Latest 2013 Stanley Cup odds: Penguins still favorites, Rangers move up

The latest Bovada odds still have the Pittsburgh Penguins as Stanley Cup favorites for the 2012-13 season. (Getty Images)

Now that we're halfway through the offseason and many of the big free agent signings and trades have already taken place, the folks at Bovada have released their latest Stanley Cup odds for the 2012-13 season.

The original odds that came out back on June 12 can be found here.

The Pittsburgh Penguins remain at the top of the list with 8/1 odds, and are followed by the New York New York Rangers at 9/1, the Vancouver Vancouver Canucks at 11/1 and the defending champion Los Angeles Los Angeles Kings at 12/1.

The complete list:

Pittsburgh Penguins                   8/1
New York Rangers                     9/1
Vancouver Canucks                   11/1
Los Angeles Kings                     12/1
Philadelphia Philadelphia Flyers                      13/1
Chicago Chicago Blackhawks                   14/1
Detroit Detroit Red Wings                       15/1
Boston Boston Bruins                             16/1
St. Louis St. Louis Blues                           16/1
Minnesota Minnesota Wild                           18/1
San Jose San Jose Sharks                        20/1
Buffalo Buffalo Sabres                            22/1
Carolina Carolina Hurricanes                     22/1
Nashville Nashville Predators                     25/1
Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Lightning                   25/1
Washington Washington Capitals                   25/1
New Jersey New Jersey Devils                       28/1
Edmonton Edmonton Oilers                         30/1
Toronto Toronto Maple Leafs                    35/1
Florida Florida Panthers                         40/1
Anaheim Anaheim Ducks                          40/1
Colorado Colorado Avalanche                     40/1
Montreal Montreal Canadiens                    40/1
Ottawa Ottawa Senators                         40/1
Phoenix Arizona Coyotes                        40/1
Calgary Calgary Flames                          50/1
Dallas Dallas Stars                               50/1
Winnipeg Winnipeg Jets                             50/1
New York New York Islanders                     75/1
Columbus Columbus Blue Jackets               100/1

It's a little surprising to see the Penguins remain at the top with almost no change in their odds. Since the original odds came out in June Pittsburgh has lost Jordan Staal , Zbynek Michalek and Steve Sullivan from its roster and added only Brandon Sutter and Tanner Glass . They're still a major contender and one of the best teams in the league, but given their offseason to this point no change in their odds, and remaining the favorite in the league, is interesting.

The addition of Rick Nash in New York has moved the Rangers from a 12/1 favorite up to second on the list. On the other side of that trade Columbus went from 75/1 all the way down to 100/1.

Another team that saw a huge increase, naturally, is the Minnesota Wild. In June the Wild were tied for last in the NHL (along with the New York Islanders and Blue Jackets) at 75/1. Signing the top two players in free agency this summer, forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter , has pushed them up to 18/1. Parise and Suter no doubt make them a better team, but they seem to be getting a little too much here.

And for a darkhorse? I still kind of like Carolina to make some noise after their moves this summer.

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Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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