The Washington Capitals have emerged as unlikely favourites for this year’s NHL’s ultimate prize - the Stanley Cup. Teams like the Redwings and the Penguins are playing second fiddle to the team that claims to represent the nation of America in the battle for the greatest trophy of them all.
The second favourites are the Chicago Blackhawks who are clearly the second pick in a very competitive market. After that the San Jose Sharks are the next in betting but surprisingly the next team in betting after that is the Vancouver Canucks.
888sports currently has the Canucks as favourites to beat the Kings in their best of seven series. The Canucks are at $1.40 to win their series whereas the Kings are at $2.87. If they can get pass the Kings then the draw will open right up and they are a realistic chance of making a serious charge at this year’s title.
Hocky betting is an interesting proposition and it’s always one that represents great value to those that are prepared to take on the opposition. Vancouver is a realistic chance to win the Stanley Cup and at 888sprt you can expect to get at least $8.00 about them to claim the trophy even if they beat the Kings.
The Canucks have shown good old fashioned Canadian courage in getting themselves to this position. They certainly didn’t have a great start to the season but worked on the back on a great Olympics campaign and have done everything since then to suggest they are capable of winning the ultimate prize. There would be nothing better than seeing a Canadian double with the Gold Medal/Stanley Cup.