The Stanley Cup Playoffs are always an exciting time of year. The officials take a bit of a break, goaltenders play beyond themselves and players generally give everything they have and then some.
If you had asked anyone at the start of the season who was the favorite to win the 2011 Stanley Cup, you would probably have heard the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals or the Detroit Red Wings.
If someone told you the Nashville Predators would be in the mix this year, would you have believed them?
With all 16 teams having played the first game of the respective series, it's time to have a look at what the oddsmakers are now saying about each team's chances of winning the Stanley Cup are.