Finally, it's almost playoff time. Every year there are numerous surprises, triumphs, chokes, record-breaking performances, all ultimately leading to the inevitable "day with the Cup" celebration.
Last year we saw Tim Thomas win three Game 7s—including one in which the Vancouver Canucks "choked" by getting shutout at home during game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
The lines on that game were extremely interesting as well:
NHL – STANLEY CUP FINAL – Game #7
Boston Bruins +130 O 5
Vancouver Canucks -150 U 5
What's great about sports betting is that you can bet on virtually anything, for example:
Will Roberto Luongo get pulled and replaced by another goaltender at any point during the game (excluding injury)?
If the Bruins win, who will Zdeno Chara pass the cup to first during their on ice celebration (Listed players only)?
Tim Thomas 2/5
Mark Recchi 4/1
Patrice Bergeron 9/2
David Krejci 6/1
Milan Lucic 10/1
Brad Marchand 15/1
Tomas Kaberle 15/1
Claude Julien 20/1
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Without further ado, here are the odds to win the 2012 Stanley Cup (as of 03/28/12):
|Detroit Red Wings||8/1|
|Los Angeles Kings||20/1|
|New Jersey Devils||25/1|
|New York Rangers||6/1|
|San Jose Sharks||30/1|
|St. Louis Blues||7/1|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||1000/1|
Eliminated: Hurricanes, Ducks, Canadiens, Islanders, Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Wild