NHL playoffs: Stanley Cup odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks have the best odds of winning the Stanley Cup this...

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks have the best odds of winning the Stanley Cup this spring. (Reuters)

RANDALL THE HANDLE, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:08 PM ET

The first NHL team to get 16 victories wins the Stanley Cup. Now that the playoff matchups have been established, so have the odds to take the coveted Cup. Here is a look at all 16 qualifying teams and why you may or may not want to invest in them:

Pittsburgh Penguins, 3½-1

• Offensively loaded team can outscore any opponent.
• 18-6 both at home and on the road.
• Star players’ fragility a concern.
• Odds too short to take a position.


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