Online bookmaker: Rangers are new Stanley Cup favorites


The New York Rangers are the new favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to online bookmaker Bovada.

The Rangers have replaced the Chicago Blackhawks atop the board, the Blueshirts’ odds going from 12/1 on March 3 to 13/2 today. (Chicago’s odds went from 15/2 to 7/1 over the same period.)

The Wild’s odds also improved (for them, not for bettors) a fair bit, from 14/1 to 8/1.

Meanwhile, a couple of teams whose odds moved in the opposite direction were the Predators (from 9/1 to 14/1) and Islanders (from 12/1 to 18/1).

Here’s the full new list:

New York Rangers: 13/2
Chicago Blackhawks: 7/1
Minnesota Wild: 8/1
Anaheim Ducks: 9/1
Montreal Canadiens: 10/1
St. Louis Blues: 10/1
Tampa Bay Lightning: 10/1
Nashville Predators: 14/1
Pittsburgh Penguins: 14/1
Los Angeles Kings: 16/1
Boston Bruins: 18/1
New York Islanders: 18/1
Detroit Red Wings: 20/1
Vancouver Canucks: 20/1
Washington Capitals: 22/1
Calgary Flames: 33/1
Winnipeg Jets: 40/1
Ottawa Senators: 50/1
Florida Panthers: 300/1

Related: Why the Lightning are serious Stanley Cup contenders