despite having one of the worst Corsi percentages in the NHL. Is regression coming? The Flames are listed at 40/1, the worst odds for any playoff team from last year.

According to our Power Rankings, Columbus is a top 10 team. The Blue Jackets are 25/1 to win it all and could be an undervalued club with upside.

The Arizona Coyotes are the biggest longshots at 250/1.

Here are the early odds for every NHL team to win the 2016 Stanley Cup.

Team Odds
Chicago Blackhawks 13/2
Tampa Bay Lightning 9/1
Anaheim Ducks 9/1
Los Angeles Kings 11/1
New York Rangers 12/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 12/1
St. Louis Blues 14/1
Minnesota Wild 14/1
Nashville Predators 18/1
Washington Capitals 18/1
Montreal Canadiens 18/1
New York Islanders 22/1
Boston Bruins 25/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 25/1
Detroit Red Wings 25/1
Winnipeg Jets 28/1
Edmonton Oilers 28/1
Calgary Flames 28/1
Dallas Stars 33/1
San Jose Sharks 33/1
Ottawa Senators 40/1
Vancouver Canucks 66/1
Colorado Avalanche 66/1
Florida Panthers 66/1
Philadelphia Flyers 75/1
New Jersey Devils 100/1
Buffalo Sabres 100/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 100/1
Carolina Hurricanes 150/1
Arizona Coyotes 250/1