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NHL odds: Bruins, Pens, Blackhawks, Kings favored in new divisions

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

Both the B's and the Hawks are favored to win their new divisions. (USATSI)
Both the B's and the Hawks are favored to win their new divisions. (USATSI)

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It's time for another round of odds on the upcoming hockey season. This time it's our first look at the odds for division winners in the new alignment with four, bigger divisions.

You probably just want to see the odds from Bovada so here you go. A couple of thoughts afterward.

Atlantic Division

Boston Bruins 11-5
Detroit Red Wings 7-2
Montreal Canadiens 9-2
Toronto Maple Leafs 9-2
Ottawa Senators 13-2
Tampa Bay Lightning 15-2
Buffalo Sabres 30-1
Florida Panthers 50-1

Metropolitan Division

Pittsburgh Penguins 4-5
Washington Capitals 13-2
New York Islanders 7-1
New York Rangers 7-1
Philadelphia Flyers 10-1
Columbus Blue Jackets 14-1
Carolina Hurricanes 15-1
New Jersey Devils 18-1

Central Division

Chicago Blackhawks 5-8
St. Louis Blues 13-4
Minnesota Wild 6-1
Dallas Stars 12-1
Nashville Predators 18-1
Colorado Avalanche 20-1
Winnipeg Jets 22-1

Pacific Division

Los Angeles Kings 3-2
Vancouver Canucks 3-1
Anaheim Ducks 9-2
San Jose Sharks 19-4
Edmonton Oilers 7-1
Phoenix Coyotes 16-1
Calgary Flames 30-1

The division favorites shouldn't come as a surprise, ach of those four have established themselves as stalwarts.

But man, there are some tantalizing odds out there if I were a betting man (I'm not, I've never made a bet outside of wagers with friends in my life). My favorites on the risk/reward platform are the Sens at 13-2, the Rangers at 7-1 and the Sharks at 19-4. I could see any of those teams moving to the top of the division this season, good enough to at least take a flyer on some favorable odds.

Meanwhile I wouldn't touch the Panthers at 50-1 even with your money.

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