2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Updated Stanley Cup Odds for Your Playoff Team

Kevin W. RyanContributor IIIMarch 28, 2012

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:

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)? 
Yes 5/1

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

Now all we need to do is legalize it nationwide...write your Congressman today! 

Without further ado, here are the odds to win the 2012 Stanley Cup (as of 03/28/12):  

Boston Bruins 7/1
Buffalo Sabres 35/1
Calgary Flames 200/1
Chicago Blackhawks 12/1
Colorado Avalanche 100/1
Dallas Stars 20/1
Detroit Red Wings 8/1
Florida Panthers 30/1
Los Angeles Kings 20/1
Nashville Predators 15/1
New Jersey Devils 25/1
New York Rangers 6/1
Ottawa Senators 25/1
Philadelphia Flyers 15/1
Phoenix Coyotes 30/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 3/1
San Jose Sharks 30/1
St. Louis Blues 7/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 1000/1
Vancouver Canucks 7/1
Washington Capitals 40/1
Winnipeg Jets 100/1

Eliminated: Hurricanes, Ducks, Canadiens, Islanders, Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Wild    

Source: sportsbook.com