NHL: Odds of Top 20 Teams to Win 2011 Stanley Cup

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NHL: Odds of Top 20 Teams to Win 2011 Stanley Cup

It's getting to be about that time. It's getting warmer, the birds are coming out to sing and the late-season surge in the NHL will give way to the most exciting spectacle in all of sports—the NHL playoffs.

Some may say I'm crazy for ranking it ahead of March Madness and the touchdown dance competition, AKA the Super Bowl. Nothing—NOTHING—compares to the emotion of an NHL playoff game, particularly a game in the Stanley Cup Final.

Go ahead and tell any hockey fan that the Duke Blue Devils winning yet another national championship tops the Chicago Blackhawks ending a 49-year Cup drought, and he or she will laugh in your face.

Here are the odds of the top 20 teams to take home the greatest trophy in sports. Bear with me, as I have never made odds before.

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