Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

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It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally).

Bovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights.

Here are a few that stand out, with the full list at the bottom of this post.

  • Defending champion Chicago Blackhawks are deemed most likely to make it, despite an off-season full of change and some turmoil.
  • The Arizona Coyotes are the longest shots. It’s been some time since they made it, yet of those lower-ranked teams, they seem like an interesting dark horse, right? Maybe?
  • The San Jose Sharks face even odds. Innnteresting.
  • The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings have the same odds. Cute, they are probably best buds.
  • Unsolicited opinion: the best run of odds go to that span that features the Dallas Stars, New York Islanders and Detroit Red Wings. The Islanders seem like an especially solid bet … for entertainment purposes only, of course.

Want to ponder your own team’s gambling chances? Here you go.

Playoff Odds (From Most Likely to make the playoffs to least likely to make the playoffs)

Chicago Blackhawks – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -1100 (1/11)

No +625 (4/25)

New York Rangers – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -1000 (1/10)

No +600 (6/1)

Tampa Bay Lightning – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -850 (17/2)

No +525 (21/4)

Anaheim Ducks – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -800 (1/8)

No +500 (5/1)

Los Angeles Kings – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -800 (1/8)

No +500 (5/1)

Pittsburgh Penguins – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -800 (1/8)

No +500 (5/1)

St Louis Blues – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -300 (1/3)

No +240 (12/5)

Minnesota Wild – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -280 (5/14)

No +220 (11/5)

Montreal Canadiens – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -280 (5/14)

No +220 (11/5)

Washington Capitals – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -280 (5/14)

No +220 (12/4)

Nashville Predators – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -250 (2/5)

No +200 (2/1)

Boston Bruins – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -200 (1/2)

No +160 (8/5)

Columbus Blue Jackets – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -170 (10/17)

No +140 (7/5)

New York Islanders – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -170 (10/17)

No +140 (7/5)

Dallas Stars – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -150 (2/3)

No +120 (6/5)

Detroit Red Wings – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -135 (20/27)

No +105 (21/20)

Edmonton Oilers – To make the Playoffs?

Yes -130 (10/13)

No EVEN (1/1)

San Jose Sharks – To make the Playoffs?

Yes EVEN (1/1)

No -130 (10/13)

Winnipeg Jets – To make the Playoffs?

Yes EVEN (1/1)

No -130 (10/13)

Ottawa Senators – To make the Playoffs?

Yes +120 (6/5)

No -150 (2/3)

Calgary Flames – To make the Playoffs?

Yes +130 (13/10))

No -160 (5/8)

Vancouver Canucks – To make the Playoffs?

Yes +150 (3/2)

No -180 (5/9)

Florida Panthers – To make the Playoffs?

Yes +200 (2/1)

No -240 (5/12)

Colorado Avalanche – To make the Playoffs?

Yes +250 (5/2)

No -325 (4/13)

Philadelphia Flyers – To make the Playoffs?

Yes +250 (5/2)

No -325 (4/13)

Toronto Maple Leafs – To make the Playoffs?

Yes +250 (5/2)

No -325 (4/13)

Buffalo Sabres – To make the Playoffs?

Yes +275 (11/4)

No -350 (2/7)

New Jersey Devils – To make the Playoffs?

Yes +275 (11/4)

No -350 (2/7)

Carolina Hurricanes – To make the Playoffs?

Yes +300 (3/1)

No -400 (1/4)

Arizona Coyotes – To make the Playoffs?

Yes +400 (4/1)

No -600 (1/6)