TORONTO - The folks who set the Las Vegas betting lines donít have much faith in Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke or his team.
The Leafs, Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders are listed as 75-1 long-shots to win the Stanley Cup next year by the Boddog.ca website.
The Leafs, who lack both a legitimate No. 1 and
No. 2 centre and donít have a pick before the third round of the NHL entry draft, havenít made the playoffs since 2004.
The Oilers, who finished dead last in the NHL this past season, have the No. 1 over-all pick in the draft, but Vegas line-setters donít expect whoever they select ó Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguinó will have an immediate impact.
The Vancouver Canucks rate as Canadaís best shot at a Cup in 2011, at 15-1 odds. The Ottawa Senators are 22-1, the Calgary Flames 25-1 and the Montreal Canadiens, 30-1.
Apparently, Boddog.ca thinks the Habs over-achieved in last yearís playoffs.
The Chicago Blackhawks, the reigning Stanley Cup champs, have the best odds at 11-2.
They are followed by the Pittsburgh Penguins (6-2) and Washington Capitals (13-2).
Steve Yzermanís Tampa Bay Lightning are a 60-1 choice to win the Cup, while Burkeís former team, the Anaheim Ducks are 40-1 long-shots.