Wednesday, October 04, 2006

NHL 2006-2007 Season Begins!

Its a very exciting day for us hockey fans, the day that the new NHL season is finally upon us. Now is as good of a time as any to give the NHL a chance and catch a game or two on TV. I love the thrill, toughness and excitement of this sport. In order to properly kick off the festivities, here is the current Stanley Cup odds and a picture of one of my favorite Avalanche players: goaltender Jose Theodore.

Anaheim Mighty Ducks 10/1
Atlanta Thrashers 30/1
Boston Bruins 30/1
Buffalo Sabres 9/1
Calgary Flames 12/1
Carolina Hurricanes 10/1
Chicago Blackhawks 90/1
Colorado Avalanche 20/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 50/1
Dallas Stars 15/1
Detroit Red Wings 7/1
Edmonton Oilers 30/1
Florida Panthers 30/1
Los Angeles Kings 40/1
Minnesota Wild 20/1
Montreal Canadiens 30/1
Nashville Predators 15/1
New Jersey Devils 11/1
New York Islanders 50/1
New York Rangers 15/1
Ottawa Senators 7/1
Philadelphia Flyers 10/1
Phoenix Coyotes 40/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 75/1
San Jose Sharks 10/1
St. Louis Blues 80/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 25/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 30/1
Vancouver Canucks 20/1
Washington Capitals 90/1

My take on these odds: This season I can see just about any team winning the Stanley Cup so none of these odds really seem out of line to me. I will say I think the Avs are underrated at 20/1. Also Calgary is my pick for the moment s0 12/1 odds are actually not a bad bet. Detroit mught be a bit overrated at 7/1 odds.