NHL Futures (06/17/14)

By john Ewing
NHL Futures odds – which team is the favorite to win the title in 2015? Odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.

Unless you are a Los Angeles Kings fan, you are probably already looking forward to next season. Free agency, trades and the NHL Draft will change many teams before the puck drops on the 2015 season, but it is never too early to look at which teams are favored to win the Stanley Cup.

The Chicago Blackhawks are 7/1 favorites to win the Stanley Cup. A championship in 2015 would be the Blackhawks third title in six years. The reigning champions, the Los Angeles Kings, are 10/1 to repeat. No team has won back-to-back Stanley Cups since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998.

Additional Highlights
  • The West is strong – seven of the top ten teams hail from the Western Conference
  • The top thirteen teams with the best odds all made the 2014 playoffs.
  • Vancouver (25/1) is the best-regarded non-playoff team.
  • Despite representing the East in the Stanley Cup Finals, the New York Rangers (16/1) have just the eighth best odds.
  • Buffalo finished with the fewest points (52) in the league; the Sabres are 100/1 longshots.

2014-15 NHL Title Odds

Team Odds
Chicago Blackhawks 7/1
Boston Bruins 8/1
Los Angeles Kings 9/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 10/1
St. Louis Blues 12/1
Anaheim Ducks 14/1
San Jose Sharks 14/1
New York Rangers 16/1
Colorado Avalanche 18/1
Minnesota Wild 20/1
Montreal Canadiens 20/1
Detroit Red Wings 22/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 25/1
Vancouver Canucks 25/1
Philadelphia Flyers 28/1
Dallas Stars 33/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 33/1
Washington Capitals 33/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 40/1
New Jersey Devils 40/1
Edmonton Oilers 50/1
Ottawa Senators 50/1
Phoenix Coyotes 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 50/1
Calgary Flames 66/1
Carolina Hurricanes 66/1
Nashville Predators 66/1
New York Islanders 66/1
Florida Panthers 75/1
Buffalo Sabres 100/1