NHL Stanley Cup 2014 Odds, Preview, & Prediction
Now that the 2013 Stanley Cup has been won by the Chicago Blackhawks in dramatic fashion its time to start looking forward to the 2014 Stanley Cup. The lockout shortened NHL season had dramatic finish with possibly the best finish of any NHL Stanley Cup in history. From beginning to end the Chicago Blackhawks were the elite NHL team now we look ahead at the 2014 Stanley Cup winning odds, previews, and predictions.
The 2014 Stanley Cup odds have Chicago Blackhawks (6/1) as deserving favorite but NHL has not seen back to back champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. Chicago feature very young nucleus but the Stanley Cup hangover can be tough to overcome.
Followed closely behind the Blackhawks is the Pittsburgh Penguins (7/1), Penguins have nearly same team that had best Eastern Conference record last season. Penguins had huge let down in 2013 NHL Conference Finals against Boston but still are second in future odds to win the 2014 Stanley Cup.
NHL frame work is now set up to have much more balance around the league and think its worth taking a price to win the 2014 Stanley Cup. Love a great price as our Winning NHL Stanley Cup 2014 prediction, get it below the listed odds.
Odds to win 2014 NHL Stanley Cup (as of 6/28/13)
|St Louis Blues||12/1|
|Detroit Red Wings||16/1|
|San Jose Sharks||16/1|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||25/1|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||40/1|
|New Jersey Devils||40/1|
|Tampa Bay Lighting||40/1|
2014 NHL Stanley Cup Winning Prediction: Toronto Maple Leafs (25/1)
The Maple Leafs die hard fans have been waiting since 1968 to add their 14th Stanley Cup Trophy and think 2014 is the year Toronto finally gets it down. Last years game 7 collapse against Boston Bruins will motivate the 2013-14 Maple Leafs in the off season and expect the Maple Leafs to come back that much stronger. NHL Eastern Conference is up for grabs and think Toronto has the team to step forward and take advantage of it. Great price on Toronto Maple Leafs as our 2014 Stanley Cup future wager.