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2020 Stanley Cup odds: Bruins, Golden Knights lead latest odds after NHL releases updated postseason – CBS Sports

The NHL became the first major American sports league to announce its intention to return with live sports play on Tuesday. While fans might have to wait a bit for the action to fully return, there’s at least a plan in place for the season to resume in this calendar year.

The plan in question is one that foregoes the remainder of the regular season and jumps straight to the postseason–a 24-team pool for the Stanley Cup, to be exact. With that news in mind, it means that there’s going to be new odds on which of the 24 playoff-bound teams has the best chance to lift that famed cup over their head on the ice.

Unsurprisingly to those who paid attention to the season, the odds are particularly sympathetic to the Boston Bruins at +550. At the time that the NHL announced it was going to put its schedule on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Bruins were leading the NHL with 100 total points on the season. 

Tied with Boston are the Vegas Golden Knights, who also boast +550 odds to win it all, and were third in the Western Conference in total points at the time of suspension, with 82. Ahead of them were last year’s Stanley Cup champions, the St. Louis Blues (94 points), and the Colorado Avalanche (92 points). The Blues sit at +800 while the Avalanche sit at +850.

You can find the entire list of Stanley Cup odds, courtesy of William Hill Sportsbook, below:

Vegas Golden Knights +550

Boston Bruins +550

Tampa Bay Lightning +600

Washington Capitals +800

St. Louis Blues +800

Colorado Avalanche +850

Philadelphia Flyers +1200

Dallas Stars +1500

Pittsburgh Penguins +1500

Nashville Predators +2500

Edmonton Oilers +2500

Toronto Maple Leafs +2500

Calgary Flames +3000

Winnipeg Jets +5000

Vancouver Canucks +5000

Arizona Coyotes +5000

Carolina Hurricanes +5000

New York Rangers +7500

Columbus Blue Jackets +7500

Florida Panthers +7500

New York Islanders +7500

Minnesota Wild +7500

Montreal Canadiens +10000

Chicago Blackhawks +10000

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