Every year brings us the unveiling of NHL Stanley Cup odds courtesy Bodog, and as much as it sucks that that day had to come in January, I’m happy to report that they’re up and ready to be gambled on. Not that I gamble or anything, but like, for those people who do. Ahem.

Adam Burns, Sports Book Manager Bodog.ca had this to say about hockey coming back:

“For the book, the NHL being back is very good news as betting on hockey accounts for one quarter of the bets we take in a year. The NBA and College Football picked up some of the slack but with hockey we have a very distinct set of bettors who only bet on the NHL who I am sure are just as happy as us that it is finally back. Our Stanley Cup odds are re-opened with the Penguins leading the way at 8/1 and the Vancouver Canucks as the top Canadian contender at 9/1.”

Below are the odds of every team to win the Cup this year, followed by the odds teams received to win their conferences:

Odds to win the 2013 Stanley Cup

Pittsburgh Penguins                   8/1
New York Rangers                     17/2
Vancouver Canucks                    9/1
Los Angeles Kings                      12/1
Philadelphia Flyers                     12/1
Chicago Blackhawks                  14/1
Boston Bruins                             16/1
Detroit Red Wings                       16/1
St. Louis Blues                            16/1
Minnesota Wild                           18/1
San Jose Sharks                          20/1
Carolina Hurricanes                    22/1
Washington Capitals                  22/1
Buffalo Sabres                             25/1
Edmonton Oilers                       25/1
Nashville Predators                   28/1
Tampa Bay Lightning                28/1
Montreal Canadiens                 30/1
New Jersey Devils                     30/1
Toronto Maple Leafs                30/1
Anaheim Ducks                        40/1
Colorado Avalanche                 40/1
Dallas Stars                               40/1
Florida Panthers                      40/1
Ottawa Senators                       40/1
Phoenix Coyotes                     40/1
Calgary Flames                         50/1
Winnipeg Jets                           50/1
New York Islanders                  66/1
Columbus Blue Jackets          100/1

Thoughts: Too much love for the Penguins (as always), too much love for the Wild (they’ve got the buzz though), a LOT of love for the Oilers, considering they’ve been what, last or second last four straight years, and not nearly enough love for the Coyotes and Senators, which comes directly from them being less-than-popular teams, so Bodog has to offer long odds to get people to bet on them.

Odds to win the 2013 NHL Eastern Conference

New York Rangers                   19/4
Philadelphia Flyers                    7/1
Boston Bruins                           15/2
Carolina Hurricanes                 11/1
Buffalo Sabres                          12/1
Tampa Bay Lightning               12/1
Washington Capitals                12/1
New Jersey Devils                   15/1
Montreal Canadiens                16/1
Toronto Maple Leafs               16/1
Florida Panthers                      20/1
Ottawa Senators                      20/1
Winnipeg Jets                          28/1
New York Islanders                  33/1

Odds to win the 2013 NHL Western Conference

Vancouver Canucks                  9/2
Chicago Blackhawks                  6/1
Los Angeles Kings                      6/1
St. Louis Blues                            7/1
Detroit Red Wings                     15/2
Minnesota Wild                            9/1
San Jose Sharks                        12/1
Edmonton Oilers                        14/1
Nashville Predators                   14/1
Anaheim Ducks                          18/1
Dallas Stars                              20/1
Phoenix Coyotes                       20/1
Colorado Avalanche                   22/1
Calgary Flames                         28/1
Columbus Blue Jackets            50/1

So what say you, hockey fans? Any good value out there for betting?