Blackhawks Have 4th-Best Odds To Win Stanley Cup

(CBS) As the Stanley Cup playoffs open Wednesday, the defending champion Blackhawks aren’t favored to repeat. The team with the highest expectations heading into the postseason is the Boston, which Chicago topped last season in the Cup finals.

As it is, the Blackhawks have the fourth-best odds to win the Stanley Cup. Here’s the list, courtesy of

Boston Bruins: 7/2
St. Louis Blues: 6/1
Pittsburgh Penguins: 7/1
Chicago Blackhawks: 8/1
Anaheim Ducks: 9/1
San Jose Sharks: 9/1
Los Angeles Kings: 10/1
Colorado Avalanche: 14/1
Detroit Red Wings: 20/1
Montreal Canadiens: 20/1
New York Rangers: 20/1
Philadelphia Flyers: 20/1
Tampa Bay Lightning: 25/1
Minnesota Wild: 40/1
Columbus Blue Jackets: 50/1
Dallas Stars: 50/1

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