Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/8/12
NHL Futures – Who is going to win the Staley Cup? Sticking with our North West gambling themed articles (NFL, NCAAB, NBA, MLB) this week we felt it was time to give the NHL some love in that direction. We have passed the half way point of the NHL season and some front-runners for the Stanley Cup have certainly emerged. The Vancouver Canucks, as always are right in the thick of it. But who is their toughest competition? Who are the sneaky teams that could give them fits on the road to Hockey’s Holy Grail? To nobody’s surprise, the Western Conference is going to be a dog-fight to the end. Four or five teams other than the Canucks have a chance to emerge and represent the West. So let’s take a look at the major players so far and their chances to win the Cup in June… or July… or maybe August. CONTENDERS: Boston Bruins Odds to Win Stanley Cup: +600 The Bruins are presently mired in a bit of a slump – .500 hockey over their past 11 games but as we all know, good teams must endure slumps...
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