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Blues' Bovada Odds To Win Stanley Cup Slip

It seems that if you're placing a bet on the Blues, you stand to win a little more money this year than last - if they win the Cup.

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Either the oddsmakers at Bovada weren't impressed with the Troy Brouwer and Kyle Brodziak acquisitions, or they disagreed with the retaining of Ken Hitchcock and the coaching staff, because the Blues have slipped in the odds this season as the favorite to win the Stanley Cup. They had 12/1 odds on June 16th, and today they're at 14/1. They're the 7th overall favored team. Here's the list of complete odds from Bovada:

Odds on 6/16/15 Current Odds
Chicago Blackkawks 7/1 13/2
Anaheim Ducks 10/1 10/1
Los Angeles Kings 14/1 10/1
New York Rangers 8/1 10/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 12/1 10/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 14/1 14/1
St. Louis Blues 12/1 14/1
Minnesota Wild 14/1 16/1
Montreal Canadiens 14/1 18/1
Nashville Predators 16/1 18/1
Washington Capitals 18/1 18/1
Boston Bruins 16/1 20/1
New York Islanders 22/1 22/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 33/1 25/1
Calgary Flames 40/1 28/1
Dallas Stars 66/1 28/1
Detroit Red Wings 33/1 28/1
Winnipeg Jets 25/1 28/1
Edmonton Oilers 33/1 33/1
Ottawa Senators 50/1 40/1
San Jose Sharks 40/1 40/1
Vancouver Canucks 40/1 66/1
Colorado Avalanche 66/1 66/1
Florida Panthers 75/1 66/1
New Jersey Devils 66/1 75/1
Philadelphia Flyers 66/1 75/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 66/1 100/1
Buffalo Sabres 100/1 100/1
Carolina Hurricanes 100/1 100/1
Arizona Coyotes 100/1 150/1

A few observations: how can Milan Lucic turn the Kings into the number three favorites to win the Cup, and how can shipping off a good chunk of their best players (and have arguably their best, Patrick Kane, be a question mark), help the Blackhawks be the odds on favorite again? Coach Q must be somethin'. Sure wish he could coach for the Blues.

What's that? Never mind.

Also interesting is Toronto's drop off after the Phil Kessel trade that didn't help Pittsburgh improve in the odds at all, and how much the Dallas Stars' odds improved after adding Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya along with a little goaltending insurance in Antti Niemi.