Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/14/13
In Vancouver’s Way on March to Cup Finally the ridiculous lockout is over and now we can start talking about battles on the ice and not battles that took place in board rooms! The Vancouver Canucks will enter the 2013 season as one of the legitimate favorites to win it all… again. They are stacked in all aspects of the game – anything less than a Cup would be a disappointment. But a look at the Stanley Cup odds show that oddsmakers feel that there is some competition out there particularly in the East. Let’s take a look at the other favorites and who possesses a serious threat to Vancouver’s march toward History in 2013. Pittsburgh Penguins 8/1 When you have two of the best players in the world on the same roster, you are going to be a favorite every time. This year is no exception – Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin lead a group of forwards that includes James Neal, Brandon Sutter, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis while the defense led by Kris Letang is equally solid. With Marc-Andre Fleu...
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